Calling the Lost Property Office
Peter has lost his mobile phone. He was at the gym earlier in the day, so he calls to ask if anyone has found it there…
Peter: Hello, is this the lost property office?
Receptionist: Yes, it is. How can I help you?
Peter: My name is Peter Jones. I was at the gym today and I think that I left my mobile phone in the changing rooms. Can you please check if it is there?
Receptionist: Yes, of course. I’ll check the lost property office for you now. What time did you leave? Can you give me any details about your mobile phone?
Peter: Mm... I left the changing rooms about half past twelve. It’s an iPhone.
Receptionist: I’ve just checked in the office and I have good news for you! Your mobile phone is here.
Peter: Great! I’m so relieved! Can I collect it tomorrow morning?
Receptionist: Yes, no problem. I’ll be here all morning.
Peter: Thank you very much!
Receptionist: No problem at all. I’ll see you tomorrow.
To run up against
To experience something difficult and unexpected.
The politicians ran up against strong opposition from the people.
To wrestle with
To try very hard to deal with a problem or a difficult situation.
I wrestled with the decision for a few months before deciding to quit.
To think through
To carefully consider the possible results of doing something.
I need some time think this through before making a decision.
To knuckle down
To start working or studying harder.
He’s going to have to knuckle down if he wants to pass the course.
To talk over
To discuss a
problem or situation
We talked over the
issues in the
making a decision.