I'd be biting my nails
Two co-workers, Brain and Ted are talking about an upcoming promotion.
However, Ted has been so busy these days that he hasn't really given
it much thought.
〜 a thought:
up one's mind:
bite one's nails:
Brian: So, what do you think about
Ted: Today? What? What do you mean?
Brian: You know about the opening
for marketing vice-president. Word has it that Stanley's already
made up his mind and is going to announce his decision today.
Ted: Oh yeah. I almost forgot about
Brian: You almost forgot! How could
you forget!? You're one of the prime candidates for the opening.
If I were you I'd be biting my nails in anticipation. That is unless
you already know something.
Ted: Huh. No. I have no idea about
what's happening. I've been really busy with these new accounts.
Meeting after meeting, and report after report, it's got me tied
up. Anyway, do you really think I've got a shot?
Brian: The way I see it, it'll
come down to you, Sarah, Jack, Lucy, or me. We've got the most seniority,
and we all produce a lot of business around here.
Ted: I guess so. Yeah. It'll be
interesting to see who he picks…What time did he say that meeting
Brian: Stanley's got it scheduled
for 3 in the conference room. The memo went around about half an