Stephen and Ashlie realise they have quite similar ideas about what their Mum would like, but Ashlie soon gets distracted from the task in hand!

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hi there
I have 3 questions
what does these means sentences below
1 I meet you halfway
2 I'm running out of time
3 call it quits
that's very nice of you

Hi Hamedtry,

1. In this context 'I'll meet you halfway' is a way of making an offer in negotiation. If one person offers $20 and the second offers $30 then the next step might be to say 'I'll meet you halfway' and offer $25.

2. 'I'm running out of time' means that you do not have much time left.

3. We say 'we'll call it quits' when we want to say that neither side owes the other anything. For example, in this dialogue Ashlie lent Stephen £50 and then Stephen gave her back a candleholder worth £50, so Stephen says they can 'call it quits'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi sir
What does you’ll get it back mean?
Thanks

Hi Hamedtry,

'You'll get it back' here is a promise to return the money that is borrowed. It means that same as 'I'll give it back to you'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi. What is the meaning of Lunch is on me?

Hello galal agad,

It means that I will pay for lunch. Stephen is telling Ashlie that he will pay for her lunch.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello galal agad,

It means that I will pay for lunch. Stephen is telling Ashlie that he will pay for her lunch.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,this video is very useful
What is the meaning of "let’s split up"?

Hi Giangdauten,

'Let's split up' means 'let's not stay together'. Stephen says this because the place is very big and he thinks it will be more efficient to separate rather than staying in one group.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Beside of all the useful phrases which I learnt from this video, an interesting thing which I've noticed is the 'bargaining'. I do really hate bargaining and really feel very upset when I face unreasonable prices in some shops. In such situation I usually leave the shop rather than bargain with those unfair sellers. In fact, I think reactions of most people are the same as mine. And guess who is the loser!?
I'm not a businessman but I'm pretty sure that It is more profitable that you have got ten customers who each would give a profit of %20, rather than two customers who each of them would give you a profit of %100 profit each. If you do the math you would say that both of them made a total profit of %200 but in my point of view the first one has got '%200 of profit+10 loyal customers' and the second one Has got '%200 of profit-2 dissatisfied customers'. I wonder what is the opinion of other learners or even our dear teachers about this?
Although I do know that LearEnglish team usually don't correct mistakes in our comments, but I would appreciate if I could have their general opinion about my comment. Have I made any major mistake(s)?

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