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Some Expressions Used in Everyday English

November 23rd, 2015 in Expressions

It’s not worth it  

Used for saying that the value of something does not justify the concern you are showing.

  • Celine: Should I get this coat dry-cleaned? The stain isn’t coming out.
  • Jack: It isn’t worth it. I only wear it when I work in the garden.

That’s quite enough

This expression is used to ask someone to stop behaving badly.

  • That’s quite enough. I don’t want any more rude remarks from you.

I’m in a hurry     

When you are in a hurry, you are not able to wait to do something because you do not have enough time.

  • I can’t wait. I’m in a hurry. I must get there in 30 minutes.

When you are not in a hurry, either you have plenty of time on hands or you are unwilling to do something.

  • I’m in no hurry to get married. (= I am not interested in getting married at the moment.)
  • Let’s discuss your plans. I’m in no hurry to leave. (= I’ve got plenty of time, so we can discuss your plans.)

It doesn’t matter

It doesn’t matter means ‘it’s not important’. It doesn’t matter to me means ‘I don’t care.’

  • Vicky: I’m leaving you. Sona and I are getting married.
  • Maria: So, go ahead. Marry her if that’s what you want. It doesn’t matter to me.

Another piece of conversation is given below.

  • Peter: What shall I do?
  • Stella: Do whatever you like. Jump off the roof or give live in the desert. It doesn’t matter to me. I just don’t care what you do.