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Adjective pairs

How to use Adjective pairs.
 
Adjective pairs are set of pairs adjectives, which are use together in order to emphasize whatever you try to say, so you could use one of these words alone but it’s not as powerful. You tend to use adjective pairs together in order to emphasize whatever you try to express.
  • Yesterday I woke up early.
  • You were up early this morning.
  • You need to be up early tomorrow, we are getting the ferry at 6am.
Bright and early means very early.
  • Yesterday I woke up bright and early.
  • You were up bright and early this morning.
  • You need to be up bright and early tomorrow, we are getting the ferry at 6am.
Short and sweet means it didn’t take too long.
 
We are very happy because it didn’t take too much time.
  • The meeting was short and sweet.
  • The journey was short and sweet.
  • Their relationship was short and sweet.
Loud and clear means very clearly.
  • Did you understand what I needed, yes loud and clear.
  • Can you hear me, yes loud and clear.
Sick and tired means we are annoyed or frustrated,
  • I am sick and tired of my job, I should get another one.
  • I am sick and tired of you coming to work late.
  • I am sick and tired of you borrowing money from me. 
Nice and warm means the place is warm, cozy, comfortable.
  • Oh it’s nice and warm in here.
  • Keep nice and warm in the winter.
Safe and sound means very safe.
  • We are worried about them, they were very late, finally they arrived safe and sound.
First and foremost means first and most important.
 
Very often they use first and foremost in professional situation.
  • First and foremost I’d like to thank everyone who joined me here today.
  • First and foremost, I’d like to thank the organizers of this conference for all their hard work.
 
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