A: We got absolutely pummeled in that game.
B: We were all over the place. I think there was a breakdown in communication between the players.
A: I don’t think it was the players’ fault. The coach didn’t give them clear instructions.
B: Whatever it was, something must be done to right the ship.
A: How are your legs? Not too tired? This is the final stretch. We’re almost at the top. B: So do we need to walk up that path? I think I’ll be fine: it looks like a gentle ascent, and there are steps all the way. A: Appearances can be deceptive. The path gets quite steep further on, and the steps become broken and irregular. We’re not out of the woods yet. B: What does that signpost say? If we take the right fork we will get to a temple in 25 minutes. A: Nice try. We’re going