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Daily Expressions

“sick leave” – time off work because you are ill

  • “He was on sick leave for nearly three weeks”
  • “She’s got really bad flu so she’s gone on sick leave.”

“blimey!” – an informal expression of surprise

  • Blimey 1
  • “Blimey! Look at all this food!”
  • “Cor blimey! What an amazing goal!”

A corrupted form of “God blind me!”

“flabbergasted” (adjective) – shocked by something unexpected

  • “I’m flabbergasted! I can’t believe he just quit his job like that”

It is an un-gradable adjective and is used with ‘really’, ‘totally’ or ‘absolutely’

  • “I was absolutely flabbergasted when I saw the price”

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