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Follow in sb's footsteps
Do the same thing (profession)
Time flies
Goes very fast
To slave away
Work very hard
To be snowed under
To have a lot of work
To keep one's head above water
To cope with sth
Tighten one's belt
Save money spending carefully
To pick up
To improve
Sleepy
Where nothing happens
To bite off more than you can chew
Be given more work than you can manage
Dash
Go
Out of the blue
Unexpectedly
To be in deep water
In real trouble
To get cold feet
Lose the courage
To pull one's socks up
Change one's attitude
On the tip of a tongue
Can almost remember sth
Waste of space
Useless
Put my foot in it
Say sth really insensitive
Tied up
Busy
Reach the crossroads
Have a situation in life when you have to make a difficult desision
Rambling speech
Poorly planned
It dawned on me
I realized
Blazing rows
Arguments with a lot of anger
Be over the moon
Thrilled (extremely happy)
Have a few hiccups
Obstacles
Be in deep water
In real trouble
Scar for life
Leave psychological dmage
Point the finger at sb
Blame sb
Break sb's heart
Make depressed
Take sb's breath away
Extremely impressive
In a flash
Unexpectedly
Glowing with pride
Extremely proud
Glowing review
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Spark
Awake
Overshadowed
Not appretiated,noticed
Blossom (career)
Increase
To be in floods of tears
Burst in tears
Root
Base
Foggiest idea
No idea
Go round in circles
Making no progress
great strides
Development
Keep an eye on sb
Watch sb, pay attention
Pull sb's leg
Try to persuade sb to believe sth that is not true as joke
Pain in the neck
Annoying
Play it by ear
Decide how to deal with situation as it develops
Put a brave face on it
Behave as if a problem doesnt worry you
Put ones finger on it
Understand exactly why a situation is the way it is
Give sb a cold shoulder
Behave towards sb in a way that is not friendly
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