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Conversational Phrases/E

Conversational phrases beginning with E. Select a phrase for more details.

easy for you to say

You can say this if someone doesn't seem to understand how difficult it is to do what they've suggested.

enough already American English INFORMAL

You can say this if you're getting bored or annoyed and you want something to stop.

enough is enough

You can say this if something should stop because it's been allowed to continue for too long.

excuse me (1)

This is a polite thing to say if you want to speak to a stranger.

excuse me (2)

This is a polite thing to say when you're interrupting somebody.

excuse me (3)

This is a polite thing to say if you have to get past somebody in a crowded space.

excuse me (4)

This is a polite thing to say if you've accidentally done something.

excuse me? (1) American English

You can use this to ask someone to repeat what they've just said, either because you couldn't hear them or because you couldn't understand them.

excuse me? (2) American English

If someone glares at you and says this in a serious voice, you must have annoyed or upset them.

Contributor: Matt Errey