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The mayor's wife turned her back on her !!!
Hayley You should have seen what happened at the mayor's New Year reception yesterday evening.
Julia I had to miss it. Tell me what happened.
Hayley Well, Laura Dixon approached the mayor's wife to tell her about the new fashion boutique she's just opened in the main street, but the mayor's wife turned her back on her.
Julia Well that wasn't a very friendly thing to do. But I think I know why.
Hayley Really ? Well go on, tell me.
Julia Somebody told me that the mayor's wife had been thinking about opening a similar boutique. She was probably jealous that Laura had done it before she did.
Explanation :
 
Turn one's back on - Deny, reject; also abandon, forsake.
 
Example : I can't turn my back on my own daughter, no matter what she's done.
 
 
 

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The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

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See the work through

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Sells like hot cakes

Look it up

Got it all planned out

I've lucked out

Speak your minds

On top of that

We spread out the news

He's all tied up

Keep an eye on

Stuck in traffic

Pricing and samples

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We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

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Production lead time

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You're making me blush

Keep you updated

Filled him in

I'll see to it

Grab a bite

The bottom line is quality

They are high-tech items

Our lead time is 14 days

Fit in with

Have a word with you

I am flattered by your praise

Well begun is half done

I am just a workaholic

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You reap what you sow

Keep track of

It's my treat

A tight schedule

Have a second thought

I've made up my mind

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