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to go to bat for (one)

to work to help a person, to help

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slum

a very untidy place, a very bad place in a town which very poor people live in

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to lick (knock,get) somebody/something into shape

to make somebody or something better so they reach the necessary standard (Some of them lack the experience but we'll soon knock them into shape.)

4

cremate

to burn the body of a person at a funeral ceremony

5

get off the field

to stop trying, a baseball metaphor (Drew: When it comes to beverage sales, you either swing for the fences or you get off the field.)

6

swing for the fences

to try very hard, a baseball metaphor

7

decompress

to hang out, relax to rest and recuperate (You know a lot of operatives would need some time to decompress after what you just went through.)

8

put someone down

to say something mean or unkind to someone for the purpose of hurting someone and it's usually used when someone is intentionally trying to hurt one's feeling (I don’t understand why Brian is so mean to people. I think he only feels good when he puts other people down.)

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don't give a damn/ don't give a shit

I don't care at all, that doesn't matter to me at all (these are very strong phrases.) (I don't really give a shit about what he said. He's a complete idiot.)

10

deep pockets

it means they have a lot of money, usually used about a person or company which has a lot of money to invest. Rich is used when someone has a lot of money to spend but Deep pocket is someone who has a lot to invest. (Our company can’t afford to spend millions of dollars on marketing and advertising because we’re quite small and we don’t have deep pockets.)

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deliberate practice

to practice carefully and focus on things that you need to improve on and pay close attentions to that areas.

12

charisma

a natural ability to attract and interest other people and make them admire you (He lacks charisma.)

13

outgoing

someone who is outgoing likes to meet new people and talk to them (We're looking for someone with an outgoing personality.)

14

personable

a personable person is outgoing, friendly and easy to talk to. We mostly use it for a famous person or someone with authority (like an executive of a company) but is friendly toward ordinary people.)

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incredibly

means very but it's a lot stronger. another word is extremely but incredibly is stronger than that.

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delusion

a false belief about yourself or a situation you are in (He's under the delusion that I'm going to cheat him.)

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delusion of grandeur

the belief that you're much more powerful or important that you really are

18

grandeur

impressive beauty, power or size

19

someone is a pleasure to work with

someone that you like working with

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someone is meticulous

being meticulous means being very careful to do things the right way and paying close attentions to the details. meticulous is a positive word. The negative word is fussy (She can be rather fussy about money.)

21

(someone) is acting like a (something)

when you want to describe how someone is acting use this expression. you only say negative things about people this way. (You're acting like a spoiled brat.)

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(someone) is a soiled brat

a child that is very selfish and badly behaved. when someone is spoiled it means that they get whatever they want. You can call someone a "spoiled brat" when they selfishly demand to get what they want and don't think about what other people want.

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self-disciplined

the ability to make yourself do things you know you ought to do, without someone making you do them (A lot of the kids seemed self-disciplined.)

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trait

a particular quality in someone's character

25

get (one's) head in the game

to focus on the task at hand (I do not know where your Discman is. This isn't the proper channel for this type of discussion. Get your head in the game!)

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gutter punk

a younger punk who is homeless or pretends to be homeless (The newcomers, who call themselves "gutter punks," are stirring outrage among residents and shopkeepers who charge the bums brawl on the sidewalk, shoplift and shoot heroin in trendy cafe bathrooms.)

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outrage

a feeling of great anger or shock

28

all bets are of

have no way of predicting the outcome (Drew Barrymore:Kids should be kids for as long as possible. When she get into her teens though, all bets are off.)

29

laud

to praise someone or something (There has been all lauds in the press after De Gea's outstanding performance against Real Madrid.)

30

off the mark/wide off the mark

inaccurate, not correct (Speculation for summer exit for De Gea is wide off the mark.)

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fickle

someone who always changes his mind about people or things they like so you cannot depend on them (Sir Alex said: That's journalism, it's fickle.)

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excel

to do something very well or much better than most people (Both goalkeepers excelled on the big occasion.)

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faze

if a new or difficult situation fazes you, it makes you feel confused or shock so you do not know what to do (Danny wasn't fazed by the big occasion.)