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(an electronic device) runs out of juice

When an electronic device's battery is low, you can say that it has "run out of juice". "Juice" is a slang term for electrical power. You can also say things like:

It's almost out of juice.

It doesn't have enough juice.

2

grind (one's) gears

to aggravate, annoy, anger, to become angry, freak out, go crazy (Do not interrupt man, It really grinds my gears when you do that.)

3

watch the gap

When you ride a train, you'll often hear announcements that say " watch the gap". This means that you have to be careful when you're getting off of the train, because there's some empty space bewtween the station platform and the door of the train.

4

the (train station) platform

At a train or subway station, the "platform" is the area where people stand in order to get onto the train.

5

The thing about (something) is (clause)

You can use it when you're complainning about something (The thing about the current political administration is that they're all talk and no action.) You can also use it to introduce a positive or interesting point about something. (The thing about my Uncle Frank is that, once you get to know him, he's really nice and very loyal.)

6

(someone) is resourceful

A "resourceful" person has a certain kind of intelligence. They're able to accomplish a lot with limited resources. (a teenager who forms her own band and sets up several live shows on her own)

7

(someone) is absolutely relentless

A "relentless" person is someone who keeps trying and never gives up. (The thing about zombies is that they're not fast or resourceful, but they're absolutely relentless.) "Relentless" is not a completely positive word; you can use it to describe someone who keeps doing something annoying as well. You'll often hear the word "absolutely" before "relentless" to describe a person who's really, really determined.

8

Airborne

In the air, floating in the air. Transported by air (Those balloons were airborne for many hours.)

9

abundance

a large quantity of something

10

smalltalk

is a light conversation that you have with people that you're not very close to.

11

scramble

a situation which people compete with and push each other in order to get what they want

12

thwart

to prevent someone from doing what they are trying to do (Johnny Evans has been given the task of thwarting Fellaini.)

13

vintage

showing all the best or most typical qualities of something (Giggs did a vintage run on the left flank.)

14

grasp

control or power

15

marshal

to control or organize a large group (Darren Gibson has been marshalled well by Cleverly.)

16

nuisance

a person, thing or situation that annoys or causes problems

17

fell

to knock someone down with a great force (A promising situation for Everton after
Giggs felled Fellaini.)

18

nick

to steal something (Giggs failed to nick the ball of Baines.)

19

gingerly

carefully, you do in a slow careful way because you are afraid it will be dangerous of painfull. (Phil Jones left the pitch gingerly at halftime.)

20

decent

of a good enough standard or quality

21

work something up

to develop or improve something such as a project of piece of writing