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decide sth.

D: sich über etwas Gedanken machen/entscheiden

make up your mind

2

Think or argue about sth without making any progress

D: sich im Kreis drehen

go round in circles

3

stop wasting time and do what you should be doing

D: das tun, was ansteht

get on with it

4

be patient and delay doing sth until you see what happens

D: abwarte und Tee trinken

wait and see

5

develop in a particular way, or have a particular result.

D: herausstellen

turn out

6

do sth without thinking carefully about first.

D: in etwas hinein rasseln

rush into sth

7

arrange to do sth at a later date, especially because you do not want to do it

D: aufschieben, herauszögern

put sth off

8

be careful and avoid risks

D: auf Nummer Sicher gehen

play (it) safe

9

stay in one position or place

D: irgendwo verharren

stay put

10

think about sth in your past
syn: reflect on sth

D: zurückschauen

look back (on sth)

11

if a job or an opportunity ... , it becomes available

D: sich anbieten

come up

12

have difficulty in making a decision to do sth

D: unschlüssig sein

be in two minds about sth

13

start a business an organisation, etc.

D: etwas aufbauen, starten

set sth up

14

continue to say or do what you think is right, even if other people think, you are wrong.

D: auf seiner Meinung beharren

have the courage of your convictions

15

try to achieve, get or win sth

D: auf etwas abzielen

go for sth

16

= at the same time as continuing with another activity

D: während

as you go along

17

worry about a problem when it actually happens and not before

D: sich des Problems annehmen, wenn es soweit ist

cross that bridge when you come to it