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One-year-old Alice was playing with her dad's phone when she ordered the vegetables at the eye-watering price of almost £20. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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News Review

Toddler buys $25 onion on dad’s phone

One-year-old Alice was playing with her dad's phone when she ordered the vegetables by accident at the eye-watering price of almost £20. Neil and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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The story

It’s one of the most important lessons in life – don’t leave your unlocked phone lying around. Jamie Mitchell wasn’t listening, though. His one-year-old was straight on there – not with a joke Facebook status or a million selfies… Alice chose Deliveroo. And spent 20 quid on an onion.

Key words and phrases

eye-watering
describes an amount much larger than expected 

  • 99-year-old Captain Tom Moore has raised an eye-watering 28 million pounds for charity.
  • Students often take on eye-watering amounts of debt to pay for their studies.

racks up
gets a large amount of something 

  • Cat videos rack up huge viewing figures on social media platforms.
  • The coronavirus is racking up massive bills for the economy.

bemused
a little confused 

  • There are often bemused tourists at fish and chip shops in London wondering whether to add vinegar.
  • He looked at the map with a bemused expression then walked off in the wrong direction.

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