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Fridays we always go out to eat due to Saturday morning we go grocery shopping for the week. Lately we’ve been going out more than we should, but 1)there’s the rest of the week to catch up on though. I just HATE doing dishes. We don’t own a dishwasher. Blaaahhh



there’s the rest of the week to catch up on though

1)What does that sentence means in the context?

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    Yes, the paragraph is not written in good English style. But

    "catch up on" is an idiom that (in this context) means "to bring an activity to a state of completeness or being current."

    So, on Fridays the people always go out to eat at a restaurant.

    But, recently, the people go out to eat more than they should. Maybe they go out to eat two days a week or three days a week.

    But, there are still some days that the people do not go out to eat.

    **It is these days that the term "the rest of the week" refers to.** (Whatever days that the people do not go out to eat are "the rest of the week.")

    And, when the people eat at home, they get dirty dishes. Therefore, at some point, she (or they) have to "catch up on the rest of the week." They have to wash the dirty dishes from the days that they did not go out to eat.

    "There is the rest of the week to catch up on though." = "We still have to wash the dirty dishes from the days that we did not go out to eat."

    If they did not "catch up on the rest of the week," the dirty dishes would never get washed!

    So "catch up on" means here "to bring the activity of washing the dishes to a state of completeness or of being current."

    "there’s the rest of the week to catch up on though" might mean that they have gone out too and eaten too much on Fridays when they can do those things sparingly within other days of the week.

    to catch up on > >> to do whatever you have not had time to do
    example: I have to catch up on my reading.

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