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blister • a scar • million
greasy • get rid
  1. As a boy, he loved playing in the woods and always had a cuts.
  2. We have to use the fryer outside because the floor gets too wet and .
  3. Your shoes really smell. You need to of them.
  4. Most people in this city have from being burned by a motorcycle at least once in their lives.
  5. He has a huge from cutting down all those trees.
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724 Kitchen Safety
Rebecca looks at the dangers of working in a restaurant and kitchen safety.

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horrible blister

I burnt my arm and I had a horrible blister afterwards.

When you get a 'horrible blister,' it means that you have an injury your skin as a result of a piece of clothing or a shoe rubbing against it or if you get burnt. A blister is like a bubble on your skin with a clear liquid inside.

Notice the following:

  1. I tried out my new shoes and they gave me a horrible blister.
  2. That looks like a nasty burn. I think you are going to get a horrible blister.

scar

I don't have a scar because I used vitamin E oil and the skin healed really well.

A 'scar' is a permanent mark that is left on your skin after you have healed from an injury like a cut or burn.

Notice the following:

  1. I hope I don't get a scar.
  2. You can get special creams to help get rid of scars.

a million cuts

I imagine you must have a million cuts from all those big sharp knives.

A 'million cuts' is a phrase that you would use to mean a lot of cuts. It doesn't literally mean a million, but is using exaggeration to show that a chef gets cut a lot.

Notice the following:

  1. The first time she shaved her legs she had like a million cuts all over them when she was finished.
  2. I had like a million cuts from the scissors that I was using.

wet and greasy

The floor is always wet and greasy.

The floor would be 'wet' because water and other liquids are dropped on it and 'greasy' because oil is spilled on it.

Notice the following:

  1. Please be careful, as the floor is wet and greasy.
  2. I just can't get the table clean. It is too wet and greasy.

you get rid of

At the end of every shift, you get rid of a much grease as possible.

When you 'get rid of something,' it means that you throw it away or remove it from a specific location.

Notice the following:

  1. I need to get rid of the cooking smell from my clothes.
  2. I can't get rid of my cold, and I feel really ill.