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pass it on • tendency • balance
open toward • two left feet
  1. The president of the company is very new advertising ideas.
  2. It is her to say yes to everything.
  3. My grandmother gave my mother that ring and my mother will to me someday.
  4. There is no in his life.  All he does is work.
  5. He thinks he is a good dancer, but really he has .
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811 Salsa Dancing
Fred and Katia talk about the salsa, the other dance they teach at their school.

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pass it on

Then I try to pass it on.

When we 'pass something on,' that means we give it, either a physical thing or a piece of information, to another person.  Notice the following:

  1. I'll pass it on to my boss.
  2. Can you pass it on for me?

have a tendency

Women have a tendency of going towards Kati.

A 'tendency' is what we usually do in a given situation.  Notice the following:

  1. I have a tendency to fall asleep in class.
  2. She has a tendency to interrupt when others are speaking.

striking a perfect balance

We're striking a perfect balance.

When we 'strike a perfect balance,' that means we spend a desired amount of time between two or more activities.  Notice the following:

  1. Striking a perfect balance between work and play is difficult.
  2. Striking a perfect balance between diet and exercise is the key.

more open toward

Women are more open toward dance lessons.

When we are 'open toward' something, that means we are willing to consider new or different things, ideas or suggestions.  Notice the following:

  1. I'm more open toward new music than most of my friends.
  2. He was more open toward it than I expected.

two left feet

He has two left feet.

When we are not good at dancing we say we have two left feet.  Notice the following:

  1. My boyfriend has two left feet.
  2. Before I took dance lessons, I had two left feet.