CHRIS OFF: I can’t make my mindup.(decide)I might splash out(‘pay’ in the
sense of ‘to spend extravagantly’)and get them to cook me up(cook for me– no difference in meaning)a big fry-up(a meal of all fried food).Pass over(handme)the ketchup!(not a phrasal verb – a type of tomato sauce).
7.8 Why does Giovanni say ‘Cheers’? On what occasions can we use this word?
‘Cheers’, as you know, is what you say when you have a drink, just like ‘chin chin’ ‘salud’
‘skol’ or ‘nastrovia’ in other countries. (The action of saying ‘cheers’ and clinking glasses together is called(to propose / to make)a toast.
‘I propose a toast to Johnny. Let’s hope he has a very safe journey. Cheers!
‘Cheers’ is also the most common colloquial way of saying ‘thanks’ or ‘thank you’ in the south of
England. In almost the whole of the north and many parts of the south you will hear people say the more informaltaortavery much, instead of ‘thank