Eating at a Casual Restaurant
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something the matter with – a problem or issue with something; something that isn’t right or correct * Is something the matter with your leg? You’re walking strangely.
how to put this – a phrase used when one is uncomfortable because one wants to say something that might hurt another person’s feelings or be awkward * I don’t know how to put this, but you should know that you don’t look very good when you wear orange or yellow colors.
diner – a restaurant that serves informal, inexpensive meals * This diner serves great fried chicken and mashed potatoes.
hole in the wall – a business, restaurant, or store that doesn’t look very nice and is not fancy * I know this place looks like a hole in the wall, but it has very good service.
mom and pop – referring to a small business owned by a married couple or a small family * As a teenager, Ross spent each summer working in a mom and pop grocery store down the street from his house.
it’s the (something) that counts – a phrase used to show that one particular thing is what really matters or what is really important, and nothing else is as important as that one thing * It’s too bad you didn’t like his gift, but it’s the thought that counts. Wasn’t it a nice surprise that he remembered your birthday?