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essay

a short piece of writing on a particular subject.

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candidate

/kan-də-ˌdāt/
le candidat

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go blank

: to be unable to recall or think of something My mind went blank when I heard the question.

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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

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read through

: 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.

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get stuck on

no be able to continue with sth, because it is to hard

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miss out

: to leave out : omit
not include sth, or fail to include sth

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eventually/ i-ˈven(t) chü-ə-lē/

in the end

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revise

reconsider and alter (something) in the light of further evidence.
a proof including corrections made in an earlier proof.
réviser

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in a panic

i steer clear of other students who are in a panic

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stick to

talk or write about one particular thing only

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economic

ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mik , ˌē-kə- \

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get on top of sth

manage to control and deal with sth
get to grips with sth

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grip

a firm hold; a tight grasp or clasp.

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get into the habit of doing sth

develop a particular habit

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particular/pə(r)ˈtikyələr
/

used to single out an individual member of a specified group or class.

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go through sth

look at or study notes, papers, etc
go over sth

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bog

wet spongy ground; especially
باطلاق، لجنزار

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get bogged down

If you talk too much about the details of something, you won't move forward with more important discussions

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work out

solve a problem by considering the facts

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come up

selected and appears somewhere

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keep your fingers crossed

hope for good luck or success

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get down to sth

begin to do sth and give serious attention to it

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be in two minds about

to be unable to decide about something: I was in two about coming this morning

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it’s a good thing that

used for saying that you are pleased that something has happened because it prevents something bad from happening

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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.

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apparently

əˈparəntlē
Apparemment

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rolling in money

he is rolling in money
rich

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out of the blue

suddenly and unexpectedly
they arrived out of blue

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how come

how come is your sister going to buy a car if she hasnt got any money

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like mad

very fast, hard, much
flat out
the police came after us, so we ran like mad

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lose face

be less respected or look stupid because of sth you have done

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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

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in the distance

far away
she could see lights in the distance

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without fail

i ring my mother every day without fail,
always

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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.

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bright and early

early in the morning
we left camp bright and early

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dont ask me

used when you dont know the answer
search me

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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"

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get through

make contact with sb by phone

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a stone's throw

a short distance

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laugh sth off

joke about sth to show you think it is not serious

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be meant to do sth

be supposed to do sth

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good grief

—used to express surprise or annoyance
"He's burned the toast." "Good grief! Can't he do anything right?"

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in the main

mostly, in general
the food here is quite good, in the main

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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.

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in vain

without success
they tried in vain to persuade her to go

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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.

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once in a blue moon

very rarely.
"he comes round once in a blue moon"

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go public

to publicize or reveal something

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touch wood

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

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in rough

do for the first time

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it is no good (doing sth)

it will have no positive results
it is no use

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go over/through sth

look at, check or discuss carefully

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put sth away

put sth where you usually keep it, especially after using it

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take it in turns

take turns at sth

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call it a day

decide to stop what you are doing

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hand sth out

you give sth to each person in a group

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hand sth round

you pass sth especially food or drink to people

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go over

look at, check or discuss carefully

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brush up on sth/brush sth up

improve your knowledge or skill in sth

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keep up with sb

make progress at the same speed as the others

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sink in

be remembered and understood

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pick sth up

learn without making a big effort

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keep it up

continue to do sth as well as you are doing it

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rack your brain/brains

try hard to remember sth

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come back to

remember it

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make the most of it

enjoy sth or use sth as much as you can

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learn sth (off) by heart

learn sth by reading or hearing it repeatedly

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stick at sth

continue with sth , even though it is difficult

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get there

achieve after a period of time,

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get behind (with sth)

not to do sth on time,

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catch up

reach the level of others who are more advanced

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آپارتمان چهل واحدی

40 unit building

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sociable

: inclined by nature to companionship with others of the same species : social
people dont seem very sociable there

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من فک می کنم فقط به خاطر اینه که

i think it is just people are too busy

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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

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for the most part

in most cases; usually.
"the older members, for the most part, shun him"

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shun

persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution.
"he shunned fashionable society"

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get by

: 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

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tuition

: the price of or payment for instruction
Her uncle agreed to pay part of her tuition.

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همینیه که هست

it is just how it is

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stop by

: to visit someone briefly Feel free to stop by anytime.

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it just goes to show

This just goes to show that getting good grades in school doesn't mean you're clever.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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go far

to be very successful in the future:

She's a very talented writer - I'm sure she'll go far

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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

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intelligible

inˈtelijəbəl
able to be understood; comprehensible.
this would make the system more intelligible to the general public

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comprehensible

ˌkämpriˈhensəbəl
able to be understood; intelligible.

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resort

\ ri-ˈzȯrt \
a place that is a popular destination for vacations or recreation, or which is frequented for a particular purpose.

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recreation

re-krē-ˈā-shən \
: 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.
récréation

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perk

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

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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

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compensation/ˌkämpənˈsāSHən/

something, typically money, awarded to someone as a recompense for loss, injury, or suffering.
seeking compensation for injuries suffered at work

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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.

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allowance

give (someone) a sum of money regularly as an allowance.

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competitive /kəmˈpetətiv/

as good as or better than others of a comparable nature.

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applicable

relevant or appropriate.
the same considerations are equally applicable to accident claims

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fill out

to add information such as your name or address in the empty spaces on an official document

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cover letter

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

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infamous

well known for some bad quality or deed.
an infamous war criminal
infâme

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notorious

famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed.
nō-ˈtôrēəs
Los Angeles is notorious for its smog

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do (one's) homework

To be thoroughly prepared and informed for something, such as a meeting, interview, or report.

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thoroughly /ˈthər-(ˌ)ō-lē/

in a complete or thorough manner

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thorough / ˈthər-(ˌ)ō , /

a : marked by full detail a thorough description

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subsidize

to aid or promote (someone or something, such as a private enterprise) with public money

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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

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think ahead

to think carefully about what might happen in the future, or to make plans for things you want to do in the future:

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think for oneself

have an independent mind or attitude.
"the aim is to get the students to think for themselves"

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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.

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spur

a thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive.

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think straight

to think in a clear and logical way
i am not very good at thinking straight in stressful situeaion

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think back

think about things that happened in the past

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break the news

to be the first tell sb about some important news

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get hold of sb

find or make contact with sb by email or phone

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drop sb a line

write a short letter or email to sb

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keep sb in the dark

dont tell them about sth importan