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1

to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.

Every year, I tell myself that I won't ...... in doing my holiday shopping. And, every year, I end up with a shopping list as long as your arm and about 24 hours to get it all done.

How to combat the natural tendency to procrastinate.

2

Get as a result of something

Every year, I tell myself that I won't procrastinate in doing my holiday shopping. And, every year, I ...... with a shopping list as long as your arm and about 24 hours to get it all done.

He tried hard but ENDED UP WITH a poor grade.

3

Very extensive; remarkably long

Every year, I tell myself that I won't procrastinate in doing my holiday shopping. And, every year, I end up with a shopping list ....... and about 24 hours to get it all done.

The guy's a jailbird, a record as long as your arm

4

Procrastination

......means that I have to brave the crowds out doing their last-minute shopping.

5

to meet or face courageously

Waiting until the last minute means that I have to..... the crowds out doing their last-minute shopping.

to brave misfortunes.

6

filled to capacity; full:

First, I have to find a place to park in the parking lot, which is always ........ Then, I have to fight off the bargain hunters who are there for the holiday markdowns.

They've had a packed theater for every performance.

7

to struggle to avoid or repress

First, I have to find a place to park in the parking lot, which is always packed. Then, I have to ........ the bargain hunters who are there for the holiday markdowns.

I've been fighting off a cold all week.

8

who is looking for goods that are value for money, usually because they are on sale at a lower price than normal.

First, I have to find a place to park in the parking lot, which is always packed. Then, I have to fight off the .......who are there for the holiday markdowns.


9

a business machine that indicates to customers the amounts of individual sales, has a money drawer from which to make change, records and totals receipts, and may automatically calculate the change due.

With so many shoppers, the shelves are usually a mess and a lot of items are out of stock. When I've finally picked out what I want to buy, there are usually long lines at the ......

register

10

to pay at a register

When I've finally picked out what I want to buy, there are usually long lines at the register. Just when I'm about to ......., I always remember that I've forgotten one last thing.

11

Phrase spoken with extreme sarcasm when every thing is failing.

When I've finally picked out what I want to buy, there are usually long lines at the register. Just when I'm about to check out, I always remember that I've forgotten one last thing. ......!

12

to wind, fold, or bind (something) about as a covering.

When I get home with the presents, I have to .....them. Hopefully, I haven't forgotten to get gift wrap, ribbons and bows, and holiday cards. By the time I'm finished, I'm exhausted and I feel like Scrooge. Ba humbug!

13

decorative paper, ribbon, etc., for wrapping objects to be presented as gifts.

When I get home with the presents, I have to wrap them. Hopefully, I haven't forgotten to get ......, ribbons and bows, and holiday cards. By the time I'm finished, I'm exhausted and I feel like Scrooge. Ba humbug!

14

any miserly person; a bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person

When I get home with the presents, I have to wrap them. Hopefully, I haven't forgotten to get gift wrap, ribbons and bows, and holiday cards. By the time I'm finished, I'm exhausted and I feel like Scrooge. Ba humbug!

15

A word that first started in the famous novel by Charles Dickens entitled, "A Christmas Carol", meaning "Fuck Christmas".

Ba humbug!

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