Two months after the fire, the construction company gave us a ballpark figure on how much it would cost to rebuild our home.
I'm not sure which car to buy. I'm trying to figure out which gives the greatest bang for the buck.
Don't ask me for a pay raise. You're barking up the wrong tree. I have no authority to give anybody a pay raise.
Bear in mind that money is not the most important thing in life.
I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but could we go over the plan just once more?
Please stop beating around the bush and get to the point!
Do you have any idea why Mary was upset? Beats me!
Max bent over backwards to make sure that his boss was happy.
The color of the car is beside the point. What kind of gas mileage does it get?
Max was between a rock and a hard place. He could fight in the war, which he didn't believe in, or go to prison.
Max quit his job because he was tired of biting his tongue every time his boss announced one of his stupid ideas.
Let's not blow the problem out of proportion. If we break it down, we'll see that it is really not that complicated.
Max told Mary that he was sorry, but she didn't buy it.