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    • 09-05-2011 Vocabulary and sayings. LONGMAN DICTIONARY for Contemporary English. Source: Englishclub.com
    • Drink like a fish. 1.
      • Meaning: If someone drinks like a fish, they drink a lot of alcohol.
      • For example:
      • Since he got back from the war Billy's been drinking like a fish, and we think he needs some help.
      • Some people might say I drink like a fish, but I don't think I drink too much. 
    • Drink like a fish.2
      • Quick Quiz:
      • Even though uncle Barry drinks like a fish, he
      • A) never drinks alcohol
      • B) never looks drunk
      • C) never drinks much
      • Clue: b.
      •   
    • Od (slang). 1
      • Meaning: to take an overdose of a drug
      • For example:
      • If someone OD's, call an ambulance immediately. After calling, give the person mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if they've stopped breathing. It's very easy to OD and die from taking a narcotic drug like heroin. This is because narcotics are such powerful drugs that taking a dose which is just a little bit stronger than usual can kill a person. 
    • Od (slang). 2
      • Origin: short for "overdose"
      • Note: pronounced "oh-dee" Quick Quiz:
      • If someone takes drugs and then OD's, you must
      • A) splash cold shower on their face
      • B) call an ambulance immediately
      • C) try to get them to sit in a chair
      • Clue: b.
      •   
    • Phrasal verb. Drive away. 1.
      • Meaning: to cause someone or something to leave a place
      • For example:
      • drive sb/sth away The government's strict new laws on currency trading will drive foreign investors away. 
      • drive away sb/sth The farmers are using automatic air guns to drive away the birds.
      •   
    • Phrasal verb. Drive away. 2.
      • Quick Quiz:
      • Tourists are being driven away from the island by
      • A) lower hotel rates
      • B) improved public transport
      • C) increasing crime rates
      • Clue: c.
    • Ignorance of the law is no excuse. 1.
      • Possible interpretation: It is no defence to say that we didn't know that something we did was illegal.
      • Note: ignorance (noun) = lack of knowledge | the law (noun) = the system of rules recognized and enforced in a particular country | excuse (noun) = a reason or explanation given to defend a (wrong) action   
      • Ignorance of the law is no excuse. 1.
      • Quick Quiz:
      • If "ignorance of the law is no excuse", a judge is most likely to find someone not-guilty if he can prove that
      • he didn't know that what he did was wrong
      • he didn't do what he was accused of
      • he thought the law did not apply to him
      • Clue: b
      • VOCABULARY FROM LONGMAN DICTIONARY FOR CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH. ADVANCED LEARNERS.
    • Oil 1
      • fuel
      •   [uncountable] a smooth thick liquid that is used to make machines run easily or is burned to produce heat:
      • Check the oil level in your car every week.
      • The heating system runs on oil.
    • Oil 2
      • 2
      • natural substance under the ground
      •   [uncountable] the thick, dark liquid from under the ground from which petrol is produced [↪ crude]:
      • a rise in the price of oil
      • oil industry/company/production etc
      • the importance of protecting our oil supplies
      • an oil refinery (=factory where oil is made purer)
    • Oil 3.
      • 3
      • liquid from plants
      •   [uncountable and countable] a smooth, thick liquid made from plants or some animals, used especially in cooking or for making beauty products:
      • cooking oil
      • olive/vegetable/sunflower etc oil
      • coconut oil shampoo
      • Fish oils are supposed to help relieve arthritis.
      • ➔ castor oil , cod-liver oil , linseed oil
    • Oil 4.
      • 4
      • paint
      •   oils
      •   [plural] paints that contain oil [= oil paints]
      • in oils
      • I usually paint in oils (=using oils).
      • ➔ burn the midnight oil
      •  at burn1 (20)
      •   ; ➔ pour oil on troubled waters
      •  at pour (8)
      • Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
    • Fork-lift truck.
      • fork-lift truck also fork-lift  [countable]
      • a vehicle with special equipment on the front for lifting and moving heavy things
      • Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
    • Sweet. 1.
      • sweet
      • 1 [countable] British English a small piece of sweet food made of sugar or chocolate [= candy American English]
      • Eating sweets is bad for your teeth.
      • a sweet shop
      • a packet of boiled sweets (=hard sweets that taste of fruit)
    • Sweet. 2.
      • 2  [uncountable and countable] British English sweet food served after the meat and vegetables part of a meal [= dessert]:
      • Would you like a sweet, or some cheese and biscuits?
      • Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
    • Sweet. 3.
      • 3
      •   (my) sweet
      • old-fashioned used when speaking to someone you love:
      • Don't cry, my sweet.
      • Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
      • cu‧cum‧ber  [uncountable and countable]
      • a long thin round vegetable with a dark green skin and a light green inside, usually eaten raw
    • Cucumber.
      • cucumber  [uncountable and countable]
      • a long thin round vegetable with a dark green skin and a light green inside, usually eaten raw
      • Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
    • The end.
      • Source: VOCABULARY FROM LONGMAN DICTIONARY FOR CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH. ADVANCED LEARNERS.
      • Source: saying, phrasal verb, idiom, slang from www.english.com