Time for elevenses
Gemma: I haven’t started work so early in weeks.
Meryl: Yes, it’s only a quarter to ten and we’ve been at it for almost four hours.
Gemma: Time for elevenses before we die of hunger and thirst.
Meryl: Great idea. I’ll pop out and get some doughnuts.
Gemma: And I’ll put the kettle on.
Meryl: Oh yes, I’m just dying for a cup of tea. Explanation: Elevenses is a short break when you have a cup of tea or coffee, and sometimes biscuits, at around eleven o’clock in the morning.
Roy: It sounds like they’re tearing the walls down up there.
Martin: I think they are, literally. It sounds like they’re renovating.
Roy: That’s all fine and good, but can’t they do it during decent hours?
Martin: They don’t realise that not everyone gets up before the crack of dawn.
Roy: And today’s Sunday! I’m going up there to set them straight.
Martin: Be nice! Don’t make any enemies! Explanation: Put/set someone straight - to make certain that someone knows the real facts about a situation
Example: Don’t worry, I’ll set him straight on this matter.
Rebecca: What’s that in your hand?
Milner: My ticket to heaven.
Rebecca: Is that why you’re praying?
Milner: I’m saying a prayer for good luck.
Rebecca: I don’t think God cares about your lottery ticket.
Milner: You just wait. I have a gut feeling that I’m on to something big here.
Explanation: Gut feeling - a strong belief about someone or something
Example: I have a gut feeling that the relationship won’t last.