Disliking a Sibling-s Boyfriend or Girlfriend
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to get that impression – to understand or perceive something in a particular way, usually when contrasting one’s own understanding or perception with that of another person * – This is going to be the best course ever! * – Really? I didn’t get that impression. I think it’s going to be boring.
what (someone) sees in (someone) – the things that attract one person to another person; the things that one person admires or respects in another person * What does Troy see in Hilda? She’s one of the rudest people I’ve ever met, but he seems to like her a lot.
to make a good impression – to do or say things that make another person like oneself and think good things about oneself * During the interview, you can make a good impression by offering a firm handshake, sitting up straight, and looking into the interviewer’s eyes.
to compliment (someone) – to say something nice; to make someone feel good about a particular characteristic or action * Shane was pleasantly surprised when a stranger on the bus complimented him on his haircut.
eager – excited and enthusiastic; ready to do something and looking forward to it * We are really eager to see the new movie. We already have tickets for the first showing this weekend.
clingy – needing and depending on someone too much, trying to spend a lot of time with that person and touching him or her all the time * Is it normal for a child to be so clingy, always holding onto her mother’s leg?
to speak for (someone) – to answer questions that are directed at another person, not giving that person time to answer the questions by himself or herself * Why do you let your boss speak for you during the meetings? You need to learn to present your own ideas.
to finish (one’s) sentence – to interrupt another person in the middle of a sentence and say the rest of it for him or her * Sean and Ryan are identical twins who always finish each other’s sentences.