Getting Around Without a Car
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to have got (something) covered – to have something under control; to be in control of a situation; to know how to handle or deal with a situation * Yes, there’s a lot of work to do by Friday, but don’t worry. Insley says he’s got it covered.
skateboard – a flat, rectangular board with rounded ends connected to four small wheels, so that a person can move quickly by standing on it, pushing one’s foot against the ground to increase speed and change direction * Vinny’s mother won’t let him ride his skateboard unless he wears a helmet.
dirt road – an unpaved road; a road that is covered with rocks or dirt instead of asphalt or concrete * It’s almost impossible to drive down that dirt road during the rainy season because it gets too muddy.
no big thing – no big deal; not important; not something that one is worried about * Hideako lost $30,000 in the stock market, but it’s no big thing. He has millions.
bike – bicycle; a type of transportation with two wheels and a seat, where one moves by pedaling (moving one’s feet in a circle to turn the wheels) * If you ride your bike to the grocery store, how will you carry home your groceries?
rollerblades – special shoes with a single line of wheels on the bottom, much like roller skates * On the weekends, Caitlin likes to wear her rollerblades to the park.
Segway – an electric machine with two wheels and a small flat area to stand on, used for transporting one person, with the person standing on it and controlling the speed and direction with the movement of one’s body * We were surprised to see security guards riding Segways at the mall, but I guess they can move around more quickly and easily on a Segway than by walking.
in the meantime – while something else is happening; until something else happens * I ordered a new jacket online, but it won’t arrive until next week. In the meantime, I’ll just have to keep wearing this old one.