Flashcards in 36 Presentation Deck (21):
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?
Do sth without preparation or plans
Ex: you owe your audience to prepare throughly, so don't just wing it.
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.
run sth by sb
tell sb your ideas so that they can give their opinion
time/money/room,etc. to spare
more than enough time/money/room,etc.
set sth up
make a piece of equipment ready to use
put sb's mind at rest/ease
stop sb feeling worried
make sb sit up ( and take notice)
do sth surprising or impressive that makes sb pay attention to you
loosen sb up
make sb more relaxed ( loosen up: become more relaxed)
root for sb
(usually in progressive tenses) support and encourage sb in a competition or a difficult situation. syn : cheer sb up
cheer sb up
shout encouragement at sb in a competition
sit through sth
stay till the end of a speech,performance,etc.that you think is boring or too long
lose sight of
stop considering sth and forget about it
pare sth down
reduce the size or amount of sth,especially with lots of small reduction.
Nothing could be further from the truth
Used to emphasize that sth is definitely not true.
I’m certainly not in love with him – nothing could be further from the truth!
Fall asleep for a short time while sitting in a chair
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 .
Interrupt sb while they are talking.
Syn : butt in
(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.
A nervous wreck
A person who is very upset and worried.