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well-run • stuck • handle
 do every day• reasonable
  1. Three crying children is too much to .
  2. Going to an elegant restaurant is not something I , but it's a nice treat.
  3. It seemed like a price for a vacation.
  4. He owns a very restaurant down the street.
  5. I can't meet you for dinner.  I'm at work.
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924 Coasteering
Sharron talks about this new sport that is gaining popularity.

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well-run

It's very well-run.

When something is well-run that means it is very organized. Notice the following:

  1. That hotel is very well-run.
  2. It is not a well-run business. They are losing money.

stuck

You could get stuck by the sea current.

When you get stuck that means you are forced to stay in one place.  Notice the following:

  1. I can't come now. I am stuck in a meeting.
  2. Bob got stuck in traffic.

handle

The tour is handled very well.

When we handle something that means we take care of it.  Notice the following:

  1. Joe handles,  all the overseas clients.
  2. Do you think you can handle the meeting today?

not something you do every day

Swimming with dolphins is not something you'd do every day.

We use the phrase 'not something you'd do everyday' to talk about an activity or experience that is very unusual.  Notice the following:

  1. In Europe seeing an elephant walk down a city street is not something you'd see every day, but in Bangkok it is.
  2. Meeting the President is not something you'd do everyday.

reasonable

That sounds pretty reasonable.

The word reasonable can almost always be replaced by 'OK'.  Notice the following:

  1. The food is not delicious but the prices are reasonable.
  2. It is not reasonable for you to do the work of two people.