TRAVEL NEWS WIRE…
Electric luxury car Tesla S and sports model Tesla Roadster will soon be available for rent from Hertz car rental. Both models will be offered to Hertz customers at the San Francisco and Los Angeles airports in California. The all-electric Telsa cars can go an average of 265 miles on one battery charge. The Telsa S model was given Road and Track magazine’s Car of the Year award for 2013.
THIS WEEK’S NATURAL PHRASE
get our act together
Lucy: Aren’t we ready to leave for the camping trip yet? It’s getting late!
Shannon: Well, John is on the phone and Leslie is looking for the tent. I think Jeremy got lost and he’s trying to find our house.
Shannon: We were supposed to leave an hour ago. We need to get our act together and get to the camp site before it gets dark.
Explanation: When you say to a group “we need to get our act together” it is like saying that all of the performers on the stage have to be working together and doing everything at the right time. It is similar to saying “we need to get organized.”
THIS WEEK’S MEDICAL PHRASE
Mrs. Morgan: Do you think the patient may have contracted the Mers virus?
Doctor Holly: We can’t say that conclusively until we get the test results back.
Explanation: To say something “conclusively” is to say it without any doubt. It means that you are sure about the facts.
THIS WEEK’S EMAIL PHRASE
Dear Mr. Cooke:
The conference will finish tomorrow, but I can stay for another day in order to meet with your staff. I don’t have to worry about the extra hotel and restaurant fees. It’s all paid for by O.P.M.
Explanation: The phrase “O.P.M.” means “other peoples’ money.” It means that your company or some sort of sponsor is taking care of all of the costs. You don’t have to pay money out of your pocket.