flatmates11-16

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  1. an embarrassing secret
    a skeleton in the/smobody's cupboard

    Most families have one or two skeletons in the cupboard.

    There must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet.
  2. to see something and be able to describe it later
    to witness
  3. Informal to have a wish for
    to fancy

    She fancied some chocolate.

    Anyone fancy a cuppa?
  4. People who are rich have more power and influence than people who are poor. [proverb]
    Money talks. 
  5. You can earn a lot of money if you don't mind getting a bit dirty. [proverb]
    Where there's muck (there's brass). 
  6. The stupid people find it difficult to hold on to their money [proverb]
    A fool and his money (are soon parted)
  7. Don't judge something by its appearance. It may look like it's worth a lot of money but it might actually be quite cheap.[proverb]
    All that glitters (is not gold).
  8. People who are rich have more power and influence than people who are poor. [proverb]
    Money talks.
  9. If you take your work too seriously you won't have time to relax and have fun. You'll be a boring person if all you think about is work.
    All work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy). 
  10. Don't wait till tomorrow to do what you can do today because tomorrow your circumstances might change and you may not be able to do it.
    Make hay (while the sun shines).
  11. to get a lot of money suddenly or unexpectedly
    to strike it rich

    His father struck it rich in the diamond business.
  12. very expensive and impressive 
    sumptuous 

    She organized a sumptuous dinner.
  13. to be able to choose the best things
    to have impeccable taste
  14. to have an intimate conversation or discussion
    to have a heart-to-heart
  15. to begin again, in a new way
    to start afresh
  16. to talk about emotions or feelings
    to pour out something/Pour something out

    You can pour out your troubles to me. I won't tell anyone. 

    She really poured her heart out to her mum after she failed her exams.
  17. to reject someone
    to give someone a knock-back (informal)
  18. to have an argument or disagreement with someone and stop being friends with him or her 
    to fall out (with someone):

    She fell out with me after all these years over an invite to a party!

    They were best friends for years but they fell out and now they don't even talk to each other.
  19. Not have anything left of something 
    to run out (of something)

    This pen has run out . Can I borrow yours?

    Our car ran out of petrol and we had to walk 10 miles to a garage to buy some more.
  20. Think about something until you discover the answer
    to figure something out/to figure out something

    He figured out how his new DVD player worked after he read the instruction manual.

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