The English Corner 14 May

Posted Date : 14-May-2018

be that as it may

This expression means that what the speaker says may be true but it will not change the situation.
OK. Fewer people may come because of the bad weather, but be that as it may, it's too late to cancel the show. 
chime in
If you chime in, you interrupt or join a conversation, especially to repeat or agree with something.
As I explained to the bus driver what had happened, the other passengers chimed in and gave their version.

 Phrasal Verbs
A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb. Below you will find a list of phrasal verbs in alphabetical order with their meaning and an example of use.
bail out- 1) Pay money to secure someone's release 2) Rescue from financial difficulties    
1) When he was arrested, his family refused  to bail him out. 2) The government bailed out the bank.

Synonyms and Antonyms
purchase (verb)

to get possession of (something) by giving money in exchange for 
“I need to purchase a new heavy coat”
Synonyms- cop [slang], pick up, purchase, take
Related Words- acquire, gain, garner, get, obtain, procure, secure, win; finance, pay (for), spring (for); barter (for), deal (for), dicker (over), exchange (for), haggle (for), negotiate (about), trade (for); bargain (with), chaffer (with), horse-trade (with), palter (with); bid, offer; rebuy, repurchase
Near Antonyms- deal (in), market, merchandise (also merchandize), retail, sell, vend

Agritourism- A form of tourism in which tourists stay on farms or in agricultural villages, and often participate in farm activities.
Docusoap-Blend of 'documentary' and 'soap'. (soap opera: sentimental TV serial) A 'docusoap' is a reality television programme in the style  of a documentary
Emoticon- A blend of 'emotion' and 'icon'. A symbol, used in email messages, which is made out of punctuation marks and resembles a human face.



Related Post