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Who Can It Be Now?

Who can it be knocking at my door?
Go ‘way, don’t come ’round here no more.
Can’t you see that it’s late at night?
I’m very tired, and I’m not feeling right.
All I wish is to be alone;
Stay away, don’t you invade my home.
Best off if you hang outside,
Don’t come in, I’ll only run and hide.

Who can it be now?

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keep up with somebody


to keep up with somebody:
to write to, telephone, or meet a friend regularly, so that you do not forget each other

a través de keep up with somebody | meaning of keep up with somebody in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English | LDOCE

to keep someone in the loop

 
To keep you in the loop means to keep someone informed about and/or involved in something, such as a plan or project, especially that which involves or pertains to a specific group.

“We’ve hired a new intern to help you with data entry, so be sure to keep her in the loop about the project.”
 

a través de Keep (someone) in the loop – Idioms by The Free Dictionary

Weekly photo challenge – Repurpose

“ A chair is still a chair even though there’s no one sitting there”  by vocabularyinchunks

Origen: Weekly photo challenge – Repurpose

What Goes Around Comes Around

what goes around comes around: used to say that if someone does bad things now, bad things will happen to them in the future (“lo que se siembra se recoge”)

Justin Timberlake – What Goes Around…Comes Around
“… That’s okay, baby, ’cause in time you will find
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around …”

“Go” and its prepositions and articles

… “go home”

… but “go to school”,

… or “go to the supermarket”

… or “go on a date”

… or “go for a walk”

Source: Hägar Language School

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown

naked eye

naked eye: Sight unassisted by an instrument such as a microscope or telescope, the human eye.
‘Bacteria and virus are too small to be seen with the naked eye.’
‘Experts warned not to watch the eclipse with naked eyes.’

 

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