A: Honey, the house is such a mess, I need you to help me tidy up a bit. My boss and her husband are coming over for dinner and the house needs to be spotless.
B: I'm in the middle of something right now, I'll be there in a second.
A: This can't wait. I need your help now.
B: Alright, alright. I'm coming.
A: Ok, here's a list of chores we need to get done. I'll do the dishes and get all the groceries for tonight. You can sweep and mop the floors. Oh, and the furniture needs to be done.
B: You know what? I have to pick something up at the mall, so why don't you clean the floors and I'll go to the supermarket and get all the groceries.
A: Sure, that's fine. Here is the list of all the things you need to get. Don't forget anything. Can you pick up a bottle of wine on your way home?
B: Hey, honey I'm back. Wow, the house looks really good.
A: Great! Can you set the table?
B: Just a sec! I'm just gonna vacuum this rug real fast.
A: Wait! Don't turn it on.
1.a mess/in a mess一团糟；The house is a mess/The house is in a mess.这房子又脏又乱。
2.chore杂务；琐事；乏味的例行工作。I'll go shopping when I've done my chores.我把家务琐事干完后要去购物。I find writing reports a real chore.我发现写报告真是件烦人的事情。
3.tidy up收拾一下。Did you tidy your room?你收拾房间了吗？The house is such a mess, I need to tidy it up.这个房子太脏乱了，我要整理一下。
4.spotless没有污点的；一尘不染的。Her home is spotless.她的家里一尘不染。
5.grocery食品杂货店（也叫grocery store）/食品杂货。They run a small grocery store.他们经营一家小食品杂货店。
6.be in the middle of (doing)sth忙于做某事。I can't go now. I'm in the middle of something.我现在不能走，我忙着呢。