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1

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

Irrespective: without considering.

2

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

Contest: competition to do better than other people.

3

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.

4

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

Work flat out:
Work very hard

5

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

Deliriously happy very happy
Extraordinarily excited

6

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.

7

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

8

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

9

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.

10

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

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