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표현심화 31

태뽕이 2022. 11. 15. 00:31
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표현심화 31

 

1. a fraction of

-a small or tiny part, amount, or proportion of

e.g.)

The plastic folders were a fraction of the price of the leather ones.

 

 

2. all things considered.

-taking everything into account

e.g.)

All things considered, I think we’ve done a really good job.

 

 

3. all in all

-overall, mostly

e.g.)

All In all, I think the response to the campaign was very positive.

 

 

4. be bound to do

-be certain or destined to

e.g.)

You’re bound to hear back from them soon.

 

 

5. be down to

-be as a result of.

e.g.)

The drop in profit was down to the bad weather over Christmas.

 

 

6. drive (somebody) up the wall

-annoy someone or make them crazy.

e.g.)

People who throw their rubbish out of their car window drive me up the wall.

 

 

7. easier said than done

-not very easy

e.g.)

I’d like to give our boss some constructive criticism, but that’s easier said than done!

 

 

8. for the most part.

-in most cases, usually

e.g.)

I find running, for the most part, very enjoyable.

 

 

9. 없음

 

 

10. in high spirits

-in a lively and cheerful mood

e.g.)

The wining team was in high spirits after the award ceremony.

 

 

11. in low spirits

-in a sad or tired mood

e.g.)

She was in low spirits due to her recent break up.

 

 

12. just around the corner

-coming very soon

e.g.)

I felt stressed when I realized my driving test is just around the corner.

 

 

13. make a point of (doing something)

-always do something or take particular care to do it

e.g.)

She always makes a point of treating everyone as equals.

 

 

14. make ends meet

-earn just enough money to live on.

e.g.)

We always struggle to make ends meet towards the end of the year.

 

 

15. miss the point

-fail to understand the essential or important part of something

e.g.)

I think you’ve completely missed the point there.

 

 

16. narrow-minded.

-prejudiced, not willing to listen to other people’s views

e.g.)

Her father-in-law is extremely narrow-minded and is unable to accept that it’s no longer the 1900s.

 

 

17. on hand

-present, available.

e.g.)

The counsellor is always on hand to offer a shoulder to cry on.

 

 

18. on the face of it

-apparently, without knowing all of the relevant facts.

e.g.)

On the face of it, she seems to have settled in wall.

 

 

19. on the verge of

-very near to doing or experiencing something

e.g.)

When I saw him in the corridor he was on the verge of tears.

 

 

20. part and parcel.

-an essential or integral component

e.g.)

Stress is part and parcel of this profession.

 

 

21. pose a question

-raise a question

e.g.)

This poses the question:

Should we be following the regulations?

 

 

22. remarkably complex

-very complicated with lots of intricate detail

e.g.)

The mosaic /məʊˈzeɪɪk/ was remarkably complex and beautiful.

 

 

23. roller coaster of emotions.

-full of highs and lows.

e.g.)

I experienced a roller coaster of emotions whenever I visit the opera.

 

 

24. short and sharp

-quick and concise.

e.g.)

Let’s keep this zoom meeting short and sharp.

 

 

25. sit on the fence

-avoid making a decision or choice.

e.g.)

She likes to sit on the fence to avoid confrontation.

 

 

26. steal the show

-attract the most attention and praise.

e.g.)

The last interviewee totally stole the show.

 

 

27. take great pleasure in

-enjoy doing something.

e.g.)

I take no great pleasure in doing this.

She took great pleasure in telling him he was fired.

 

 

28. walk one eggshells.

-be extremely cautions about one’s words or actions

e.g.)

The boss has a terrible temper, so everyone walks on eggshells around him.

 

 

 

29. without a care in the world

-without worrying about anything

e.g.)

I am always anxious and there’s my husband without a care in the world!

 

 

30. worth your weight in gold.

-very useful, helpful, or valuable

e.g.)

We can’t lose our receptionists - she’s worth her weight in gold!

 

 

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