652 – Itsy-Bitsy Words

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Happy-English-Podcast-652-ITSY-bitsy-wordsDon’t think I’m being airy-fairy right now, but I want to razzle-dazzle you with some teeny-weeny words in English that just might make your vocabulary topsy-turvy. But let’s not dilly-dally. Instead, let’s study together.

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  • I’m sorry, but your airy-fairy proposal won’t get any funding unless you provide concrete evidence.
  • The boss had to abandon his airy-fairy plan of expanding the business overseas after realizing the high risks involved.
  • She is always lost in airy-fairy dreams of becoming a superstar even though she doesn’t have any actual talent.
  • Stop dilly-dallying and get your work done before the deadline.
  • We can’t afford to dilly-dally this morning because if we do, we’ll miss our flight.
  • I regret dilly-dallying over my decision to start my own business. I think it’s too late!
  • Everything is hunky-dory now that we’ve resolved the issue with the computer.
  • If the deal goes through with the new client, we’ll be hunky-dory and can finally relax.
  • She assured me that everything was hunky-dory between her and her partner, despite the recent argument.
  • Look at the itsy-bitsy puppy, isn’t it the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?
  • She got an itsy-bitsy tattoo of a butterfly on her wrist, and it looks lovely.
  • I found a teeny-weeny frog in my garden today, and it was so cute.
  • She bought a teeny-weeny dress for her newborn baby.
  • The singer’s concert was filled with razzle-dazzle, including elaborate costumes and special effects.
  • The salesperson tried to use razzle-dazzle to sell the car, but it wasn’t enough to convenience me to buy it.
  • The company’s new marketing campaign is full of razzle-dazzle, but it remains to be seen whether it will be effective.
  • The pandemic has made our lives topsy-turvy, making everything uncertain and unstable.
  • The magician turned the stage topsy-turvy by making everything disappear.
  • After the tsunami, the city was in a topsy-turvy state, and it took months to recover.
  • You can’t hire new employees willy-nilly. Hiring needs careful considering and time.
  • We can’t just make decisions willy-nilly; we need to do some research first.
  • She packed her bags willy-nilly, without any idea of what to bring on her trip.
  • I sometimes get wishy-washy at a restaurant and spend a lot of time looking at the menu.
  • The teacher was being wishy-washy and wouldn’t give us a clear answer on what would be on the final exam.
  • Stop being wishy-washy and tell me what you want to say!

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