Useful vocabulary and phrases

(be) one (adj. + noun)

meaning: really amazing

1. Wow, that is one tasty burger.

2. Dave scored 5 out of 50 on his test. He is one stupid dude.
go too far

meaning: was good, but now done too much

1. At first, the jokes were funny, but in the end they went too far and Dave began to cry.
…is murder

meaning: is terrible

1. The traffic in Beijing is murder.

2. High heels are murder on the ankles.
…is a nightmare

meaning: is like a bad dream

1. Living with my parents-in-law is a nightmare. I hope we can move out soon.

2. My date last night was a nightmare. I hope to never see her again.