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It's a dual-flush toilet !!!
Tess So you've completely refurbished the toilets and bathroom in your house.
Dodie Yes, we had the work done last month. Come and have a look ?
Tess May I ? Oh, that really does look nice. The tiling is beautiful.
Dodie Yes, we were lucky to get a first-class tiler to do all the tiling and he did a fantastic job.
Tess Why are there two buttons on the toilet ?
Dodie It's a dual-flush toilet. If you press the left-hand button, you get a full flush, if you press the right-hand one you only flush half the water in the cistern.
Tess That must save an awful lot of water.
Explanation :
The dual-flush toilet, a technology first developed in the early 1980s, takes water-efficiency one step further by using 6 litres of water to flush solid waste but only 3 litres to flush liquid waste. While this technology is mandated in Australia and Singapore it is relatively new in North America.

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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