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1

take advantage of

Don't lend them the car - they're taking ~ of you!
= treat someone unfairly in
order to get what you want

2

against all odds

He knew that in trying to save his company from ruin he
was fighting a losing battle, but he still carried on ~

3

at least

The economy will take ~ three years to recover from the
recession

4

by courtesy of.

This film is shown ~ the National Film Archive

5

below the belt

Unfortunately, some politicians often hit ~ to discredit
their opponents.
= to fight unfairly
above

6

by degrees

Max's health has been improving since he came out of
hospital, if only ~.
= gradually /
step by step

7

for a change

The Parsons always go to Brighton for their holiday. I'm
surprised they don't go abroad ~.

8

beside the point

Whether you had insurance is ~, the accident is still your
fault.

9

for the record
= so that it can
be recorded / noted

Just ~, it was Ken's idea to come to this awful party, not
mine.

10

off the record

This is strictly ~, but you are to be put in charge of
manufacture in Scotland

11

from scratch

If you had been working on our project ~, you would
realize how much these results mean to us.

12

leave sb in the dark

When his company sent him to the States, they left his
family ~ as to whether it would be temporarily.
inform sb about sth

13

for instance

~, in the US we still do not have the guarantee of basic
medical care for everybody.
= for example

14

in a nutshell

I don't need to know the content of your speech in detail,
just put the main message ~ for me, please.

15

on the dole

Millions of unemployed workers have been ~ for years.