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I cannot understand why she did that, it really doesn't add up.
doesn't make sense
He has sold his house and has no job, so now he has next to nothing.
he has almost no money
As a newspaper reporter she always wanted to get information at first hand.
I think we can safely say, now that we have got our money back, we are home and dry.
have been successful
He is the man who owns all the land and is the big fish around here.
the important man
She never stops talking about herself and is full of herself.
You will not slip over because the floor is as dry as a bone.
I just want to stay at home and watch television and take it easy.
Don't forget to drop me a line when you're away.
write to me
You'll never see your money again because I'm afraid he's gone for good.
Well, for starters, I honestly think we should work out what all this is going to cost.
to begin with
I do recommend you take an insurance policy on the house for your own peace of mind.
to stop you worrying
No wonder she's jumping for joy; she's just been promoted.
They decided to move away from the city to the countryside for the sake of the children.
They tried in vain to save enough money to buy a house and so finally they rented one.
Considering they are over 70 years old, you must admit they are in good shape.
If you are in any doubt about the offer, please give me a ring.
at all unsure
Thanks to her regular workouts and sensible diet she certainly strikes me as in the pink.
in good health
I think you can stop worrying now because she's in command of the situation.
In time, when you've got used to the idea, you'll be pleased you did it.
Wait till they're out of sight, and then I'll show you.
unable to see
Wait until they're out of earshot and then I'll tell you.
unable to hear
I've only been running for 1 km and I'm out of breath already.
I can't breathe easily
I can do nothing more; the situation is now out of my hands.
outside my control
If you think I'm going to jump off the cliff, you must be out of your mind.
The meat is off; it smells terrible!
I'm on for tonight if you want to go to the match.
I'm ready to go out
Between you and me, I'm sure he'll get a divorce.
It's quite clear to everyone that he's a sexist through and through.
from start to finish
I don't think I can make it tonight; I'm feeling a little under the weather.
His wife never lets him do what he wants and as a result he leads a dog's life.
has an unhappy time
A word of warning: don't let him make a monkey of you.
make a fool of you
I would advise you to wait and see which way the cat jumps.
I really don't know how to explain it as I am completely foxed.
Until he's more serious and stops playing the goat, he won't get any more money.
making jokes all the time
He never makes any silly mistakes because he's got too much horse sense.
He's lazy so he gets his assistant to do all the donkey work.
He doesn't have many friends; he's a bit of a lone wolf.
The only reason you were there was because you had a bone to pick with him.
you wanted to have an argument with him
Do you want to know why I've got a bee in my bonnet?
a problem on my mind
Tell me about it! I'm all ears.
That Gucci bag must have cost her an arm and a leg.
a huge amount of money
He's the Managing Director and the big cheese in the company.
the most important person
I fell head over hills in love with him.
completely in love
He has a lot of problems but he's managing to keep his head above water.
to survive, especially when you have financial difficulties
Even when things are really bad, I never panic. I keep my cool.
Find a job to pay the bills and keep the wolf from the door.
get enough money to live on
She doesn't go out much. She prefers to keep to herself.
spend time alone, not talking to other people much
He used to make trouble when he was younger, but now he keeps his nose clean.
stay out of trouble
The manager dismissed the new proposal out of hand, as it wasn't practical.
completely, without thinking/discussing it
He's up to his ears in this project and has time for little else.
fully occupied with
If you give me a hand, I'll be able to finish this project more quickly.
I would like you to keep an eye on her as she's new to the job.
I'd give my right arm to have his position in the company.
do absolutely anything
You must admire the way she sticks to her guns.
maintains her opinion
I'm sorry, I didn't quite get it. Can you run that past me again?
explain that once more
Keep your spirits up! It may not be as bad as you think.
don't get depressed
When the CEO took that action, he shot himself in the foot.
made the situation worse for himself
Most people love scoring points when they're in an argument.
He's lost all the family's money- he's in the soup now.
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