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To get fed up

Ficar farto, se eu encher, de "saco cheio"

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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.

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To skip lesson

Faltar/matar aula

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Cat nap

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.

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Pain in the neck

A very annoying person or situation. "Dor de cabeça". Ex: this math homework is a pain in the neck.

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Holy cow

Used to express astonishment. "Não acredito, meu deus". Ex: holy cow! Did you make all this mess by yourself?

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Top dog

A very important and well-respected person. "Bã-bã-bã". Ex: David is one of the top dogs of the office.

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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.

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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.

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Residing

Residente

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Tied

(adjetivo) Amarrado

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Outreach

Divulgação. Ex: outreach program

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Dropout

Cair fora / Estudante que largou os estudos

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Undergratuate

Estudante universitário

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All-nighter

Noitada

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Term paper

TCC - Trabalho de conclusão de curso

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A dime a dozen

Anything that is easy common or easy to get. Ex: A girl like that a dime a dozen.

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A piece of cake

An easy task. "mamão com açucar" Ex:Writing that essay will be a piece of cake

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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.

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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.

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To bend over backwords

to do anything to help someone. Ex: She'll bend over backwards for that boy.

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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.

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To crack up / crack up someone

To laugh or make someone laugh. Ex: That movie cracks me up!

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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.

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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?

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To have a field day

To get really excited over something. Ex: Classes are cancelled? The kids are going to have a field day.

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Head over heels

To be madly in love. Ex: Amanda is head over heels over her new boyfriend!

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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.

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Off the hook

Free from a difficult situation. Ex: ok, I'll talk to Dad for you. You're off the hook.

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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.

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Spitting image

To be very similar to something else. Ex: john is the spitting image of father.

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To start from scratch

To begin from nothing. I'm beginning the project from scratch.

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Face the music

Face a difficult situation. Ex: There's no running away now. Time to face the music.

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Gut feeling

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.

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To hit the books

To study intensively. Ex: I have a huge test tomorrow, so I better hit the books.