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084. …what-do-you-call-it (what·cha·ma·call·it)

 

->be used to describe an object or person whose name you do not know or cannot recall.

I. EXAMPLES:

I’ve got the what-do-you-call-it for you.

I cannot find the what-do-you-call-it.

She’s just gone out with old what’s-his-name.

What’s-his-name called you this morning?

Where did you put the what-do-you-call-it?

II. DIALOGUES:

Wife: Honey, you’ve been trying to fix that sink for hours.

Husband: I know, I know. My back is killing me.

Wife: Well, how can I help you?

Husband: Hand me that what-do-you-call-it.

Wife: You mean the wrench?

Husband: Yeah that’s it.