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I believe that I myself should determine my future irrespective of what my name is.

Irrespective: without considering.


A dance/sport contest.
She has won a lot of beauty contests.

Contest: competition to do better than other people.


These guys are incredibly creative - they really know how to think out of the box.

to develop ideas that are different and unusual.
To think freely.


I had to work flat out to become a successful lawyer!

Work flat out:
Work very hard


When I was awarded the runner-up prize, I was deliriously happy and extraordinarily excited.

Deliriously happy very happy
Extraordinarily excited


I had to buckle down and brainstorm ideas for the challenge until I came up with the best one.

If you don't buckle down to your job, you will be fired.

Brainstorm : to have a good idea
Buckle down (to sth):
to begin to work seriously at something.


In order to promote education and economic empowerment in countries throughout the world you need to work on solutions.

Empower, empowerment: the giving of an ability, permission


We interviewed many people for the job, but at the end of the day, we don't think any of them could handle it.

At the end of the day: in the end


My teacher goes an extra miles to help us.

Go the extra miles:
To do more than one is required to do to reach a goal.


If I ruled the world , I would put mental health at the forefront of the agenda

a list of matters to be discussed at a meeting,schedule, outline of things to be done

There were several important items on the agenda