1. I could smell a rat. Someone stopped me on the street and offered to sell me a gold watch for five dollars. 2. I hope the boss keeps this meeting short—we all have other fish fry 3. She is going to yell at you if you keep bugging her. The worm turns eventually. 4. Let's stop being polite and talking around the problem. Let's start to talk turkey. 5. Allan arrives at the office before everyone else. He's an early bird.