Monday, 13 July 2015

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Definition:   To force yourself to do something unpleasant or difficult, or to be brave in a difficult situation

Synonym: To try to deal with a problem or difficulty

Examples: I hate going to the dentist, but I'll just have to bite the bullet. 

The teacher knew I cheated so i had to bite the bullet and confess. 

Links: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/bite-the-bullethttp://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bite+the+bullethttp://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/bite-the-bullet


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Definition: to be waiting eagerly to hear about something.  You have my attention, so you should talk

Synonyms: Attentive. Listening at something carefully

Examples:  Bill: I guess I owe you an apology. Jane: I'm all ears.
I'm all ears - tell us what they had to say.

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Definition: A meeting at which people discuss what has happened since the last time that they met

Synonyms: Bring up to date

Examples: I'm seeing my boss for a catch-up next week
Links: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/catch-up_2

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Definition:  If someone's jaw drops (open), they look very surprised:

Synonyms: Surprised


Examples: My jaw dropped when I heard she'd been admitted to Harvard.

Links: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/jaw+drops
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/sb-s-jaw-drops-open

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Definition: to talk with someone in an informal and friendly way

Synonyms: Talk / Gossip

Examples: We sat in a bar most of the evening just chewing the fat.


Links: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/chew-the-fat
http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/chew+the+fat

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Definition: If something knocks your socks off, you find it extremely exciting or good. To surprise someone thoroughly

Synonyms: amaze

Examples: I'm going to take you to a restaurant that'll knock your socks off.


http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/blow-knock-your-socks-off?q=blow%2Fknock++your++socks+off