1. Peter's vacation plans went up in smoke when a crisis arose in the office.
2. We should probably hit the road. It's going to take us two hours to get home.
3. You'd better shape up if you want to stay on.
4. Don't sneak up behind me like that. You scared the shit out of me.
5. He pulled some strings and managed to get us front row seats for the concert.
6. This car is a real lemon. It has broken down four times.
7. The movie was a flop. Nobody went to see it.
8. Chris flipped out when I told him that we won the game.
9. Cathy is such a stick in the mud. She never wants to try anything new.
10. Let me spring for dinner.