1. No one has _______ stealing the money. TO OWN UP TO STH to admit that you have done something wrong.
She_______ with the decorations.
TO GO OVERBOARD
to do something in a way that is excessive or
extreme: to do too much of something.
They _______ £3,000 on a holiday.
TO SPLASH OUT/TO
to spend a lot of money on buying things,
especially things that are pleasant to have but
that you do not need.
She may have a lot of money, but she earned every
penny herself; she _______ .
TO BE BORN WITH A
SILVER SPOON IN
born into a very rich family and having a
privileged upbringing. This expression is usually
used to show resentment or disapproval.
We're already _______ , so I don't know how we'll
manage this sudden increase in our rent.
TO LIVE FROM
To spend all of the money one earns by or before
the next time one is paid, thus saving none or
very little in the process.
The _______ of housework DRUDGERY
dull, irksome, and fatiguing work: uninspiring or
Clare _______ in the meeting and refused to be
intimidated even when Michael got angry.
TO HOLD/STAND ONE’S
to refuse to be pushed backwards, or to continue
in your beliefs in an argument.
Can you _______ $5 for now and I’ll give you the rest
TO MAKE DO WITH
to use what is available although it is not enough
or what you wanted.
This job is a _______ to better things. STEPPING STONE
an event or experience that helps you achieve
2. I am totally _______ at school BE SNOWED UNDER having too much to do.
I felt like I was _______ when I went in front of the board
for my annual review.
TO WALK INTO THE
to deliberately place yourself in a dangerous or
She has campaigned _______ for her husband's release
in an extreme way that continues without
Flexible working hours are _______ for employers and
situation or result is one that is good for everyone
who is involved.drudgery
She tentatively _______ the opinion that the project
would be too expensive to complete, but the boss ignored
to risk going somewhere or doing something that
might be dangerous or unpleasant, or to risk
saying something that might be criticized.
A poll was conducted to _______ consumers' attitudes. TO GAUGE to make a judgment about something.
His business _______ in the years before the war. TO THRIVE to grow, develop, or be successful.
You've run out of reasons to_______ . TO CALL IN SICK
To inform one's workplace or school that one
temporarily cannot attend work or school due to
We all put $20 in/into the _______ to cover the cost of
an amount of money that is made up of small
amounts given by different people, used by them
for an agreed purpose.
My dad's such a _______ that he cuts his hair himself. CHEAPSKATE a person who is unwilling to spend money.
3. WORDS/EXPRESSIONS FROM READ/LISTENING EXAM
P. 1 and 2:
more to this than meets the eye
bucking this trend
to be down to
endeavour of fluke
my own reluctant acceptance of
the strong sense of place young children possess
My friends were quite envious of my having famous parents.
when you’re grown up that you can actually come to terms with those misunderstandings
may provide pertinent information
first-time parents find parenthood something of a daunting prospect
what awaits them
there are no absolute hard and fast rules