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colleagues • light • burger-and-fry
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  1. For a lunch, I prefer soup and a sandwich.
  2. He's such a for a good deal that he buys things that he doesn't really need.
  3. I know you were hoping to buy a new car, but you don't have the money right now, so just it.
  4. Food was a big problem for him when he was traveling, because he's really just a kind of guy.
  5. The management at my job really focuses on creating relationships between in the office.
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684 Lunch
Adrienne talks about what she likes to have for lunch and shares her favorite burger.

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colleague

We both work in the same office and we are colleagues.

A 'colleague' is an associate. It can be someone you actually work with or just someone you have met and talked to a number of times. Notice the following:

  1. Have you met my colleague Alex?
  2. One of my colleagues actually owns a house in the Caribbean and invited me for a vacation.

light lunch

I go for either Indian or Vietnamese because it's kind of a light lunch.

You eat a 'light lunch' when you aren't very hungry. It is not a lot of food, so it will not make you really full or make you feel tired. Notice the following:

  1. This is a great little restaurant to get a light lunch.
  2. Let's just have a light lunch, because it's only a few hours until our dinner reservations.

burger-and-fry guy

Because I'm a burger-and-fry guy, I just want a sandwich or hamburger and a milkshake.

A 'burger-and-fry guy' really likes to eat hamburgers and French fries. Notice the following:

  1. She's a burger-and-fry girl, so she would be okay with any sort of fast food restaurant.
  2. These fancy restaurants don't really don't excite me at all, because I'm just a burger-and-fry guy.

a sucker for

I am a sucker for a good cheeseburger, so I do like to have that.

If you are a 'sucker for' something, it means that you can't resist it. Notice the following:

  1. He's really a sucker for fried food.
  2. I'm a sucker for anything sweet.

get over it

You don't like mayonnaise? Get over it.

When to tell someone to 'get over it,' you are telling him to deal with his issue or problem. If someone continues to think about a problem that they had in the past but can't do anything about, you can say 'Get over it.' Notice the following:

  1. When someone that you love dies, you will need a long time to get over it.
  2. She was a bad girlfriend. You need to just get over her.