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He's got the faucet running !!!
Hettie Look all this commercial on TV.
Imogen It's just a young guy cleaning his teeth.
Hettie Yes, but look at the changing number in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Imogen It keeps getting bigger. Ah I can see it's liters.
Hettie Yes, he's got the faucet running and it's showing the number of liters he's letting go down the drain while he's brushing his teeth.
Imogen My goodness, it's fifteen already. What a waste ! He shouldn't let the faucet run for the whole time.
Hettie That's the point of the commercial. It's showing how much water you can save if you only run the faucet at the start and finish of brushing your teeth.
Explanation :
Faucet ( tap ) - a device that controls the flow of liquid, especially water, from a pipe
Example : The faucet / tap is leaking.

On the verge of

Fill me in on the task

I am through working overtime

The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

Cut-throat competition

See the work through

It is feasible

This item is sought-after

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

Time is ticking away

We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

Long-standing support

Production lead time

In no time

Expedite the payment

Defective goods

Work wonders

Get in contact with

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

Give me a hand

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

Fire away

It's no bother at all

With flying colors


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