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day • start • sleep
daily • unannounced • watching
  1. The only person I let drop by is my best friend.
  2. She always reads the business section in paper.
  3. I usually clean the house and wash my clothes on my off.
  4. Living in the city gives me time to do some serious people .
  5. I only have one day a week to in.
  6. Would you like to off your dinner with a glass of wine.
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469 The Perfect Day
Simon describes the perfect day.

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day off

My perfect day would be a day off with some of my favorite things in life, like eating, relaxing, and sports.

When you have a 'day off,' it means that you don't have to go to work or school.  Notice the following:

  1. When is your day off this week?
  2. Thursdays are usually my day off.

start off or sleeping in

The day would start off with me sleeping in till about 9 or 10 o'clock.

The way something 'starts off' is the way it begins.  If you 'sleep in,' you sleep later than usual. Notice the following:

  1. I'll try to be quite in the morning so you can sleep in.
  2. I have to start off my day with coffee.

daily paper

I would pick up the daily paper and read it for a while.

Your 'daily paper' is a newspaper that you receive every day.  Notice the following:

  1. Do you get the daily paper or only on the weekends?
  2. There will be a photograph of our team in the daily paper on Wednesday.

drop by unannounced

After that, I'd probably get ready and just drop in to a friend's place, you know, drop by unannounced. out

If you 'drop by a place unannounced,' it means that you go there without telling the person that you are coming.  Notice the following:

  1. You can drop by unannounced whenever you're in the area.
  2. I hate it when they drop by unannounced.

do some serious people watching

I'd go someplace where there is a nice place to eat outside or do some serious people watching.

When you 'do some people watching,' you go to a place to look at people and see what they are doing.  You are watching them for entertainment.  Notice the following:

  1. I prefer to go to the mall to do some people watching, rather than go shopping.
  2. The airport is a great place to do some people watching.