Flashcards in Chapter 30 Deck (35):
To get fed up
Ficar farto, se eu encher, de "saco cheio"
The apple of one's eye
Something to be extremely proud or found of. "A menina dos olhos". Ex: his little girl is the apple of his eye.
To skip lesson
Short sleep during the day. "Cochilo, soneca". Ex: I'm so tired. I'm going to take a cat nap before I go back to work.
Pain in the neck
A very annoying person or situation. "Dor de cabeça". Ex: this math homework is a pain in the neck.
Used to express astonishment. "Não acredito, meu deus". Ex: holy cow! Did you make all this mess by yourself?
A very important and well-respected person. "Bã-bã-bã". Ex: David is one of the top dogs of the office.
Hit the sack
To go to bed. Ex: the conversation's great, but I'm gonba hit the sack. I gotta wake up early tomorrow.
Back to square one
To go back to the beginning after a first try. "Voltar pra estaca zero". Ex: the boss didn't like our idea. We're back to square one.
Divulgação. Ex: outreach program
Cair fora / Estudante que largou os estudos
TCC - Trabalho de conclusão de curso
A dime a dozen
Anything that is easy common or easy to get. Ex: A girl like that a dime a dozen.
A piece of cake
An easy task. "mamão com açucar" Ex:Writing that essay will be a piece of cake
To add fuel to the fire
To make a bad situation worse. "colocar lenha na fogueira". Ex: I wouldn't say anything, if I were you. It'll just add fuel to the fire.
An arm and a leg
Expensive. "os olhos da cara". Ex: Look at Amy's new Prada bag. It must've cost her an arm and a leg.
To bend over backwords
to do anything to help someone. Ex: She'll bend over backwards for that boy.
Once in a blue moon
An event that happens very rarely. "uma vez na vida outra na morte". Ex: Her son visits once in a moon.
To crack up / crack up someone
To laugh or make someone laugh. Ex: That movie cracks me up!
To cry over split milk
To overeact to a situation in the past. "chorar pelo leite derramado". Ex: It1s done now. There's no use in crying over split milk.
To cut to the chase
To approach something directly. "Direto ao ponto". Ex: Let's cut to the chase. Did you take my guitar without asking?
To have a field day
To get really excited over something. Ex: Classes are cancelled? The kids are going to have a field day.
Head over heels
To be madly in love. Ex: Amanda is head over heels over her new boyfriend!
To keep an eye on something/someone
To watch something/someone carefully. Ex: Keep an eye on the new guy. Jane told me he got caught stealing ate his last job.
Off the hook
Free from a difficult situation. Ex: ok, I'll talk to Dad for you. You're off the hook.
To pig out
To eat excessively, especially junk food. Ex: Let's stay in tonight. We'll rent a movie and pig out on doritos.
To be very similar to something else. Ex: john is the spitting image of father.
To start from scratch
To begin from nothing. I'm beginning the project from scratch.
Face the music
Face a difficult situation. Ex: There's no running away now. Time to face the music.
An intuition; an idea not based on facts. Ex: I don't think you shoudl go out with him again. I ahve a gut feeling about him, and I don't trust him.