Flashcards in Phrases1 Deck (13):
* My sister is happy-go-lucky : she doesn't worry about a thing, not even exam
Describe someone who doesn't worry about the future and accepts what happens.
My nephew is a computer whizz-kid :he earns a fortune fixing people's laptops.
Clever, successful or skilful peopl -and most of all, they are young, like kids
Young and clever
The best of both worlds
We get the best of both worlds without new car: excellent fuel efficiency and great acceleration and speed.
*working part-time means I get the best of both worlds :time with kids and a steady income.
Two good thing
You have the Benefits of two different things and non of the disadvantages.
* You are bone idle -you have been at home all days and you are still in your pajamas.
* The doctor has told my brother to do more exercise, but he won't do it, he is bone idle.
To cut a long story short
* So I spoke to my boss and to cut a long story short, I am getting promotion.
* I met my girlfriend last year and to cut a long story short, we are getting married tomorrow.
Just give me details.
Just the ticket
* Oh I feel terrible: I've got a cold and my nose it blocked but a drink of hot honey and lemon would be just the ticket to make me feel better.
* I think a new art gallery will be just the ticket for improving the image of the town and encouraging more people to visit.
* Our car has got seven seats, so it's just the ticket for taking all the kids to football practice every week
Just What I wanted
which describes something that exactly what is wanted or needed.
Will be....... For... Ing
Would be...... to
It is....... for / to.... verb
* I know Martha's got FOMO, she's been moaning about not being invited to Wang's karaoke party – but she doesn't even like karaoke!
* All my friends are going on holiday together but I can't afford it so I've got FOMO.
* There's a message on Facebook that all the tickets to that gig are sold out – now I have a feeling of FOMO!
A phrase about jealousy
fear of missing out – which describes a feeling you might have when you feel other people are doing something fun, when you are not.
Do a runner
* The new trainee did a runner after the first day – I don't think he could cope with the high-pressure environment.
* When they started to blame me for the mistake, I felt it best to do a runner and keep out of the way.
Time to get out of here
, to do a runner, which means leave a place quickly in order to avoid a difficult or unpleasant situation.
* Using funny GIFs in your message is such a thing.
You know parkour: the sport of running and jumping across buildings? Why is that such a thing?
Organic powdered food. Since when has that been a thing?
'a trend' or 'something recognisable in popular culture'. If beards are 'a thing', it means they've become fashionable: lots of people have them.
Such a thing
when someone refers to a trend you haven't heard of, or that you doubt exists, feel free to respond with 'is that even a thing?'
All that jazz
*I had a super lazy weekend. I woke up late, got some coffee, went for a walk, watched a couple of movies, all that jazz. It was great.
I don't read celebrity gossip. You know: who's going out with who, who got plastic surgery, all that jazz. I'm just not interested!
*I love Christmas dinner – you've got turkey, Brussels sprouts, roast potatoes, gravy, all that jazz. It's just great.
'and so on', or 'and other similar things'.
It's often used – in a list of unpleasant or boring things.
>>> For example: This morning I cleaned the whole house – washing, scrubbing, vacuuming, all that jazz!
Not gonna lie
Slow down! You really are a terrible driver Mark, not gonna lie.
Not gonna lie, I absolutely love my job. I feel so happy when I walk through the office door every day.
Using this phrase indicates that you're choosing to be honest, rather than polite.
it's become a popular phrase on social media. Usually accompanied by a photo of someone on holiday at the beach with a post saying "Not gonna lie, it's stunning here!"
The kind of post that makes me feel jealous when I'm stuck in the office.
Up your game. To Up/raise your ......game.
* I never finish novels. I need to up my reading game.
I badly need to work on my interview game before my big interview next week.
You could do with a bit more exercise, mate. You should raise your running game!
You need to up your emoji game!
to raise your game', or 'to up your game', means to improve.