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tense situation/mood near the end of a competition/election

it's squeaky bum time

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there is nothing you can do/that can be done to...

there's nothing for it but to

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du bist aber schon früh da

you are bright and early this morning

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sie verteilt ihre Zuneigung (gleichmäßig oder auch übermäßig/sex)

she's spreading her favours

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Seid ihr fertig wer ist fertig

have you finished who has finished

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sie streben schnell auseinander (grüppchen, Menschenmassen)

they disperse quickly

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ich kann jetzt schon sein Bedauern hören wenn ich ihm davon erzählen werde

I can already hear his commiseration when I have to tell him

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to get/form an idea of sth - what something is like (job, task etc)

I get the measure of my job

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nur noch 3 Lasagnes schaffen und dann

3 lasagnes to nail

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sth is clean and spotless

clean as a whistle

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I brauche jetzt was starkes zum Rauchen

I need a bonghit

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meine Zeit ist sehr begrenzt

I have many demands on my time

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verkauf dich nicht unter Wert

no sell out don't sell yourself short

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in Männer programmiert

hard -wired in men

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sie hat einen sehr hohen IQ

she is a Mensan (sehr hoher IQ)

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that's fair

fair do's

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Sorgfalt

due diligence

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es kommt Leben in die Party

party livens up [laivens]

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verwässere das nicht zu sehr (text usw)

don't water it down don't dilute it too much

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nach dem Porno Protokoll löschen

discharche your pipe then have a wipe

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super phone

sidekick

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er rekelt sich im Sitz

he lolls back in his seat

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surrt der Computer?

where is the whirr it's whirring

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staring with sexual intent

perving at arses

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the concepts and theories about human mental life and behavior that are purportedly based on psychology

pop psychology -

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du hattes völlig recht

That's a good answer, Bob. You're right on the money.

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I have lost my orientation/ bearings (in life)

I'm drifting

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halbherzig planlos

desultory

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pal, comrade (but the lesser))

sidekick Robin as opposed to batman

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two mugs of strong tea in a tea bag

two mugs of builder's tea

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möchtest du vorher wissen was es wird (baby)

do you want to know in advance if...

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schließ den Drucker an

hook up the printer

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he likes me immediately

he's taken a shine to me

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Auto ramponieren

prang a car

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jmd kurz abfertigen kurzen Prozess mit etw, jmd machen

it gets short shrift

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Sie hing an seinen Lippen

she was hanging on his every word

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Vielseitigkeit

versitility

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Kunde ist König

Customer is king

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Wichtigtuer

pompous ass

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orten

locate get a fix on

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zaudern nicht in ihrer Reaktion

not flinch in their response to

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to reach an agreement after long discussions

to thrash out a deal

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Problem erfassen

to grasp the problem of

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Skandal erschüttert 2x

scandal jars ... shocks.

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to say that so or something is likely to do sth (Preise werden fallen)

prices are tipped to fall

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Kinnladenfallende Bilder

jaw-dropping images

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er hat sich um etwas verdient gemacht

has rendered outstanding services to sth

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du machst Ausflüchte und zauderst

You're prevaricating , dithering

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Wolken zogen über den Himmel

Clouds scutted across the sky

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Tendenz zum Lügen, ohne dass es ihm bewusst ist

Mythomanie

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Selling sex for money or drugs

turning tricks

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Ebola accomplishes something before we do

Ebola is stealing a march on us

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to boast or talk too much

He was shooting his mouth off

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talking with the lack of restraint or responsibility

he's talking loosely

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Leute ohne Rettungsleine hinterlassen nachdem sie entlassen wurden

Leave people without a lifeline after they were sacked

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think differently, unconventionally

Think outside the box

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people react angrily to something I've said

People are jumping down my throat/mouth

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sagte etwas ein bischen unkontrolliert

Say things a little bit out of hand

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to make sth faster, larger or more efficient They have...

They have stepped up ( but they could do more)

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to sneak up on sb

to steal up on sb (and scare him)

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ungewollte Worte

inadvertent words

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spätestens jetzt sollte der Brie weg sein

the letter should have bee posted by now