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не указан, Английский
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Лингвистика
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💠 acid 🇺🇸


✍🏾Meaning
the potent hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD


❕For example

🔺The first time Virginia took a tab of acid, she went a bit crazy and thought she could fly. She was in hospital for three months after jumping off a building.

🔺Acid is a very powerful drug, and it can be very dangerous.
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📚red tape



✍🏾Meaning
Strict adherence to rules and regulations so that a procedure seems to take longer than necessary.


❗️For example

🔸It takes a long time to set up a company in some countries because of all the red tape involved in getting government permits.

🔸It took two weeks to get visas for our aid workers because of all the red tape.

🌟Origin
Probably related to the fact that bundles of official government documents are often tied together with red tape.
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📒 The rich knows not who is his friend



📖Meaning
When you have money, you don't know if people are friendly with you because they like you, or because they like your money. The structure of this saying is difficult. In normal English it would be something like: "Rich people do not know who their friends are."
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📒go through (2)



📖Meaning
to live through a bad time or a difficult situation

🤓For example ⤵️

💬He just went through one of the most difficult periods in his life.

💬We've been going through a recession for a year or so, but hopefully the economy will improve soon.
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💠 lez | lezzy | lezzo 🇺🇸


✍🏾Meaning
lesbian, gay woman


❕For example

🔺There are a lot of gay and lez households in this area, so it's a lively part of the city.

🔺My sister doesn't conform to the stereotype of a fat, tough lezzo. She's very sweet and feminine, and so is her girlfriend.
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📚a queer fish



✍🏾Meaning
If someone's a queer fish, they are a bit strange and can sometimes behave in an unusual way.


❗️For example

🔸Your great grandfather was a queer fish, Johnny. He used to write funny poems and then he'd read them aloud to everyone on the train on his way to work.

🔸Some of the characters described as "queer fish" in old novels might be called "weirdos" these days.
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📒 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder



📖Meaning
Different people see beauty in different ways. What one person finds beautiful may not appeal to another person.

Note
beholder (noun) = person who beholds | behold (verb) = look at; observe
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📒take back (2)



📖Meaning
If a store takes back something they've sold, they allow the buyer to return it for a refund, or exchange it.

🤓For example ⤵️

💬  I decided I didn't want the new shoes, so I called the store and told them and they said they couldn't take them back because I'd worn them.

💬Our policy states that we will take back goods and give a full refund if they are in perfect, as-new condition.
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💠 rap sheet 🇺🇸


✍🏾Meaning
a criminal record


❕For example

🔺Tommy's always getting into trouble with the police. He's got a rap sheet a mile long.

🔺No-one needs to know about your rap sheet. Just keep it a secret.
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📚rock the boat



✍🏾Meaning
If you rock the boat, you do or say something that will upset people by changing a situation that they don't want changed.


❗️For example

🔸Don't say anything that will rock the boat or you might lose your job.

🔸The new teachers were told not to rock the boat by saying anything that could make the students question the school rules.
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📒 We must learn to walk before we can run



📖Meaning
We have to be patient when learning. Babies crawl before they walk. And children walk before they run. We cannot do difficult tasks before we can do easy tasks.
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📒ward off



📖Meaning
to stop something that's harmful or dangerous from coming near

🤓For example ⤵️

💬 Many people believe that vitamin C can ward off the common cold.

💬 Did you know that garlic and crosses can be used to ward off Dracula and other vampires?
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💠 psyched | psyched up 🇺🇸


✍🏾Meaning
to be inspired and energized before a competition, a performance, or any other demanding situation


❕For example

🔺One of the jobs of a coach is to get his players psyched before a game.

🔺Most singers have a routine they use to get themselves psyched up before a concert.
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📚zero tolerance



✍🏾Meaning
If something is given zero tolerance, it won't be accepted even once.


❗️For example

🔸Because of the school's zero-tolerance policy, our boy was expelled for smoking just one cigarette.

🔸How can a society based on Christian morals and forgiveness of sin have a zero-tolerance approach to petty crime?
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📒 Death is a remedy for all ills



📖Meaning
When we die, all our problems are solved.

Note: death (noun) = the act of dying; the end of life | remedy (noun) = cure; solution | ills (noun) = problems; misfortunes
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📒match up



📖Meaning
to find things that go together, or match in some way

🤓For example ⤵️

💬In this exercise you have to match up the words with their definitions.

💬When you're sorting the clothes, make sure you match the socks up into pairs.
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💠 hare-brained 🇺🇸


✍🏾Meaning
stupid, foolish (of an idea or a plan)


❕For example

🔺Whose hare-brained idea was it to break into the office and steal a copy of the exam paper?

🔺Trust you kids to come up with such a hare-brained plan!
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📚(your) bread and butter



✍🏾Meaning
Your bread and butter is your livelihood or the source of your income.


❗️For example

🔸Bartending is my bread and butter at the moment, but I'm trying to get into acting.

🔸The conditions are bad, but this work is their bread and butter so make sure the workers have other jobs before you close down the factory.
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📒 Poor men go to heaven as soon as rich



📖Meaning
God makes no distinction between people with money and people without money.

Note: heaven (noun) = (according to various religions) the home of God, and the place where good people go after death | as soon as = as easily as
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📒make out (1)



📖Meaning
to see or hear something, but only with difficulty

🤓For example ⤵️

💬 This person's handwriting is really difficult to read. I can't understand this word here. Can you make it out?

💬If you can't make out what someone's saying, ask them to repeat it.
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