3 phrases

abc   Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:45 am GMT
1) "just for the heck of it"
2) "take it for granted"
3) "caught off guard"

what do they mean? please provide EXAMPLES.
thnx in advance
Ben   Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:49 am GMT

1) For no reason at all, eg: "He dropped the can of paint on her head just for the heck of it"

2) To not be grateful for something which others definitely would. eg: "Because he had had that magnificent tree-house in his garden all his life, he took it for granted"

3) Cought unawares, surprised etc. eg: "He was busy smoking a cigarrette behind the bike sheds, but the teacher cought him off guard"

Hope that helps :)

abc   Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:30 am GMT
"Could you please explain why you want someone to explain these expressions for you?"

just for the heck of it.
lol no j/k. But I take it for granted that the visitors of this website don't have any problems answering my questions. So, why not ask what comes to mind? huh? Also, I have to say that I'm caught off guard by such a question coming from the moderator of the forum. If it were from somebody else like Stan, no body would give a care.
Anyways, I really miss the other old guys like Mjd and Mi5 Mike.
abc   Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:33 am GMT
Oh, forgot to say thanx to you Ben. so thanx