A: Stephen! Where have you been? I've been trying to get a hold of you for hours.
B: I...um...there was an emergency at work, so...
A: I was waiting for you in a restaurant for three hours and you didn't even have the decency to call me. Do you have any idea how embarrassed I was?
B: Honey, I promise this won't happen again. It's just that I...
A: Yeah, right. I've heard it all before. I'm not going to take any more of your empty promises. This is your fifth time you've stood me up in two weeks. You need to get your priorities straight. I'm tired of you putting your job first all the time.
B: Come on, veronica. That's not fair. I do care about you a lot. You know that, I try to...
A: You know what, maybe we should just take a break. I need some time to think about where this relationship is heading.
B: But veronica, would you just listen to me? There was a fire alarm at my office building today and I was stuck...
get a hold
I've been calling his phone allday,but I can't get a hold of him.
Finally, Jack, I got a hold of you. Where have you been all day?
stand sb up
I got all dressed up for our date, and then he had the nerve to stand me up.
You need to get your priorities right.
=You need to get your priorities straight.
I don't know where our relationship is heading.
Where's this bus heading?
Do you have any idea...
You forgot my birthday. Do you have any idea how angry I am?
I just broke up with my boyfriend. Do you have any idea how sad I am?
She didn't even have the decency to apologize.
take a break
Let's just take a break and go for lunch.
I have only five minutes to take a break.