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01031--Vocabulary test-27




IDIOMS [American]MEANING
Dead-end jobA job that won't lead to anything else
(to)Cost an arm and a legTo be very expensive
(to)give one the creepsTo create a feeling of disgust or hrror
(to) go back to the drawing boardTo start a task over because the last try failed
(to) go belly-upTo go bankrupt
(to) give someone the axTo fire someone
(to) lose one's temperTo become very angry
(to) make up ones mindTo decide
(to) put up withTo adjust
(to) save the dayTo prevent a disaster or misfortune
Sharp as a tackVery intelligent
(to) talk overTo discuss
Top dollarA lot of money
Easier said than doneMore difficult than you think
(to) hang in thereTo persevere, not to give up
If worse comes to worstIn the worst case, if absolutely necessary
(to) to keep one's chin upTo stay positive
Last resortThe last slution for getting out of a difficulty
(to) live from hand to mouthNot having enough to survive
(to) look on the bright sideTo be optimistic
(to) make ends meetTo manage one's money so as to have enough to live on
Right-hand manThe most helpful assistant
(to) set eyes onTo look at, to see for the first time
Stab someone in the backTo betray someone
(to be) stressed outUnder severe strain
(to) tell offTo scold
Thank goodnessI'm grateful; I'm relieved
Beside the pointNot relevant
(to) blow somethingTo spoil something
(to) buckle downTo start working seriously
Can't standTo hate
Get realBe serious or realistic about what is going on
(to) have one's heart set onTo really want something
Over one's headBeyond one's understanding
(to) slack offTo waste time
(to) stand a chanceTo have the possibility of success
(to) drive one crazyTo annoy someone very much
Green with envyDesiring another's advantages or things
(to) be on thin eyesTo be in a dangerous position
(to) pay a complimentTo give someone a compliment
(to) shake in one's shoesTo tremble with fear
Cup of teaThe type of person or thing that one generally likes
(to) drop byTo pay a short often unannounced visit
(to) hang aroundTo spend time idly
(to) hang outTo spend time idly

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