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draw • takes forever • drives me nuts
leave you alone • point card • join me up
  1. There are a lot of things that about him, but I still love him.
  2. It depends on the type of customers you want to .
  3. They want to for a supermarket credit card.
  4. My is almost full.  Next time I get a 10% discount.
  5. It for you find the perfect pair of jeans.
  6. If salespeople have your number they will never .
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853 Shopping Peeves
Rebecca and Todd talk about things they do not like about shopping.

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draws a lot of people

It also draws a lot of people.

An event that 'draws a lot of people' makes many people want to go there.  Notice the following:

  1. The annual sale always draws a lot of people.
  2. The concert drew a lot of people.

it takes forever

It takes forever to try clothes on.

'It takes forever' is an idiomatic expression we use to talk about something that takes a long time. How long depends on the situation, and we often use it in a way that's not serious.  Notice the following:

  1. It takes forever for me to decide.
  2. It takes my girlfriend forever to put on make up.

It drives me nuts

It drives me nuts when sizes change from year to year.

We use the phrase 'it drives me nuts' to talk about something we hate when it happens.  Notice the following:

  1. It drives me nuts when people are late.
  2. It just drives me nuts when people chat in the library.

they leave you alone

If you say you're browsing then they leave you alone.

When people 'leave you alone,' that means they do not speak to or contact you in any way.  Notice the following:

  1. If you ignore them, they will leave you alone.
  2. I wish they would leave me alone.

The points cards

Sign up for points cards.

Each time a customer buys something, points are added to a customer's 'point card' that can later be exchanged for discounts.  Notice the following:

  1. Do you have a point card?
  2. I forgot my point card.

join me up

So they join me up.

We say 'join me up' when we agree to sign up for a plan or promotion.  Notice the following:

  1. That sounds great. Join me up!
  2. That's not enough to join me up.