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I can't wait • starving • cozy
what I imagined • middle of nowhere
  1. Football season starts in one month. .
  2. I am . I neeed to eat.
  3. My school is in the .
  4. The book was not it would be like.
  5. This sofa is really .
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1095 French Restaurant

Alex talks about his favorite place to have a nice meal back home in Australia.

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the middle of nowhere

The restaurant is in the middle of nowhere.

The middle of nowhere is a common expression to show that something is very isolated or far from everything else. When you say something is in the middle of nowhere you imply that it is hard to find or not easy to get to. Notice the following:

  1. He bought a house out in the middle of nowhere.
  2. She works on a farm in the middle of nowhere.

what I imagine

Here the phrase 'what I imagine' just means what one thinks. We often use this term to express what was expected and an actual outcome. Notice the following:

  1. This book is not what I imagined it would be like.
  2. The movie star was not what I imagined. He was shorter in person.

cozy

The decor is simple, kind of cozy.

Cozy is short for comfortable, so when a place is cozy that means it is very pleasant and nice. We often use the term cozy for places, atmosphere, or furniture. We use the term comfy for clothing. Notice the following:

  1. I love a cozy room, some comfy pajamas and a good book.
  2. We like to sit on that sofa. It is so cozy.

You won't starve.

A: Is the service good?
B: You won't starve.

Here the speaker is using sarcasm. By saying 'you won't starve' the speaker is joking that eventually you will get served food but maybe that the service is not that great.

can't wait

I can't wait to actually get back there.

When people say they can't wait, they just mean they are very excited for something to happen. Sometimes people 'can't wait' for a good thing to happen , like a party, or for a bad thing to end, like a bad movie.

  1. I can't wait for this flight to end.
  2. I can't wait to see my girlfriend this weekend.
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