This is literally a nightmare.
That’s what the man said at the farmer’s market. He delivered his verdict into a cell phone, standing in front of a bushel of parsnips.
The young woman behind the table didn’t understand. She returned her attention to a tattered copy of Practical English Usage. She had trouble understanding phrasal verbs, but she didn’t mind.
The opposite of take on is not take off. The opposite of put up is not put down.
She wonders if her father made it out alive, but someone wants to buy an eggplant.
This is literally a dream come true.