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hard to say • silence • aisle
 unfashionable • judge
  1. Do you know which the cereal is in?
  2. After a whole day in the busy city you need a little .
  3. It's what I'll be doing five years from now.
  4. Don't him based on the clothes he wears.  He is actually very successful
  5. So people think it's to wear white shoes in the winter.
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909 Pick Up Places
Jeff and Jonathan talk about places where single men can meet women.

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hard to say

That's hard to say.

Something that is hard to say is difficult to guess.  Notice the following:

  1. It's hard to say if the economy will improve.
  2. I am not sure if Bill is coming. It's always hard to say with him.

silence

They've got a silence rule.

The word silence means no sound or noise.  Notice the following:

  1. People get upset if there is not silence in the library.
  2. In space, you can only hear silence.

aisle

He met a girl in the grocery store once in one of the aisles.

Here, an aisle is the long, narrow walking space between shelves in a supermarket.  Notice the following:

  1. The canned good are on aisle three.
  2. The aisles on planes seem to get smaller and smaller.

unfashionable

It's unfashionable when they go to the bowling alleys.

Something that is unfashionable is not popular right now.  Notice the following:

  1. It is unfashionable to wear a pink tie and black shirt.
  2. Wearing white socks with a suit is really unfashionable.

judge (someone)

The woman would be judging you by how much money you have.

When we judge that means we form a positive or negative opinion of someone.  Notice the following:

  1. Whether we admit it or not, we all judge each other.
  2. She judged him by the style of clothing he wore.