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at stake:

: If sth that is valuable is at stake, it is in a situation where it might be lost

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at best:

even if the bst possible result happens

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compunction (un):

a slight guilty feeling about sth you have done or might do

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to appeal
 I tried to appeal to (= ask for support based on) his sense of loyalty

[LEGAL]: to formally request that a legal or official decision be changed

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endorsement (n)
to endorse (v)
khac : disendorsement

[APPROVAL]: the act of saying that you approve of or support sth or someone

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disgusting (adj):

): extremely unpleasant or unacceptable

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veiled (adj):

veiled words or ways of behaving are not direct or expressed clearly

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downturn (cn):

a reduction in the amount or success of sth, such as a country’s economic activity

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to bring sth down:

to reduce the level of sth

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conservative (adj):

not usually liking or trusting change, especially sudden change

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conservatism (un):

the quality of not usually liking or trusting change, especially sudden change

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overwhelmingly (adv):
->overwhelmingly against

strongly or completely; in an overwhelming way

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Delaying tactics (n)

actions that are intended to make sth happen more slowly, in order to win an advantage

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To direct

[CONTROL]: to tell people the direction in which they must drive

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To bring it on [informal]:

said to show that you are prepared and willing to compete in a completion or to do sth difficult

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To bring sth up

to start to talk about a particular subject

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To oppose:

to disagree with sth or someone, often by speaking or fighting against it, him, or her

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To line sth up:

to prepare, organize, or arrange sth

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Box ticking (un):

the fact of doing sth just because there is a rule that says that you must do it

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To propose

[SUGGEST]: to offer or suggest a possible plan or action for other people to consider