In the police station
Sergeant: Any news on the Jones Case, detective?
Detective: I followed up on an idea that one of the neighbors gave me. He told me that Mr. Jones had recently lost a lot of money in a business deal. But the money he lost was actually borrowed from a friend. Maybe this friend wanted to get even with Mr.Jones.
Sergeant: Any idea who the friend was?
Detective: Up to now, we have found more than eight letters from a woman named Martha Dixon. And several of the letters mention an "investment" of $10,000.
Sergeant: Jones lost $10,000 of Dixon's money? No wonder she was mad at him!
Detective: In light of what I have learned, I think we should ask Martha Dixon some questions.
Sergeant: At her home or here in the sation? It is up to you.
Detective: Let's visit her at home.
Idioms in Context
One day a man was preparing to leave on a trip. He often traveled on business back and forth between New York and his home in Boston. His wife was carrying out his suitcase to the car when it suddenly opened. Inside were shorts, shirts, sandals, and a swimming suit. In light of the fact that her husband had packed all of his casual clothes, she started to doubt that he was going on a business trip.
The next day, she fallowed up on her suspicion by calling the airline that her husband traveled on. She asked the man at the airline, "Can you tell me how many frequent flyer miles my husband and I have?"
The man looked up their account and told the woman, "Up to now, you have almost 100,000 miles if I include your husband's most recent flight."
The woman was surprised. She said, "That doesn't make sense. How did my husband collect so many miles flying to New York?"
The man at the airline told her, "Those miles include his flights to New York and his flight to the Bahamas."
The Bahamas! the woman thought. "No wonder I can't find the sunscreen!" The woman knew just how to get even with her husband. Now that she knew her husband was having fun without her, she would also go on vacation! She wanted to use up all of the frequent flyer miles by going as far as she could.
I'd like to reserve a ticket for myself, please she said, "When is your next flight?"
There are two flights leaving this afternoon: one to Chicago and one to Paris. It's up to you.
Paris would be perfect! the woman smiled.