Meaning of expressions with VERY; the very idea, very good, very well, one’s very own
the very idea (infml)
expresses surprise at someone’s suggestion etc
- – Of course you can’t miss 3 days of school to go the rock festival! The very idea!
to give force to an expression
- – This is the very guitar he played in the last concert before he died.
- – She was scared of the very idea of living alone.
- – This is the very last time I take you to school in the car, you’ll have to walk from tomorrow.
- – “You should take a jacket with you” “Oh, very well … if I have to!!”
respectful form of agreement; of course; certainly.
- – “Could you wrap the dress for a present for my wife, please?” “Very good, Sir”
one’s very own
shared with no one else
- – You’re very lucky to have your very own car. I have to share with my sister and my mother.
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