Anne:Where are you going with that?
Ivan:I'm taking this clock to an antique dealer.
Rather than having it gather dust on the mantelpiece, I thought I'd get it appraised and maybe sell it.
Anne:You can't sell that! It belonged to our grandfather.
It's a family heirloom.
Ivan:It's not a family heirloom.
It's just a clock that Grandpa had in his house.
He didn't mean for it to be passed down from one generation to another.
I don't even know if it's valuable or collectable.
These clocks could be a dime a dozen.
Anne:But it's valuable to me.
It has sentimental value.
As a little girl, I remember visiting Grandpa and seeing that clock on his shelf.
If I had inherited it, I know I wouldn't be looking to sell it to make a quick buck.
Ivan:I'm not looking to make a quick buck, but what if Grandpa left it to me because he knew I would be able to put the money that it would fetch to good use?
Anne:Well, are you? Are you going to put the proceeds to good use?
Ivan:Sure, of course I am.
Anne:Are you going to tell me what you're spending it on?
Ivan:Not on your life!
1.gather dust 积累灰尘
2.family heirloom 传家宝
3.a dime a dozen 不稀罕
4.Not on your life 你就别想了！