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Flashcards in 37 Meeting Deck (23):
1

Make sth of sb/sth

Understand or regard sb/sth in a particular way

I didn't know what to make of my boss at first.

2

To start/begin with

Cant mean ' at the beginning', but it can also be used to emphasize a list of points to support an argument

The hotel was awful. To start with, the room was dirty, then the service... .

SYN for a start

3

Play it by ear

Deal with a situation by reacting as things happen, rather than having a plan.

She didn't know what to expect from her new job,so she played it by ear.

4

(Right) from the word go

(Right) from the beginning

5

With open arms

If you welcome or greet sb with open arms, you welcome them in a very affectionate and enthusiastic way

6

(Feel) at home

(Feel) comfortable and relaxed.

7

Be on the same wavelength
INF

(Of two or more people)
Think in a similar way about something

8

My heart was in my mouth

Used to say you felt very nervous or frightened about something

9

Be struck by sb/sth
INF

Be impressed by or interested in something
E.g. I was immediately struck by his sense of fun.

10

Quirky
ADJ

Having strange habits,not normal but cool

11

Doodle

Draw aimlessly

12

Have a good rapport with somebody

Have a close relationship with somebody

13

In dribs and drabs

Gradually and in small amounts or numbers.

Participants are allowed to arrive in dribs and drabs.

14

Throw sth together

Make or produce sth in a hurry.

I threw together some lunch.

15

Lay sth down

Officially state rules,principles, etc. that people must obey or follow.

E.g. He hasn't laid down clear rules for the conduct of the meeting.

16

Hold the floor

Speak during a discussion, especially for a long time so that nobody else can speak.

E.g. Don't hold the floor so others can't speak.

17

Ramble on
INF

Speak about sth for a long time in a boring or confusing way.

18

Run over

Continue for longer than planned.

19

Rush into sth

Do sth without thinking carefully about it first.

Rush into decisions

20

Leave sth hanging

Fail to make a definite decision or statement about sth

E.g. The situation was left hanging for days.

21

Forge ahead (with sth )

Make strong and steady progress with sth

We are forging ahead with the project.

22

To the detriment of sth/ sb

Resulting in harm or damage to sth/sb.

23

A meeting of minds

A situation in which people have similar ideas and opinion

If there is a meeting of minds between you and your boss , you understand each other.