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to do something wrong or illegal and not get caught or found out
to get away with something
If I thought I could get away with it, I wouldn't pay any tax at all.
to agree with someone (usually used in the negative)
to see eye to eye
They don't always see eye to eye on politics but they're still great friends
disagree with someone
no love lost
They used to be best friends but they had a huge fight about money. Now there's no love lost between them
to very strongly dislike someone
hate someone's guts
They fell out and now she hates his guts
two people talk about a problem they have been avoiding discussing
to clear the air
I had a massive argument with Sue, but at least it has cleared the air
to stop fighting or quarrelling
to bury the hatchet
After years of arguing about politics with my dad, we finally decided tobury the hatchet
to try to improve a relationship after there have been problems
to patch up something
Jackie and Bill are still trying to patch up their marriage.
Did you manage to patch things up with Jackie after your row?
in good times and bad times
through thick and thin
My brother has stuck with me through thick and thin
If someone helps you when you are having a problem that means s/he is a true friend(idiom)
A friend in need is a friend indeed
to put someone in a very difficult situation in which they have no choice about what they do
to have someone over a barrel (idiom)
She knows I need the work so she's got me over a barrel in terms of what she pays me.
- During the negotiations the opposing faction had us over a barrel.
to take 30 minutes
to last 30 minutes
to wait, often when on the telephone
to hang on
Can you hang on a moment
to depend on
to count on
I can count on my parents
to reveal a secret, for example a surprise party
Let on about something.
No-one let on about the party, so she was really surprised
to leave the ground (usually an aeroplane)
to take off
to go to an airport or station and say goodbye to someone who is leaving
to see off
I was a bit sad because no-one came to see me off when I left the country.
to cancel something
to call sth off
They called offthe cricket match because of the hurricane.
to annoy or bother someone
to hassle someone (informal)