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Tantrum (n)

A sudden period of uncontrolled anger like a young child's:
Johnny had/threw a tantrum in the shop because I wouldn't buy him any sweets.
If she doesn't get her own way she has temper tantrums.

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Bounce sth off sb

If you bounce something off someone, you tell someone about an idea or plan in order to find out what they think of it:
Can I bounce a couple of ideas off you?

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Keep your/an eye on sth/sb

To watch or take care of something or someone:
Will you keep your eye on my suitcase while I go to get the tickets?

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Pull in the same direction

Collocation

275

Life-long dream

Collocation

276

Animatedly (adv)

Full of interest and energy

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Ill-timed (adj)

Done or made at a wrong or unsuitable time:
an ill-timed comment

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Big time (adv)

If you do something big time, you do it to a great degree:
"How was the interview?" "Terrible, I messed up big time."
Chrissy's into skiing big time (= likes skiing a lot).

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Big time (n) [Informal]

The big time
The state of being famous or successful:
She finally hit the big time (= became famous or successful) with her latest novel.
You've really made the big time now (= become famous or successful).

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Big time (adj)

Highest or most successful:
Steve Largent was regarded as Seattle's first big-time football star.

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Experience different cultures

Collocation

282

Turn to (informal)

Rely on (formal)

283

Get so much out of

Benefit greatly from

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With the best of intentions

Set phrase

285

Take into consideration

Collocation

286

Give/lend me a hand

[=help] Collocation

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It does not make any/much difference to me...

Set phrase

288

It does not make any/much difference to me...

Set phrase

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Outer (adj)

At a greater distance from the centre:
Outer London
The outer lane of the motorway
Outer branches

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For the time being

For a limited period:
Leave the ironing for the time being - I'll do it later.

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Conjurer (n) [also conjuror]

A person who performs magic to entertain people

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Conjurer (n) [also conjuror]

A person who performs magic to entertain people

293

Wedding rings

Collocation

294

Fist (n)

A hand with the fingers and thumb held tightly in:
She clenched her fists.
Protestors were shaking their fists at the soldiers.

295

Deceive yourself

To refuse to accept the truth:
She thinks he'll come back, but she's deceiving herself.

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Deceit (n)

(an act of) keeping the truth hidden, especially to get an advantage:
The story is about theft, fraud, and deceit on an incredible scale.
When the newspapers published the full story, all his earlier deceits were revealed.

Deceitful (adj)
Deceitfully (adv)
Deceitfulness (n)

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Long since

Collocation

298

Bump into sb

To meet someone you know when you have not planned to meet them:
We bumped into Amy when we were in town last week.

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Jackpot (n)

The largest prize in a competition or game:
The jackpot was over $1 million.

Hit the jackpot
› to win the largest prize in a competition or game
› to have a big success or make a big profit, usually through luck:
He seems to have hit the jackpot with his new invention.

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Jackpot (n)

The largest prize in a competition or game:
The jackpot was over $1 million.

Hit the jackpot
› to win the largest prize in a competition or game
› to have a big success or make a big profit, usually through luck:
He seems to have hit the jackpot with his new invention.