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try not to listen/ filter out
channel your efforts
direct your energy
become second nature
the ability to judge correctly what is going to happen in the future and plan your actions based on this knowledge:
She'd had the foresight to sell her apartment just before the housing market collapsed.
compelling,If a reason, argument, etc. is compelling, it makes you believe it or accept it because it is so strong:
It's a fairly compelling argument for going.
(endurance, resilience) the physical and/or mental strength to do something that might be difficult and will take a long time:
The triathlon is a great test of stamina.
a feeling that you are certain is right, although you can give no good reason why
Beverly had a gut feeling there was something seriously wrong.
Synonyms and related words
Certainty and being certain:certainty, assurance, guarantee...
let sb down
to disappoint someone by failing to do what you agreed to do or were expected to do:
You will be there tomorrow - you won't let me down, will you?
When I was sent to prison, I really felt I had let my parents down.
a long stick with a pointed end that is thrown in sports competitions
a competition in which javelins are thrown:
She was first in the javelin.(копье, метание копья)
claw sth back
to get possession of something again with difficulty:
The airline is beginning to claw back some of the business it lost after the bomb explosion.
If the government, for example, claws back money, it takes money back in one way that it has already given in another way:
We got a government grant for setting up our business, but they clawed it all back again in taxes.
a frame or fence for jumping over in a race:
He fell at the last hurdle.
She cleared (= jumped over) all the hurdles easily and raced to the finishing line.
hurdles [ plural ]
a race in which people or horses jump over hurdles:
the 400-metre hurdles
to encourage an activity or development or make it happen faster:
Rising consumer sales have the effect of spurring the economy to faster growth.
Spurred (on) by her early success, she went on to write four more novels in rapid succession.
(especially of a problem or a difficulty) so great that it cannot be dealt with successfully:
This small country is faced with an insurmountable debt.
to work hard and in a determined way, especially at something that you find difficult:
Katie has been plugging away at her homework for hours.
Mature people behave like adults in a way that shows they are well developed emotionally:
He's very mature for his age.
A mature decision is one that is made after a lot of careful thought:
Upon mature reflection, we find the accused guilty.
get/keep sth in perspective
to think about a situation or problem in a wise and reasonable way:
You must keep things in perspective - the overall situation isn't really that bad.
put sth in(to) perspective
to compare something to other things so that it can be accurately and fairly judged:
Total investments for this year reached $53 million, and, to put this into perspective, investments this year were double those made in 2013.
to distract from your goal
on second thoughts
on the off-chance
just in case
on a whim
on a budget
with a limited amount of money
due to a belief
on condition that
if a feeling, effect.. wears off it gradually disappears
have the world at your feet
to be extremely successful and admired by a large number of people:
be in seventh heaven
to be extremely happy:
a feather in your cap
an achievement that you can feel pleased and satisfied about feat, accomplishment, achievement.
heave one`s head in the clouds
keep up with the Joneses
to always want to own the same expensive objects and do the same things as your friends or neighbours, because you are worried about seeming less important socially than they are
rub someone the wrong way
to annoy someone:
steal the show/scene
to be the most popular or the best part of an event or situation
work your fingers to the bone
to work extremely hard, especially for a long time:
work your way up/to the top
to make progress in a process or structure:
eradication, to exclude
compliment smb on
to praise or express admiration for someone
be ashamed of
embarrassed or guilty because of one's actions, characteristics, or associations
express regret for something that one has done wrong
be involved in
to do things and be part of an activity or event
discourage smb from
to dishearten by expressing disapproval or by suggesting that a contemplated action will probably fail
be keen on
to be very interested, eager, or wanting (to do) something very much
compensate sb for
make up for
be guilty of
having done something illegal; being responsible for something bad that has happened
be obsessed with
having a mind that is excessively preoccupied with something
be made up of
to disagree with something or oppose something
start a hobby
make up for
an important event
looming on the horizon
i can but dream
it`s impossible for me
the world is your oyster
there is no limit
suited and booted
out of the ordinary
not surprised or worried:
She seems unfazed by her sudden success and fame.
take the world by storm
shock smb with an amazing ability
break the back of the problem
discover the cause of the problem
do great things
burn the candle at both ends
work long hours
leave no stone unturned
through thick and thin
through good and bad times
run contrary to
contradict, go against
later, further, subsequent
be replete with
be full of
deduct an amount from
occur, come up
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