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sleep in

to let yourself sleep later than usual in the morning (We usually sleep in on Sunday mornings.)



to relax and seeming not worried about anything (I don't know how you can be so laid-back about your final exams.)


putter (putter around)

to do things that are not very important in a relaxed way (I puttered around for a while, cleaning the kitchen.)


binge (v)

to do too much of something, such as eating or drinking, in a short period of time (Whenever she's depressed, she binges on chocolates.) (I just binged on watching TV shows over the weekend.)


chill out (informal)

to relax completely instead of felling angry, nervous or tired (I just want to chill out at the weekend.)


catch up on

to do what needs to be done because you haven't been able to do it until now (I have some work to catch up on.) (I need to catch up on some sleep.)


lay around

to lie around (Don't just lay around all day.)



a party or occasion when a meal is cooked and eaten outdoor


If anything, (sentence)

Use this phrase to say that an idea is very incorrect.

For example, imagine that a friend says that you're not as good of a tennis player as you used to be. You disagree. The conversation goes like this:

A: We're all getting older, right? We can't play like we used to.

B: Oh, no. If anything, I'm actually better now than I was in college.


(someone) has to actively work to (do something)

Some things happen naturally. For example, a naturally smart person might read a book and remember a lot of the details that they read, without having to try hard.

Other things don't happen naturally. You have to "actively work" to make them happen. If you don't have a good memory, you may have to "actively work" to remember things that you read.

If anything, I have to actively work to put on weight.

I'm not naturally a good public speaker. I've had to actively work to become good at it.



relating to principles of what is right or wrong behavior, based on ideas about what is right (The book places a high moral value on marriage.)



carry out, to carry out a particular activity or process, especially in order to get information or prove facts (We are conducting a survey of consumer attitudes towards organic food.)