1.It’s probably for the best.
better than you think or than it appears to be
I’m sorry your dog died. But he seemed like he was in a lot of pain toward the end, so it’s probably all for the best
I didn’t get into my dream university, but I really like where I am now, so it all worked out for the best.
Hope for the best
2.She better not show at brunch today.
I/You/He/She/It (had) better (not)…
You better finish your dinner, otherwise mom’s gonnakill you.
It better not rain tomorrow, or our trip will be ruined
3.Nathaniel, keep it down.
Keep it down = be quiet
Hey keep it down! Someone’s gonnahear us!
Keep your/my cool
It’s so hard to keep my cool when my girlfriend fights with me.
Keep it up
Keep up the good work!
Keep it to oneself.
I gotta keep this secret to myself.
4.It looks like the table's all set.
All set = ready, in position to go
You’re all set to go
Everything’s all set and ready.
M: Hey-hey, how goes the dancing? Gay yet?
J: Ah-ha-ha, you guys owe me big time. (He walks into the kitchen and does a little dance step on the way.)
R: (laughing) What was that?
R: You just did a little dancy thing.
J: No I didn’t.
M: Yes you did! You did like a little hop.
R: You are soo enjoying this.
J: No, I’m not! And it wasn’t a hop it was a pademarie.
M: (laughing harder) You know the words! You are so into this!
6.A Christmas Carol
"Why do you doubt your senses?“
"Because," said Scrooge, "a little thing affects them. A slight disorder of the stomach makes them cheats. You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato. There's more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!"