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Episode 05: Fadi to the Rescue

Sarah, Olivia, Harry and Johnny are all looking glum, but Fadi is here to solve their problems.

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Intermediate: B1

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Hallo

what does "What have you got to lose?" means ?

I have no idea what does it mean..

Thank you so much

It means that you cannot make things worse or lose anything by doing a thing.

Harry has nothing to lose by going to Johnny's company for a chat = Harry cannot make his condition worse by doing that = If Harry does it, nothing bad is going to happen.

Hello ChandraParema,

You can find the answers to vocabulary questions like this by using our Cambridge Dictionaries Online tool. Just type 'what have you got to lose' into the search window and click 'Look it up!' to get a definition, grammatical information and more. It's a very useful tool.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello ! what does the phrase ( don't lose any sleep over it ) mean ? and why did she use it ? i've used the dicionary but it's not clear to me !
thanks alot :)

Hello Bobbos,

It means 'don't worry too much about it'. The idea is that something that makes us worry a lot often makes it difficult for us to sleep, as we keep thinking about it instead of relaxing and falling asleep. In this case, Olivia is explaining to Harry that she won't be hurt if he doesn't have time to create her website.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello!

I have a doubt:
Why she said "too dark, or too far away, or too expensive..." and not "very dark, very far away, or very expensive"? When we use TOO or VERY?

Thanks in advance!

Hi Ana,

This topic is explained in the last section of Elementary Podcast Series 2 Episode 3 (at 21:31, Tom the teacher) and also in the Word on the Street York Scene 2 Language Focus (starting at 3:10). I think those explanations will clear this up for you, but if not, please let us know.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Ok! Thank you so much! :)

Hi guys,

I have a question for you:

''.sit down and I’ll bring them over to you.''

Them over to you means ''I bring the coffees on the table? isn't it?

Hi visfont,

It means 'I'll bring them to your table' - in other words, the customers don't have to wait by the bar but can sit down and wait for their drinks.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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