Thursday, September 21, 2017

measly & paltry

Quotations:


-- Joker, her salary is taxed. Your measly $500 per week includes the GST your pax have paid, and you collect, on behalf of the ATO. Not the same thing.

A simple calculator will advise you that your GST on your measly $500.00 is a paltry $45.

Definitions:

measly:
very small in size or quantity; not enough;

paltry:
1. too small to be considered as important or useful;
2. have no value or useful qualities;


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

torn & scrape (the bottom of) the barrel

Quotations:


-- Im torn between getting a Toyota Prius V 7 seater and doing Uber X and XL. Prius V is pretty economical with usage about 6.5l/100km in reality...Im worried about fitting people in the back 2 seats!

-- Do select. Too many XLs now. I used to be exclusive XL. Now have to scrape the barrel Xing to make up the difference. 10 XL ants at circular quay at 4am this morning.

Definitions:

torn:
1. reluctant or unable to make a choice;
2. feeling upset because you can not choose between two things;

scrape (the bottom of) the barrel:
to have to use whatever things or people you can get, because there is not much choice available;