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Strike a chord

If something strikes a chord, it causes people to approve of it or agree with it:
The party's policy on childcare facilities has struck a responsive chord with women voters.
Her speech struck a sympathetic chord among business leaders.

› If something strikes a chord, it causes people to remember something else because it is similar to it.

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Strike a chord

If something strikes a chord, it causes people to approve of it or agree with it:
The party's policy on childcare facilities has struck a responsive chord with women voters.
Her speech struck a sympathetic chord among business leaders.

› If something strikes a chord, it causes people to remember something else because it is similar to it.

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On hand

( UK also to hand)
Near to someone or something, and ready to help or be used if necessary:
A 1,200-strong military force will be on hand to monitor the ceasefire.
For those of you who don't have an atlas to hand, Newcastle is a city in the northeast of England.

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Mislead (misled)

To cause someone to believe something that is not true:
He has admitted misleading the police about his movements on the night of the murder.
People should not be misled by behaviour such as ....

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Win sb's trust

Collocation

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Have one foot in the grave [Humorous]

To be very old and near death

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Have/keep your feet on the ground
(also have both feet on the ground)

To be very practical and see things as they really are

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Preposition used with the verb "replace"

With. e.g.: The factory replaced most of its workers with robots.

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Get a/your foot in the door

To enter a business or organization at a low level, but with a chance of being more successful in the future:
Making contacts can help you get a foot in the door when it comes to getting a job.

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Stampede (n) [stæmˈpiːd]

An occasion when many large animals or many people suddenly all move quickly and in an uncontrolled way, usually in the same direction at the same time, especially because of fear:
Two shoppers were injured in the stampede as shop doors opened on the first day of the sale.

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Wave of optimism

Collocation

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Vocabulary - Review

Epic: a film that tells a long story about brave actions and exciting events.
Scene: a single piece of action that happens in one place
Location: a place away from a film studio where scenes are filmed
Plot: the events that form the main story of a film
Score: music written specially for the film
Soundtrack: the recorded music from a film
Screenplay: the words that are written down for actors to say in a film, and the instructions that tell them what they should do
Adaptation: a film that is based on a book or play
Background: the situation or events that explain why something happens in the way that is does
Close-up: a shot in which the camera seems to be very near

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Womb /wuːm/ [synonym: uterus]

The organ in the body of a woman or other female mammal in which a baby develops before birth:
Researchers are looking at how a mother's health can affect the baby in the womb.

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Making uncountable nouns countable

A shred of evidence
A pinch of salt
A drop of rain
A piece of information
A slice of toast
A bit of support
A hint of anger
A heap of clothes

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Be ill at ease

To be worried and not relaxed:
He seemed ill at ease and not his usual self.

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Make sth/sb of sth/sb

To have an impression or an understanding about something:
Can you make anything of this information?
What do you make of the new boss? (= What is your impression of her?)
I don't know what to make of it.
What did you make of the film? I was bored to tears

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To receive a standing ovation

Set phrase

318

Scrutiny (n)

The careful and detailed examination of something in order to get information about it:
The government's record will be subjected to/come under (close) scrutiny in the weeks before the election.

Scrutinise (v)

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Eye shadow

A coloured cream or powder that is put around the eyes to make them look larger or more attractive

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Religious convictions
Political beliefs

Collocation

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Untrue (adj)

Not true; false

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Stand up for sth/sb (also stick up for sth/sb)

To defend or support a particular idea or a person who is being criticized or attacked:
It's high time we all stood up for our rights around here.
Don't be bullied, learn to stand up for yourself and what you believe in.
Sometimes you have to stand up for your principles.

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Draw (v)

> To attract attention or interest:
He's an excellent speaker who always draws a crowd.
Could I draw your attention to item number three on the agenda?
UK Does he wear those ridiculous clothes to draw attention to himself?

> Draw sb's eye(s)
To attract someone's attention:
Her eyes were immediately drawn to the tall blond man standing at the bar.

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Expressions:

- To play a joke on someone
- To get the wrong side of someone
- To take someone/thing at face value (is to accept it as it is, without looking for hidden meaning)
- To feel sorry for someone
- To have power over someone
- To take someone far (is to help them to be successful)

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Different forms of protest:

- Signing a petition
- Handing out leaflets
- Holding a meeting
- Taking part in a march
- Writing in to a newspaper

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To have an influence ____ somebody/sth

On

327

To have a say ____ somebody/sth

In
Staff should have a say in a company is run.

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To change people's mind ___ somebody/sth

About

329

To put forward/suggest your views ___ somebody/sth

On

330

To express your opinion ___ somebody/sth

On