Maisie had to skip school because she was sick with the flu. The doctor advised her to stay home until she is given a clean bill of health.
Maisie: Mom, I wonder when I can go back to school. I already missed so many quizzes.
Mom: Nah. I don’t think it will be any time soon. You’ve only been away for two days.
Maisie: So, when do you think I can resume school?
Mom: Sweetheart, you are sick with the flu and it is considered highly contagious.
Maisie: Ugh! I’m already getting bummed out here, mom.
Mom: It’s alright. It’s not going to be much longer. We will visit your doctor this Friday for a follow up check.
Maisie: And if I’m given a clean bill of health, can I already go to school next Monday?
Mom: Pretty much.
- Clean bill of health
- Bummed out
- Pretty much
|Clean bill of health||Statement/news that the patient is in good health, usually said by a physician after examining the patient
Maria was given a clean bill of health after all her work-up results came out negative.
|Contagious||Power/capability of a certain disease to spread from one person to another
Influenza or flu is considered to be a contagious disease.
|Bummed out||Feeling sad or depressed
Timmy was bummed out during his first few months of living abroad.
|Pretty much||Almost, kind of, sort of, nearly
She was pretty much late for work because of the heavy traffic.