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Flashcards in 36 Presentation Deck (21):
1

Come away with sth

Leave a place with new knowledge or ideas or a particular impression.

Ex: Did you come away from the talk with any ideas?

2

Wing it

INF

Do sth without preparation or plans

Ex: you owe your audience to prepare throughly, so don't just wing it.

3

draw on sth

use experience,knowledge, or a supply of sth that you have gained over time.

His novels draw heavily on his childhood.
She had a wealth of experience to draw on.

4

run sth by sb

tell sb your ideas so that they can give their opinion

5

time/money/room,etc. to spare

more than enough time/money/room,etc.

6

set sth up

make a piece of equipment ready to use

7

put sb's mind at rest/ease

stop sb feeling worried

8

make sb sit up ( and take notice)

do sth surprising or impressive that makes sb pay attention to you

9

loosen sb up

make sb more relaxed ( loosen up: become more relaxed)

10

root for sb

(usually in progressive tenses) support and encourage sb in a competition or a difficult situation. syn : cheer sb up

11

cheer sb up

shout encouragement at sb in a competition

12

sit through sth

stay till the end of a speech,performance,etc.that you think is boring or too long

13

lose sight of

stop considering sth and forget about it

14

pare sth down

reduce the size or amount of sth,especially with lots of small reduction.

15

Nothing could be further from the truth

Used to emphasize that sth is definitely not true.

Iā€™m certainly not in love with him ā€“ nothing could be further from the truth!

16

Nod off

INF

Fall asleep for a short time while sitting in a chair

17

Set in

If sth unpleasant sets in, it starts to have an effect which could continue for a long time.
Panic/the rain/the winter/ my nerves set in .

18

Jump in

Interrupt sb while they are talking.
Syn : butt in

19

(Talk) at cross purposes

If two people are ( talking) at cross purposes they think they are talking about the same thing , but in fact they are not.

20

A nervous wreck

INF

A person who is very upset and worried.

21

Of your life

is used to emphasize that sth is the best or worst that you have experienced. It follows a noun or a noun phrase.
He gave the speech of her life = the best speech he has given