Snow idioms

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Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Marilyn:How is your holiday preparation going, Donna?
Donna:I am actually snowed under with all the work I need to complete before the holidays. How about you?
Marilyn:I am trying to keep up the pace and finish one task each day. For example, today I am going to cut paper snowflakes with my kids. If I don’t stick to the schedule, I am walking on thin ice as I might not be able to find time for all the shopping and baking.
Donna:You are right. The more work I put off, the more tasks are piling up. It’s kind of a snowball effect!
Marilyn:Exactly! Tomorrow, I am going shopping early to beat the holiday rush. Do you want to come with me?
Donna:Let me check the weather forecast for tomorrow, because there is a chance we might get snowed in and I won’t be able to pull my car out of the garage.
Marilyn:I am going to the store tomorrow anyway because I need to find a perfect gift for my sister-in-law. It’s the first time she is going to visit us and I want to break the ice with something she really likes.
Donna:All right, I’ll see if I can join you!

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Snow idioms

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