Legal and fair.
not subject to the laws of a society.
a weakness that could result in failure.
An event or action which will tell if something is as good as it is claimed to be.
for all without exception.
do something to make a bad situation even worse
If you do something against all odds, you do it even though there were many obstacles and it didn't seem possible to do.
If something is all the rage, it's very popular or it's in fashion at the moment.
have a strong opinion about a something and you want to express it
To have a backup plan in case of the first idea being a failure .
To be heavily armed.
Something happens all day and night.
when doing something risky that could cause a problem
This is when you have nothing to do.
you're baffled or not sure what to do.
back to the beginning
Back to the beginning of your plans
When everything seems to be going wrong for you.
Someone's bag of tricks is their collection of techniques or methods for getting a job done or for achieving a goal
very difficult or unpleasant first experience of something.
Looking for something in the wrong place or doing the wrong thing
Procrastinate, or not come to the point of what you are trying to say.
to avoid being convicted of a certain crime while possibly being guilty
Talking negatively about someone without them knowing
The special, non-essential features of a product which make the product more attractive - looking.
when you say something that has nothing to do with the conversation or with the reason of something being done
Unacceptable behaviour, outside normal acceptable standards of behaviour.
stoping yourself from saying what's on your mind
when something appears to be bad at first but turns out to be a good thing in the end
With no shame or embarrassment, although someone else would feel shame or embarrassment.
The important result of an action.
creating a more relaxed atmosphere when meeting new people
strictly following the rules
Being straightforward about something with no objections.
Finishing something - usually referring to work.
when you can't see the whole situation because you're focusing on the little details or you're too involved
when you change your opinion on a certain matter or your attitude towards someone.
To not make someone feel welcome.
Someone who is very idle and they spend a lot of time sitting around watching TV and eating junk food.
Someone who is unexpectedly good at something.
completely dead, with no chance of recovery.
suddenly get extremely angry.
Be in a bad mood.
Be dismissed from your job.
be prepared to go to great lengths to achieve something, see someone, do something etc.
To be different or act in a different way to which you feel is right.
Wow, as in I'm very surprised.
That you can cure your hangover by drinking some more of what made you drunk the night before.
doesn't even come close to being as good as another person or thing.
(Always used in negative : Subj couldn't hold a candle to Obj)
stop, wait or consider carefully a decision or opinion about something
At the last possible moment, just before it's too late.
Feeling very healthy.
Owing money to the bank.
Do what everyone else is doing, or what is fashionable.
Something which seems like a blessing, but will in fact lead inevitably to disaster or failure.
the last of a series of problems that cause something bad to happen.
Everything. If you move, lock stock and barrel, it means you move completely and take everything with you.
A person who is very unpredictable in a bad way. (S)he can be very violent or lose control very suddenly.
make you extremely angry.
If something is a mug's game, it's something only a stupid person (a mug) would do.
Not as good as people say.
To be without a job and receiving money from the government.
One last drink.
Suddenly, without any warning.
Give an opinion that you don't have much evidence to support.
To pass a test easily, with no problem.
something easy to do.
To seem familiar, or to make someone remember something.
To be a very small space, room, house etc.
show the way to do a job
when you have to learn something in a very short time (which might be complicated)
Take advantage of an opportunity before the chance passes you by.
when something is really bad or annoying.
Something small that will inevitably get bigger or worse as time goes by.
A very tough and challenging interview or interrogation.
behave and follow orders.
unsure of success
increase your anticipation for something.
be sceptical about something that is said or promised.
You have the opportunity to do anything you want.