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1

Two pears in a pod

Used to describe a good relationship between a couple

2

Verbs used with "speech"

Give/Deliver

3

Verbs used with "information"

Gather/Get/Collect

4

Verbs used with "research"

Do/Undertake/Conduct/Carry out

5

To turn something ______ something else

Into

6

To wax one`s leg

To remove the hair from the leg by using wax

7

To move up the ladder

The process of moving up (getting promoted) in a company

8

To go the extra mile

When you do more work than is expected of you, usually to impress someone

9

To do something at your own expense

When you do something and pay for it yourself

10

To pop (down) to somewhere

Quick trip to do one job, and then return

11

To be hooked on something

To be addicted to something (*addicted can express a more negative idea than hooked)

12

Something slips your mind

Something you always forget

13

To look a million dollars

When someone looks amazing/beautiful

14

To patronise someone (or be patronised)

When you treat them like a child (*it express a negative idea)

15

Pay off (v)

If something you have done pays off, it is successful

16

Fall behind

To fail to do something fast enough or on time

17

Bitterly

Cold, disappointed, opposed

18

Completely

Different, incomprehensible, new, sure

19

Deeply

Ashamed, attached, divided, unhappy

20

Entirely

Beneficial, different, satisfactory, unexpected

21

Heavily

Armed, dependent, polluted

22

Highly

Contagious, critical, intelligent, likely, sensitive

23

Painfully

Aware, obvious, sensitive, slow

24

Perfectly

Balanced, normal, safe, serious

25

Seriously

Damaged, hurt, rich, wealthy

26

Totally

Harmless, inadequate, unbelievable

27

Utterly

Different, disastrous, impossible, useless, amazed

28

Widely

Available, held, publicised, used

29

To make sb`s hair stand on end

To make someone feel frightened

30

(Book name) is a page-turner

It`s a really interesting book