Talking about Marriage
Amy and Kim work together in the same office. They are having a chat in the staff room about marriage...
Amy: Are you married, Kim?
Kim: Yes, I am. I got married two years ago.
Amy: Are you happy to be married?
Kim: Yeh, I have a great marriage. I love my husband so much. What about you? Are you married?
Amy: No, but I’m engaged. İ’m getting married soon and I’m so excited about it!
Kim: When is the wedding?
Amy: It’s at the end of May.
Kim: That’s great news! Congratulations! I hope you have a fantastic wedding day and very happy life together.
Amy: Thank you Kim. I hope that I’ll be as happy as you are in your marriage!
To let down someone
To make someone disappointed when you have not fulfilled a promise.
She promised that she would be there but she let me down.
To break down
1. To become very upset.
2. When something stops working
1. She broke down when she opened her results.
2. The lift broke down.
To bring somebody/something down
1. To make someone lose their powerful position.
2. To make something end.
1. He brought his boss down by exposing personal emails.
2. The rise in export prices could bring the hospitality industry down.
To bottle something up
To refuse to talk about things when someone is worried or upset.
After his father passed away, he bottled his emotions up and wouldn’t talk to anyone.
To get something across
To make someone believe or understand something
He tried to get his point across but his manager wouldn’t listen.