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Sitting ducks !!!
Keane This weather is getting to me. When will it end ?
Paul Not very soon. The tropical storm off Florida was upgraded to typhoon status last night. Now they've issued a typhoon warning. It's headed this way and at this rate, it'll make a direct hit before nightfall.
Keane In that case, don't you think we should evacuate now just to be on the safe side ?
Paul Let's sit tight for now. If it doesn't dissipate, we'll head inland in a couple of hours.
Keane I wouldn't want to get caught in traffic in the middle of a storm surge and 30-meter-per-second winds. If it hit while we were on the highway, we'd be sitting ducks. Surges have washed out stretches of highways before.
Paul You may be right. let's get going.
Explanation :

Sitting duck  - Someone who is very easy for an attack

Example : With their bullets all gone, the soldiers were sitting ducks for the enemy.

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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