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(I'd be) happy to (do something)
Glad or eager to do something. Sure, I'd be happy to help! What do you need? Always happy to help.
(one) (had) better be off
One should leave right now. Adam's waiting for me, so I'd better be off. Uh oh, the train comes in five minutes—better be off! We better be off before traffic gets even worse.
(one) (had) better hit the road
One should leave right now. We'd better hit the road before traffic gets even worse. Uh oh, the train comes in five minutes—better hit the road! Adam's waiting for me, so I better hit the road.
(one) would (just) as soon (do something)
One would like to or would rather do something. Often used when one is faced with several options. It would be nice to live somewhere else, but I would just as soon go to a local college and stay close to my family. I know everyone is eager to go out tonight, but I'd as soon stay home, to be honest.
See also: soon
et id genus omne
From Latin, meaning "and all of that kind," used to allude to or include other similar people or things without naming them directly. The class focuses on the usual suspects of modernist poets—Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, et id genus omne. The plot, such as it is, acts as a treatise on such tired burdens facing the affluent elite as lack of purpose in life, estranged relationships, et id genus omne.
I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you
humorous If I told you this extremely confidential or sensitive piece of information, I'd have to kill you to ensure that you don't share it with anyone else. Sure, I know who really stole the test answers, and I could tell you—but then I’d have to kill you. A: "I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you." B: "Well then, I guess I'll never know the big secret, huh?"
I wish I'd said that
An expression usually of admiration for another's cleverness or disappointment that one didn't say such a thing oneself. Oh man, that's a great comeback—I wish I'd said that! I wish I'd said that, but no, I stammered like an idiot instead.
I'd bet money (on something)
I'm so confident that I am right (or that you are wrong) that I'm willing to bet on it. Oh, with your GPA, you're definitely going to be named valedictorian—I'd bet money on it.
I'd like a word with you
I'd like to talk to you, perhaps to issue a warning or reprimand. A: "Aunt Karen let me have ice cream for dinner!" B: "Is that so? Karen, I'd like a word with you."
I'd like to have a word with you
I'd like to talk to you, perhaps to issue a warning or reprimand. A: "Aunt Karen let me have ice cream for dinner!" B: "Is that so? Karen, I'd like to have a word with you."
I'd like to speak to (someone)
A request to talk to someone in particular. I'd like to speak to your supervisor. A: "I'd like to speak to Josh." B: "He's not available right now—can I take a message?"
I'd like to speak to (someone), please
A request to talk to someone in particular. I'd like to speak to your supervisor, please. A: "I'd like to speak to Josh, please." B: "He's not available right now—can I take a message?"
I'd like you to meet (someone)
A phrase used when introducing two people. Hey, come here—I'd like you to meet my co-worker Janet. Elizabeth, I'd like you to meet my mom.
I'd rather face a firing squad than (do something)
I really do not want to (do something). A firing squad is a group of people assigned to execute someone by gunfire. The phrase hyperbolically implies that the speaker would rather face a gruesome death than do what is being discussed. I'd rather face a firing squad than do another presentation for the board. Last time, they found an error in my report and screamed at me for it.
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I wish I'd said that.
a comment of praise or admiration for someone's clever remark. Mary: The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Sue: I wish I'd said that. Mary: I wish I'd said it first. John: Tom is simply not able to see through the airy persiflage of Mary's prolix declamation. Jane: I wish I'd said that. John: I'm sorry I did.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. n. some kind of identification card. (Initialism.) Can you show me an ID?
2. tv. to determine the identity of someone; to check someone for a valid identification card. The cops IDed the driver in less than thirty minutes.
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