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English Conversation 44: Dry Cleaning Emergency

1. short notice: without much warning or notification
  • I'm sorry to tell you on such short notice, but you need to work this weekend.
  • He made me give a presentation on short notice. I only had one day to prepare.
2. to be desperate: to really and urgently want or need something
  • I am desperate to find a new job.
  • Our boss is desperate to increase sales. He will try anything.
3. to do something for no extra charge: to provide an additional service for no additional money
  • If you buy this car, then I will install a satellite radio for no extra charge.
  • If you purchase a phone, then we will give 3 months of unlimited data for no extra charge.

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