Flashcards in CAE Exam Preparation Deck (1764)
Something is (a bit) out of the ordinary
More important than anything else
To commission sb to do sth
To ask sb to do sth (and pay for it)
To be proficient _____ sth
A house that usually has only one storey (= level), sometimes with a smaller upper storey set in the roof and windows that come out from the roof
To give sb a helping hand
To help sb
To indulge in sth
To spend time doing sth you love, but often don't have the time to do it
To indulge sb with sth / To indulge sb by doing sth
To conceal sth from someone
To prevent sth from being seen or known about
To tear yourself away from sth
It`s hard to you to leave sth (tear: pull apart)
To take over your life
Sth take the control of your life
To do sth for the sake of it
Buy sth even though you don't need it
To tell yourself sth
Try to make yourself believe in sth
To fool yourself
Say sth that you know is not true
E.g.: She pretended that she was in control of he situation, but she was fooling herself.
To not be short of sth
To not have shortage of sth
To get the bug or be bitten by the bug of sth
To be hooked on sth
To be a bit of a (sth) freak
To be addicted to sth.
E.g.: Gus is a bit of fitness freak and goes to the gym at least four times a week.
To collapse doing sth
To do it for a long period.
E.g.: After a hard day at work, I like to come home and collapse in front of the TV.
One thing leads to another
One thing "causes" other
To get sucked in sth
End up doing sth without planning.
I didn't intend to join the drama society, I just seemed to get sucked in.
Given a choice between sth and sth
Having two options, I`d ...
E.g.: Given the choice between going away for a week`s holiday and spending a week at home decorating the spare room, I`d much rather do the latter.
A type of lawyer in Britain and Australia who is trained to prepare cases and give advice on legal subjects and can represent people in lower courts.
Break the habit
To change sth you do routinely
Get sth up and running
To start business
Set foot in somewhere
To enter/arrive somewhere
Come up with sth
To have an unexpected idea
Take up an offer
To accept sth
The odds are stacked against someone
Someone is very unlikely to succeed
Give someone a push
To encourage/motivate someone
Point someone in the direction of
To make a useful suggestion about how to get sth