Canadian Idioms: Autumn Idioms

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Step 2

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Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Jay:Hi Alex, how are you?
Alex:Hi Jay! I’m great, thanks!
Jay:I’ve heard through the grapevine that you are thinking about retirement. Is that true?
Alex:Yeah, now that I’ve reached my autumn years, I am thinking why not turn a new leaf?
Jay:Good for you! Any plans?
Alex:Well, I have been saving for a rainy day all my life, so… I’m thinking of buying a cottage in the woods somewhere…
Jay:You? In the woods? I’ve always thought that activities in the woods were driving you nuts!
Alex:Yeah, why beat around the bush? You are absolutely right! I’m more of a city girl! Maybe I’ll just travel the world! So many beautiful cities, you know!
Jay:Haha! Sounds like an awesome retirement plan! Well, good luck then! And safe travels!
Alex:Thanks! Bye!
Jay:Bye!

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Autumn Idioms

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