“Hang in there”
Meaning: stay positive
Example: Hang in there. I’m sure things will get better soon!
- dress up
Meaning: wear nice clothing
Example: It’s a fancy party, so you should dress up!
- end up
Meaning: eventually reach/do/decide
Example: We ended up staying in and renting a movie instead of going out.
Have you ever thought about where you will end up ten years from now?
- back something up
Example: Back up your car so that you can avoid the fire hydrant.
I remember my first time driving after I passed my driving exam and received my license. I was backing up my car to pull out of the driveway, and I crashed into my dad’s car! Luckily there was not much damage, just a small scratch to his driver-side mirror.
2. back someone up
Example: I trust that my family will always back me up when I need them.
- look up to someone
Meaning: have a lot of respect for
Example: I have always looked up to my parents.
Who do you look up to?
- let someone in
Meaning: allow to enter
Example: You should never let strangers in when you are home alone.
- Hang on / Hold on
Meaning: wait a short time (informal)
Example: Can you hang/hold on a second? I need to grab some things before we leave.
One of my favorite songs when I was a child…Yeah, I’ll admit it’s a little embarrassing now.