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Flashcards in ESLPOD [024;025;026] Deck (35):
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involving or causing a lot of pressure or worry

stressful

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drive a car

get behind the wheel

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very quickly

in a flash

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disadvantage or problem that makes sth a less attractive idea

drawback

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rev up the speed

gun the engines

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to stop someone from going somewhere, especially by blocking their way

cut off

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the lanearea of a highway where vehicles can pass other vehicles and travel fastest. The British word is outside lane.

passing lane

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to move very quickly, or to make something move very quickly

zip (in and out of traffic)

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an accident in which several vehicles crash into each other

pile-up

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someone who takes the place of another person, especially in sports

alternate

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A street that is not a freeway and has at-grade intersections with other surface streets.

surface street

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a place marked on a street where pedestrians can cross the street safely

crosswalk

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to drive very close behind another vehicle

tailgate

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a type of boot with a single row of small wheels along the bottom, used for moving quickly along, especially for fun or as a sport

rollerblade

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To seek information from someone knowledgeable; to ask questions of someone.

pick one's brain

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a ____ situation is difficult or dangerous

sticky

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get one's advice

get one's input

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someone who is ____ is very careful in the way that they speak and behave so that they do not upset other people

tactful

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to behave in a way that is unreasonable

go too far

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a few days ago.

the other day

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to move a piece of writing from one place in a computer file to another place

cut and paste

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making someone seem unpleasant or not attractive

unflattering

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the people with the highest status in an organization, especially the military

top brass

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stupid, or knowing nothing

clueless

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To stop working

cut it out

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get up

roll out of bed

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take a shower

jump in the shower

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an area along the side of a street that has a hard surface, used by people who are walking. The British word is pavement.

sidewalk

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not very far along the street

down the street

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plan to do

mean to do

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a list which is very long

as long as your arm

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to start doing something that you need to do

get down to business

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to mark things on a list to show that you have dealt with them or that they are correct. The British expression is tick off.

check off

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register

checkout stand

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a piece of paper that a doctor gives you that says what type of medication you need; a particular medication that a doctor has told you to take; the action of prescribing a medication

prescription