Todas estas frases tienen en común la palabra TABLE. Estas asociaciones te ayudarán mucho a aprender el nuevo vocabulario.
SET THE TABLE
Definition: To put dishes, knives, forks, and spoons on a table before a meal.
Example: You make the salad and I’ll set the table.
CLEAR THE TABLE
Definition: To remove the dishes and other eating utensils from the table after a meal.
Example: Will you please help clear the table? After you clear the table, we’ll play cards.
PUT YOUR CARDS ON THE TABLE
Definition: To tell someone honestly what you think or what you plan to do.
Example: She thought it was time to put her cards on the table and tell him that she had no intention of marrying him.
WAIT (ON) TABLES
Definition: To serve meals to people in a restaurant.
Example: She earned the money for college by waiting tables.
UNDER THE TABLE
Definition: Secretly and often illegally.
Example: A lot of these people work 80 hours a week, and they are paid under the table.
TURN THE TABLES
Definition: To change a situation so that you now have an advantage over someone who previously had an advantage over you.
Example: She turned the tables on her rival with allegations of corruption.