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cliché • regulations • pack
 in a million • rule it out
  1. The chance of seeing you here is one .
  2. We saw a of lions on the safari tour.
  3. What kind of are there for government workers?
  4. It is to give a girl chocolate on Valentine's Day.
  5. Although you don't want to go to university right away don't completely.
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922 African Wildlife
David talks about the wildlife in his home country of Kenya.

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cliché

The whole safari scene cliché.

A cliché is something we see or hear so often that it is no longer special or interesting.  Note the following:

  1. The whole L.A. club scene is cliché.
  2. Action movies are so cliché.

regulate

The tourists are kind of regulated.

Something that is regulated is controlled by government rules.  Note the following:

  1. The government needs to regulate the fishing industry.
  2. My father's job is to regulate the national forests.

pack

When one animal is excluded from its pack, it's an angry animal.

Here, the word pack means a large group.  Note the following:

  1. They were attacked by a pack of dogs.
  2. A pack of teenagers always stand on that street corner.

one in a million

Getting attacked by a wild animal is one in a million. But you never know.

The phrase 'one in a million' means that there is a very small chance that something will happen.  Note the following:

  1. Your chances of winning the lottery are one in a million.
  2. He has a one in a million shot at getting a date with her.

rule ... out

You can never rule these things out.

When we rule something out that means we decide it is impossible or will not happen.  Note the following:

  1. We can't rule out rain so let's take an umbrella.
  2. If things don't improve, I won't rule out quitting.