Flashcards in idioms and phrasal verbs Deck (120):
a short piece of writing on a particular subject.
: to be unable to recall or think of something My mind went blank when I heard the question.
keep/have one eye on sth/sb
look at or watch sth while you are doing sth else
try to keep an eye on the time during the test
: to read (something) from beginning to end especially to look for mistakes or check details Remember to read through your essay before you hand it in.
get stuck on
no be able to continue with sth, because it is to hard
: to leave out : omit
not include sth, or fail to include sth
eventually/ i-ˈven(t) chü-ə-lē/
in the end
reconsider and alter (something) in the light of further evidence.
a proof including corrections made in an earlier proof.
in a panic
i steer clear of other students who are in a panic
talk or write about one particular thing only
ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mik , ˌē-kə- \
get on top of sth
manage to control and deal with sth
get to grips with sth
a firm hold; a tight grasp or clasp.
get into the habit of doing sth
develop a particular habit
used to single out an individual member of a specified group or class.
go through sth
look at or study notes, papers, etc
go over sth
wet spongy ground; especially
get bogged down
If you talk too much about the details of something, you won't move forward with more important discussions
solve a problem by considering the facts
selected and appears somewhere
keep your fingers crossed
hope for good luck or success
get down to sth
begin to do sth and give serious attention to it
be in two minds about
to be unable to decide about something: I was in two about coming this morning
it’s a good thing that
used for saying that you are pleased that something has happened because it prevents something bad from happening
a good laugh
If you describe someone as a laugh or a good laugh, you like them because they are amusing and fun to be with. Mickey was a good laugh and great to have in the dressing room.
rolling in money
he is rolling in money
out of the blue
suddenly and unexpectedly
they arrived out of blue
how come is your sister going to buy a car if she hasnt got any money
very fast, hard, much
the police came after us, so we ran like mad
be less respected or look stupid because of sth you have done
turn a blind eye to
pretend not to see or notice sth
the teacher turned a blind eye to some of the children's bad behaviour
in the distance
she could see lights in the distance
i ring my mother every day without fail,
if all else fails
if what was planned cannot happen:
We could go to the beach or to my sister's house, and if all else fails, we can always find something to do at home.
bright and early
early in the morning
we left camp bright and early
dont ask me
used when you dont know the answer
famous last words
said as an ironic comment on an overconfident assertion that may later be proved wrong.
"‘I'll be perfectly OK on my own.’ ‘Famous last words,’ she thought to herself"
make contact with sb by phone
a stone's throw
a short distance
laugh sth off
joke about sth to show you think it is not serious
be meant to do sth
be supposed to do sth
—used to express surprise or annoyance
"He's burned the toast." "Good grief! Can't he do anything right?"
in the main
mostly, in general
the food here is quite good, in the main
find one's feet
: to start to be comfortable in a new situation : to begin to be confident or successful
They quickly found their feet in their adopted country.
they tried in vain to persuade her to go
catch somebody's eye
to get someone's attention, especially by looking at them: I tried to catch the waiter's eye, so we could order.
once in a blue moon
"he comes round once in a blue moon"
to publicize or reveal something
A superstitious expression said, typically in combination with actually touching or knocking on a wooden object or surface, when one desires something positive to continue, lest the mention of it "jinx" or somehow reverse one's good fortune
do for the first time
it is no good (doing sth)
it will have no positive results
it is no use
go over/through sth
look at, check or discuss carefully
put sth away
put sth where you usually keep it, especially after using it
take it in turns
take turns at sth
call it a day
decide to stop what you are doing
hand sth out
you give sth to each person in a group
hand sth round
you pass sth especially food or drink to people
look at, check or discuss carefully
brush up on sth/brush sth up
improve your knowledge or skill in sth
keep up with sb
make progress at the same speed as the others
be remembered and understood
pick sth up
learn without making a big effort
keep it up
continue to do sth as well as you are doing it
rack your brain/brains
try hard to remember sth
come back to
make the most of it
enjoy sth or use sth as much as you can
learn sth (off) by heart
learn sth by reading or hearing it repeatedly
stick at sth
continue with sth , even though it is difficult
achieve after a period of time,
get behind (with sth)
not to do sth on time,
reach the level of others who are more advanced
آپارتمان چهل واحدی
40 unit building
: inclined by nature to companionship with others of the same species : social
people dont seem very sociable there
من فک می کنم فقط به خاطر اینه که
i think it is just people are too busy
من هم چین آدمی نیستم که
i am not type of person that when i go to grocery store, i start a conversation with the people in line with me
for the most part
in most cases; usually.
"the older members, for the most part, shun him"
persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution.
"he shunned fashionable society"
: to succeed with the least possible effort or accomplishment
: to proceed without being discovered, criticized, or punished
working at night paid my college tuition and enabled me to get by—but just barely
: the price of or payment for instruction
Her uncle agreed to pay part of her tuition.
همینیه که هست
it is just how it is
: to visit someone briefly Feel free to stop by anytime.
it just goes to show
This just goes to show that getting good grades in school doesn't mean you're clever.
not up to much
If you say that something is not up to much, you mean that it is of poor quality.
This business isn't up to much.
not be very good
be better off
advising them to do it
If you've got bags, you're better off taking a taxi.
Is the human heart weak in comparison with the other organs?
The amount of carbon dioxide released by burning coal is small in comparison.
be in your element
to be happy because you are doing what you like or can do best:
Kate, of course, was in her element, making all the arrangements.
think on your feet
to make a quick decision or give an answer quickly:
I'd never heard about the company before, so I had to think on my feet.
to be very successful in the future:
She's a very talented writer - I'm sure she'll go far
it's early days
said when you think it is too soon to make a judgment about the likely result of something because a lot might still happen or change
Our progress has been fairly slow so far, but it's early days
able to be understood; comprehensible.
this would make the system more intelligible to the general public
able to be understood; intelligible.
\ ri-ˈzȯrt \
a place that is a popular destination for vacations or recreation, or which is frequented for a particular purpose.
: refreshment of strength and spirits after work; also : a means of refreshment or diversion : hobby
The fields next to the school are used for recreation.
money, goods, or other benefit to which one is entitled as an employee or as a shareholder of a company.
many agencies are helping to keep personnel at their jobs by providing perks
perk and benefits
Employee benefits and (especially in British English) benefits in kind (also called fringe benefits, perquisites, or perks) include various types of non-wage compensation provided to employees in addition to their normal wages or salaries
something, typically money, awarded to someone as a recompense for loss, injury, or suffering.
seeking compensation for injuries suffered at work
let somebody go
b) to make someone leave their job – used in order to avoid saying this directly
I’m afraid we had to let several of our staff go.
give (someone) a sum of money regularly as an allowance.
as good as or better than others of a comparable nature.
relevant or appropriate.
the same considerations are equally applicable to accident claims
to add information such as your name or address in the empty spaces on an official document
A cover letter is a document sent with your resume to provide additional information on your skills and experience. The letter provides detailed information on why you are qualified for the job
well known for some bad quality or deed.
an infamous war criminal
famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed.
Los Angeles is notorious for its smog
do (one's) homework
To be thoroughly prepared and informed for something, such as a meeting, interview, or report.
in a complete or thorough manner
thorough / ˈthər-(ˌ)ō , /
a : marked by full detail a thorough description
to aid or promote (someone or something, such as a private enterprise) with public money
reimburse\ ˌrē-əm-ˈbərs \
: to pay back to someone
reimburse travel expenses
: to make restoration or payment of an equivalent to reimburse him for his traveling expenses
to think carefully about what might happen in the future, or to make plans for things you want to do in the future:
think for oneself
have an independent mind or attitude.
"the aim is to get the students to think for themselves"
talk sth over
to discuss a problem or situation with someone, often to find out their opinion or to get advice before making a decision about it
I'd like to talk it over with my wife first.
a thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive.
to think in a clear and logical way
i am not very good at thinking straight in stressful situeaion
think about things that happened in the past
break the news
to be the first tell sb about some important news
get hold of sb
find or make contact with sb by email or phone
drop sb a line
write a short letter or email to sb