A: What are you up to later?
B: I’m going to ask Scott for a job at his company.
A: Are you serious?
B: Ya, why not?
A: I think you are barking up the wrong tree.
B: What are you talking about?
A: I think you blew your chances when you offended his girlfriend last week. She was really upset.
B: I apologized the next and and we’re good now. It’s all water under the bridge.
A: Well, I don’t know…
B: You don’t know about what?
A: Umm. Where was I?
B: You were trying to explain why I couldn’t get a job at Scott’s company.
A: Sorry. I forget. I lost my train of thought.
B: Thanks for the advice.
A: Don’t mention it.
Phrases and Vocabulary used:
Dime a dozen: This phrase means that something is not very valuable. A dozen means 12. A dime means 10 cents. A dime a dozen obviously means worth very little money. It is often used as an exaggeration, but it’s a fun way to make a point.
Lawyers are a dime a dozen is another common one.
Best route to take: A “route” is a choice or set of choices. People have lots of different options in their lives. Each option is a different route. Clearly some routes are better than others.
Justify: To “justify” something it basically means to prove it is reasonable.
You are not a kid anymore. You make your own decisions without having to justify them.
Don’t sell yourself short: This phrase means, “don’t undervalue yourself”. Give yourself credit.
Piece of paper: Sometimes we refer to university degrees as “pieces of paper”. It’s what to say when you want to show that a degree isn’t as important as someone might think.
It’s all in your head: This phrase means that it is untrue in reality, but only seems true from the person’s point of view.
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