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1

deteriorate

to become worse (His health has deteriorated.)

2

haze

smoke, dust or mist in the air which is difficult to see through (The sun was surrounded with a golden haze.)

3

hits the senses

you can immediately feel, sense, hear, smell or taste it (The heat from bush fires hits the senses.)

4

nearby

not far away (Dan found work on one of the farms nearby.)

5

let-up

when something unpleasant stops or become less difficult, severe (The pressure at work continued without any let-up.)

6

bits and bobs (bits and pieces)

tiny or small things or many different types of little jobs

7

stress

to make the importance of sth clear (He stressed that relaxing visa restrictions for Chinese is essential.)

8

thaw

an improvement in the relations between two countries, especially after a period of unfriendliness (Their high profile visits to China is a sign of diplomatic thaw between the UK and China.)

9

fix sb/sth up

1-to arrange a meeting 2- to decorate or repair a room 3-to provide sb with sth they want 4-to find a suitable romantic partner for sb

10

rebound

sb who is on the rebound is upset or confused because their romantic relationship has just ended (He first met me when I was on the rebound, after splitting up with Mark.)

11

motor boating

Sticking your face between a lady's fun bags and blowing hard allowing the boobies to wobble on your cheeks.

12

grind sth out

(written) to say sth in a rough, angry or emotional way (You don't love him, he ground out.)

13

buoy

1-to make sb feel happier or more confident (The party just buoyed up by the latest opinion poll results.) 2-to keep prices and profits at high level 3-to keep sth floating

14

it never rains but it pours (phrase)

problems don't just happen occasionally but they all happen at the same time (We had nothing to do for weeks, then suddenly we have all this work to do: it never rains but it pours!
I missed my train this morning, lost my wallet and spilt coffee all over myself. It never rains but it pours.)

15

pour cold water onsomeone's plans or ideas

you are criticising or being negative about them (I wanted to walk up the mountain but Jane threw cold water on the idea. She insisted on taking the cable car.)

16

stubble

short stiff hairs that grow on a man's face if they don't shave

17

five o'clock shadow

the dark color on a man's chin where the hair has grown during the day

18

scruffy

dirty and untidy (a scruffy old pair of jeans)

19

latch on to sb/sth

1-to become very interested in sth 2-to follow sb and keep trying to talk to them, get their attention especially when they would prefer to be left alone (He latched on to Sandy at the party and wouldn't go away.)

20

pull the strings

to be in charge of an organization, often secretly (I'd really like to know who pull the strings in that organization, because it's not the elected committee.)

21

revel in sth

to enjoy sth vary much (He reveled in his new-found fame.)

22

telling (adj,)

having a great or important effect, significant (It's a telling argument.)

23

revise

to change sth because of new ideas or information (David Moyes has revised his view on the treatment dished out to Adnan.)