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Flashcards in ESL_972,973,C437 Deck (50)
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to review financial documents for a business

to go over the books

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employees; the group of people who work for an organization

staff

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to be included, considered, and addressed

to be accounted for

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without reporting something to the government, especially when paying someone illegally

under the table

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to get caught by the authorities or the police for one’s illegal actions or for breaking the rules

to get busted

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the practice of purposefully not paying some or all of the money one owes to the government

tax evasion

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a phrase meaning that nobody will know what happened and one’s actions will remain a secret

no one will be the wiser

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secretly, with no records or reports made and with nothing written down

off the books

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the minimum amount of money that can be paid to someone for each hour of work, established by law

minimum wage

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to provide information to the government about how much money one has made, so that the government can receive a percentage of that amount in taxes

to report (one’s) income

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to secure some advantage or profit; to receive a profit after all expenses are paid

to come out ahead

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consequence; something that results from a particular action or decision

ramification

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in a very difficult, challenging, and uncomfortable situation; with a lot of problems

up the creek

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to pretend something does not exist or has not happened; to ignore something, especially an unpleasant thing

to turn a blind eye

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alone; doing something without help, support, or assistance from others

on (one’s) own

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to examine the financial records of a person or organization and determine whether they are complete, truthful, and in compliance with the law

to audit

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something that makes you want to do something else or gives you ideas to do something else

inspriation

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to stop going to school before finishing one’s program or getting one’s degree

to drop out

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half of a school year, typically four to four and a half months

semester

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society’s wealthy class of people; the group of people who have the highest social position and the most money in society

aristocracy

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created in someone’s imagination; not real

fictional

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the main topic talked about in a book, movie, or play

theme

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causing argument or disagreement among people

controversial

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a handwritten book, document, or script; a written version of a book before it is published

manuscript

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a race that is open to anyone who wants to compete

derby

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a very strong and lightweight plastic that is made with very thin pieces of glass

fiberglass

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a person or company who gives money or goods to pay for or support an event

sponsor

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a circular road that people, cars, or animals move around in a race

track

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a short period of time when many or most companies traded on the stock market lose a large amount of their value

stock market crash

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to make someone believe that something is true or not true, in order to gain an advantage

to deceive

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to act in a dishonest way in order to gain something

to cheat

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to say something that is false or not true

to lie

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to be grateful for something; to fully recognize the full worth or value of something; to understand the situation fully

to appreciate

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to do things to protect the environment; to do things that do not damage the environment

to go green

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to be interested in another person, especially to want to start a romantic or sexual relationship with that person

to have (one’s) sights set on (someone)

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to look at someone with a meaningful expression on one’s face to indicate interest and sexual attraction

to give (someone) the eye

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an expression used to tell someone to be careful or use caution because of something that is going to happen soon

watch out

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to be very persistent and committed to getting what one wants

to not take no for an answer

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a phrase used for emphasis of a verb in the negative, meaning not even a little bit

at all

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having the characteristics of the type of person one is interested in having a romantic relationship with; a desirable partner for a romantic relationship

(one’s) type

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very attractive in a sexual way

hot

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many; a lot of; several; multiple

bunch

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responding to someone’s requests and needs immediately, completely dominated by that person and putting that person’s needs and interests above one’s own

at (one’s) beck and call

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to be romantically interested in someone; to have interest in starting a romantic relationship with someone

to take an interest

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a phrase used sarcastically to mean that someone thinks he or she is very special and better than everyone else in some way

God’s gift

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to walk or otherwise move directly toward someone or something, without being distracted by anything else

to make a beeline for (someone/something)

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a signal reminding someone of what to do or when, especially in theater when someone forgets what he or she is supposed to say

cue

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to leave very quickly and suddenly

to beat a speedy exit

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to ignore or reject someone; to not give someone full consideration and respect

to give (someone) the brush off

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to become involved with someone or something that is very complicated and unpleasant

to tangle with