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More and more people are turning to hybrid cars as a way to cut back on gas expenses. A year ago, you would walk into a dealer and expect to get good deals on Prius. Today, very likely you won't walk away with the car even if you offer to pay the full sticker price. The waiting list is so long you have to wait a couple of months before you get your eco-friendly car.

Are there any mistakes?
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Try to use more specific designations (e.g 'drivers' instead of 'people').
We don't 'walk away' with vehicles!
'...you have to wait a couple of months before you get..' was too long and drawn out.


More and more drivers are turning to hybrid cars as a way to cut back on gas expenses. A year ago, you could walk into a dealer and expect to get a good deal on a Prius. Today, very likely you won't be able to get one even if you offer to pay the full sticker price, because the waiting list is so long that you must wait months to get your eco-friendly car.
Thank you for the advice, MM.
I thought we could walk away with anything regardless of size Emotion: smile Are there any rules?

One question, Can I say, I joined a dating service last month and I walked away with a bride?
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You must be a very fast worker to have a wife so quickly.

"Walked away with" is not natural. Sounds like you picked her up like you would a sack of flour.

Last month, I joined a dating service and have already found the woman who will be my bride, or something like that would be better.
I find the phrase difficult to use. When I used it in the bride example, I wanted to mean I won her heart like a boxer winning a championship and walking away with the title/belt.

Could you give me some guidance how to use the expression? Contests and whatelse it can be used?

Thanks in advance.
It simply means what you had with you when you left.

Can you beleive I ran into the grocery store only to buy eggs and milk and ended up walking away with $200 worth of stuff?

The game show contestant made it to the second round, so she is guaranteed to talk away with at least $25,000 but she has a chance to win $1 million!

Another game show use: I'm sorry you didn't win any cash from us today, but you're not walking away empty handed (with nothing). You won that trip to Spain and Portugal, and also the gift certificate for Omaha Steaks.
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Thank you, GG. Ummm...It seems like my understanding of the expression is the same but I'm having trouble applying it correctly as in the original and bride examples. Both suggest I walked away with something. I can understand why the bride example may not sound natural because it sounds like I joined with the intention of getting something out of the service, in the case, a bride. But many people join services like that to find a partner so I thought I was quite OK to say that though it was a bit of a stretch to use it with a bride instead of a girlfriend.
Did you GO somewhere that you could walk away FROM?

Signing up for a dating service doesn't have you walk away from anywhere.

I can't believe it! I went to the county fair, expecting to show off my prize pig and mabye come home with a blue ribbon, and instead I walked away with a new girl friend.
I see the problem now. If I had said I went to an event organized by the dating service I'd signed up, it would be acceptable, right?
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