Terms in this set (66)
to relax and do nothing
look forward to
anticipate with pleasure
to fall asleep by accident
level with sb
to speak honestly to someone, after hiding some unpleasant facts from them:
She decided to level with him and tell him how she felt.
To support someone by giving them words of encouragement.
Even though Samantha was in the last place, her brother ___ her ___ through the entire race
to stop working (machinery)
start up your game
start performing better
leave no stone unturned
to make every effort, to try one's best
get it out of your system
to do something you've wanted to do for a long time and don't want to postpone any longer
pound the pavement
to walk the streets looking for a job
dig your heels in
to refuse to do sth or to change your mind about sth
get your head around it
to understand something
I just can't get my head around the fact that Joe is leaving us.
the period of time just before a project has to be completed and everyone has to work hard
I'm not getting enough sleep these days. It's crunch time at work.
let your freak flag fly
to let others see your uniqueness
get out of hand
to get out of control
miss the boat
to miss an opportunity
You are great!
when pigs fly
something that will never happen
Bite of more than you can chew
To take on a task that is way to big.
hit the book
to study hard
cost an arm and a leg
Hit the nail on the head
to state or guess something correctly
a piece of cake
be a catch
be someone worth marrying/having
John is taking me out tonight. He's such a catch, I hope he'll propose.
hang in there
to continue doing something in a determined way even though it is difficult
shoot from the hip
talk without thinking, run off at the mouth
to become really scared, frightened or even angry
come at swinging
tar someone with the same brush
to believe that someone has the same bad qualities as others in a group
go down in flames
to end or fail suddenly and spectacularly
pull yourself together
to calm down and behave normally
by the skin of one's teeth
once in a blue moon
v. learn to behave
cut somebody some somebody some slack
to calm down
Take what someone says with a pinch of salt
This means not to take what someone says too seriously. There is a big possibility that what he/she says is only partly true.
sit on the fence
This is used when someone does not want to choose or make a decision.
hear on the grapevine
to hear news from someone who heard the news from someone else
a stone's throw
a very short distance away
the minimum number of people needed to keep a service/office operating.
let the chips fall where they may
to let something happen, no matter what happens next
something that requires or involves little or no mental effort
be chuffed to bits
to be pleased, happy
feeling under the weather
couldn't care less
to not care at all
to give a false alarm
sold me out
let their secret out
I asked you to keep it to yourself! I can't believe you sold me out, I trusted you!
blew me away
when something blows you away, you're extremely impressed by it
running on fumes
to continue to stay awake when feeling exhausted
go the extra mile
To "go the extra mile" means to do more than what people expect of you. We go the extra mile for our customers. If someone is dissatisfied with a purchase, we refund their money and offer them a discount on their next purchase.
hit the hay
to go to sleep
week at the knees
zip one's lips
to be quiet
fit as a fiddle
In good physical health.
be all ears
Listen very carefully