It's always good to keep in touch with old friends.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


In the following dialog,
Man: Are you still sharing that house with all those other people ?
Woman: No way! I bought a big house with.....four bedrooms,and a garden...the works.
What is the meaning of "the works" in this sentence.

Hello Ningappa!
Don't forget we have a dictionary on site! If you type the works into our Cambridge Dictionaries Online search box, you'll see the very first definition is this:
everything that you might want or expect to find in a particular situation

So here, the woman means the house has everything you would want in a house - bedrooms, bathrooms, a garage, a garden...

Hope that helps!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot for your quick response.

I think she means by saying "the works" that she could house with 4 bedrooms and a garden as a result of the successful work

check it out in cambridge dictionary

Good work
I learned more new expressions today like mustn't grumble and Haven’t seen you in ages.
wish you all the best

you guys dont huge ech other when you havent seen someone or ages? i wouldnt feel confortable if i dont do it

nice i learnt lots of vocab i luv british accent


Thanks, great dialogue but I think it's too fast.