මෙන්න එහෙනම් අද පාඩම.
beside the point - අදාල නොවන හෝ වැදගත් නොවන දේ හැඟවීමට භාවිතා කරනවා.
- The reason you're late is beside the point. The fact is, your dinner is now cold.
(ඔයා ගෙදර එන්න පරක්කු වුන එක ගැන නිදහසට කාරණා අදාල නැහැ. මොකද දැන් ඔයාගේ රෑ කෑම හීතල වෙලා ඉවරයි).
- That's very interesting, but beside the point.
(to) blow something - යමක් නරක අතකට එහෙමත් නැත්නම් අහිතකර තත්ත්වයකට පත් කර ගැනීම දැක්වීමට මෙය යොදා ගන්නවා (සාමාන්ය ව්යවහාරයට අනුව දෙයක් අවුල් කරගන්නවා කියන එකටත් ගැලපෙනවා).
- Brenda blew the interview and didn't get the job offer.
- Randy managed to get a date with the most popular girl in his class. Now I hope he doesn't blow it!
- If Don buckles down now, he might be able to graduate from high school this year.
- Team, if we want to win this tournament, we're going to need to buckle down!
- Bob can't stand bureaucrats, so he'd never do well working at a large corporation.
- Nicole can't stand broccoli. She simply refuses to eat it.
- You think you won't get a speeding ticket when you drive 85 miles per hour? Get real!
- You think you're going to win $1 million in the lottery? Get real!
- Nicole has her heart set on going to New York this weekend.
- Did you really have your heart set on going to Harvard?
- Ted parried all weekend. Finally, on Sunday night, he decided it was time to hit the books.
(ටෙඩ් මුළු සති අන්තයම නාස්ති කළා. අන්තිමේදී ඉරිදා රෑ ඔහු තීරණය කළා දැන්නම් තමන්ගේ ඉගනීම පටන් ගන්න හොද වෙලාව ඇවිල්ලයි කියලා).
- Hit the books! I know you have a test tomorrow.
- Cindy spent five years studying Russian. Finally, she realized it was a lost cause. She would never learn it.
- Jack needs to stop drinking so much coffee, but he's so addicted to caffeine that it's a lost cause.
(to) not give a hoot - අනිත් අය මොනව හිතුවත් කමක් නැහැ කියන දේවල් වලට මෙය යොදා ගන්න පුළුවවන් (to not care about)
- Tom likes to walk around town in his pajamas — he doesn't give a hoot what people think.
- The professor was speaking over our heads. None of us could understand him.
- The article on cloning was written for scientists. It was over my head.
- Amanda doesn't get much done at the office. She's too busy slacking off.
- I'd better stop slacking off. My essay is due in two hours.
- Although the American figure skaters were good, they didn't stand a chance of winning a gold medal at the Olympics.
- Wilton High School has the best soccer team in the state. I'm afraid we don't stand a chance against them!