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Johnny: Hey, Fadi! How’s it going?
Fadi: Fine, thanks, Johnny. How are you?
Johnny: Good, but busy, busy, busy, as always. Time is money – you know what I mean?
Fadi: Oh yes, I do, I do. I’m a businessman myself, don’t forget!
Johnny: How could I? I’m one of your major shareholders!
Olivia: Hello, everyone!
Johnny: Hi there!
Fadi: Come and sit over here!
Olivia: Just popped in to see Harry and Bindyu.
Fadi: Not me?
Olivia: I see quite enough of you!
Fadi: You can never have too much.
Johnny: What’s going on with Harry and Bindyu?
Olivia: Bindyu was taking Harry to meet her parents last night – for the first time. She was really nervous about it.
Johnny: Why was she so nervous? Harry’s a nice guy.
Olivia: Well, she says her parents are very traditional, quite old-fashioned. They might not approve of her having a boyfriend.
Johnny: I see.
Olivia: And here they are!
Bindyu: Hello, all!
Olivia: Hello there, you two! So ...?
Bindyu: So ... what?
Olivia: Come on! Tell all – how did it go?
Bindyu: With my parents?
Bindyu: Oh! So everyone knows now, do they?
Olivia: You know how it is ...
Harry: Well, there’s not much to know really – Bindyu’s family are all lovely people – very friendly, very welcoming.
Bindyu: Yeah! Everything went fine. They really liked Harry, and were pleased for me.
Olivia: There! I told you there’d be no problem!
Fadi: Sounds like you’re in there, mate!
Harry: Hope so ... I’m thinking of popping the question!
Fadi/Johnny: No! Seriously?
Harry: Yeah! I want to ask her to marry me ...
We use tag questions to confirm our understanding of something. Look at these sentences.
So everyone knows now, do they?
He isn’t going to ask her now, is he?
She will say yes, won’t she?
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This is a very informal phrase. We say You're in there! when someone has made a good impression on another person – especially someone they have romantic feelings about.
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