Flashcards in idioms with prepositions Deck (15):
take advantage of
Don't lend them the car - they're taking ~ of you!
= treat someone unfairly in
order to get what you want
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 ~
The economy will take ~ three years to recover from the
by courtesy of.
This film is shown ~ the National Film Archive
below the belt
Unfortunately, some politicians often hit ~ to discredit
= to fight unfairly
Max's health has been improving since he came out of
hospital, if only ~.
= gradually /
step by step
for a change
The Parsons always go to Brighton for their holiday. I'm
surprised they don't go abroad ~.
beside the point
Whether you had insurance is ~, the accident is still your
for the record
= so that it can
be recorded / noted
Just ~, it was Ken's idea to come to this awful party, not
off the record
This is strictly ~, but you are to be put in charge of
manufacture in Scotland
If you had been working on our project ~, you would
realize how much these results mean to us.
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
~, in the US we still do not have the guarantee of basic
medical care for everybody.
= for example
in a nutshell
I don't need to know the content of your speech in detail,
just put the main message ~ for me, please.