Jen’s English Tip’s – Expressions with “Pleasure”
Expressions with “Pleasure”
Here is a list of expressions using the word pleasure.
Don’t believe I’ve had the pleasure – This expression is used to suggest that you haven’t met someone yet.
John: My name is John. I don’t believe I’ve had the pleasure.Mark: Hello. I’m Mark. Nice to meet you.John: Nice to meet you too.
Business before pleasure – This expression is used to suggest that one should complete one’s work before starting to relax.
I’d like to go to the movies with you, but I have got a few things to do. Business before pleasure.
My pleasure – If someone thanks you, you can say ‘My pleasure’. It is another way of saying ‘You’re welcome.’
Susie: Thank you very much for helping me with the homework.Maria: My pleasure.
‘My pleasure’ can also mean ‘Nice to meet you.’
Bill: Hi Tom. Meet my cousin Mary.Tom: My pleasure.
There is no pleasure without pain – You have to suffer some pain if you want to enjoy pleasure.
I absolutely enjoyed my holiday in the Caribbean’s, but it is going to take me several months to pay for it. There is no pleasure without pain.
With pleasure – The expression ‘with pleasure’ shows eager consent to do something.
Maria: Would you get me something to drink?Mary: With pleasure.
Mix business with pleasure – To mix business with pleasure is to combine work with enjoyment. This expression tends to have a negative meaning.
I would rather not mix business with pleasure.
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