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Flashcards in ESLPOD [161;162;163] Deck (15):
1

lacking the ability or skills to do something

incompetent

2

left somewhere with no way of going anywhere else

stranded

3

to fail to do something properly; to fail to do one's job adequately.

fall down on the job

4

玩忽职守

sleep on the job

5

to make someone else deal with something that you should take responsibility for

pass the buck

6

快滚蛋了

on one's way out

7

something that you say to mean it is better to deal with a person or thing you know, even if you do not like them, than to deal with a new person or thing who could be even worse

Better the devil you know than the devil you don't

8

Accept the risks, resign oneself to whatever happens

take one's chances

9

to quickly read everything on a list

run down

10

somebody who is stingy or unduly careful with his or her money

penny-pincher

11

someone who is very careless about money and spends more than they need to

spendthrift

12

unwilling to spend, give, or use a lot of money

stingy

13

to put something in a safe or secret place, usually so that you can use it later

stash(ed away)

14

someone who spends or gambles a lot of money

high-roller

15

used for emphasizing that someone or something has a particular good quality to a very great degree

to a fault