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Telephone Language
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1. hold on:   wait (informal)

  • ‘Could you hold on a moment please?’


2. hang on: wait! (informal)

  • ‘Could you hang on a moment please?’


3. put (a call) through: to connect a caller to another

  • ‘I’m just going to put you through now.’


4. get through: to be connected to someone on the phone

  • ‘I can’t get through at the moment, could you call back later please?’


5. hang up: put the receiver down

  • ‘I think the operator hung up on me, the line just went dead!’


6. call up:  make a telephone call (mainly used in American English or slang)

  • ‘I’ll call up the theatre, and find out about tickets.’


7. call back: return a call

  • ‘I’ll ask him to call you back, when he gets home.’


8. pick up: answer a call / lift the receiver to take a call

  • ‘No one is picking up, maybe they’re not at home.’


9. get off (the phone): stop talking on the phone

  • ‘When he gets off the other phone, I’ll pass on your message.’


10. get back to (someone): return someone’s call

  • ‘When do you think she’ll be able to get back to me?’


11. cut off: to be disconnected suddenly during a telephone conversation

  • ‘I think we got cut off, I can’t hear him anymore.’


12. switch off/turn off: deactivate (a cell phone/mobile phone)

  • ‘Sorry you couldn’t get through to me. My phone was switched off, because the battery had died.’


13. speak up: talk louder

  • ‘I’m afraid I can’t hear you very well, could you speak up a little please?’





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