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  1. Haphazard
    Not organized
  2. Gadgets and gizemos
    Electronic devices
  3. at the expense of
    • do sth in detriment to another
    • Ex: i bought a new car at expense of travelling on my vacation.
  4. cutthrout
    very competitive
  5. posh word
    expensive or used by a rich person
  6. smart, elegant, or fashionable; exclusive posh clothes
    • upper-class or genteel
    • People use as a show of.
  7. cut down on sth
    • reduce doing sth
    • The company had to cut down on expenses deu to the crises.
  8. odds
    chance of sth happening
  9. cheer up
    to become less sad , to make someone fel less sad
  10. insurance
    an agreement in which you pay a company money and they pay your costs if you have an accident, injury, etc:
  11. brat
    • a child who behaves badly
    • He is a brat.
  12. be second nature
    when you do something so easily without thinking very much about it.
  13. staggering
    very shocking and surprising
  14. strike
    to refuse to continue working because of an argument with an employer about working conditions, pay levels, or job losses:
  15. in store for
    planned or likely to happen
  16. reminiscent of
    making you remember a particular person, event, or thing
  17. on the verge of
    to be going to happen or to do something very soon
  18. off the top of your head
    you say sth immediately, from memory
  19. con
    make someone believe in something false
  20. ripped off
    to cheat someone by making them pay to much money for something
  21. cheeky person
    slightly rude or showing no respect but always in a fanny way
  22. gutted
    extremely disapointed and unhappy
  23. plumber
    person that work repairing water pipe on buildings, homes
  24. prank
    a trick that is intended to be funny but not to cause harm or damage
  25. get a kick out of
  26. made sth up
    to say or write something that is not true
  27. knock down the price
    to reduce the price
  28. buck - us dolar / grand - thousand
    quid - UK pounds
    • US money
    • OK money
  29. throw sth in
    provide a product for free when you buy sth
  30. jack sth up
    increase the price suddely and by a large amount
  31. flaw
    • defect
    • perfect
  32. up front
    pay in advanced, beforehand
  33. haggle
  34. migraine
    severe headache
  35. be content with
  36. get rid of
    remove or throw away sth unwanted
  37. cluttered
  38. penchant for
    a tendency to do sth
  39. be at loss
    don't know what do or say
  40. to pay over the odds
    pay more than sth really worth
  41. nagging
    complaining or criticizing
  42. live with your means
    spend less money than you receive as income
  43. lavish
    large in quantity, expensive, impressive
  44. opted out
    choose not be part of an activity or stop being involved in it
  45. get around
    go to different places
  46. came in handy
  47. get by
    to be able to live or deal with a situation with difficulty, usually by having just enough of something you need, such as money:
  48. cut back
    reduce or limite sth
  49. run out of
    finish, use, sell all, there´s none left
  50. playing up
  51. The lesser of two evils
    The less unpleasant of two choices
  52. curse
    use words or expressions not polite and show you are very angry
  53. Plateaued
    To reach a stable leve
  54. inherited
    To receive (property or a title, for example) from an ancestor
  55. wear braces
    necessary wear braces in order to put the teeth on the correct place and alined to the others
  56. dodge
    to avoid sth by moving or shifting suddenly asside
  57. Smuggle
    • import or export secretely.
    • She smuggled a gun into the jail iside a cake.
  58. stuffy
    close, poorly ventilated
  59. rule of thumb
    practical method of procedure
  60. cut corners
    • use a shorter route
    • to reduce costs or care in execution
  61. Stand for
    • to represent or meaning
    • Used for acronyms
    • Ex: What does TOIEC stand for?
  62. brag
    to talk boostfully
  63. take in
    To look at thoroughly; view: took in the sights
  64. gaze
    fixed look, to look steadily
  65. dart
    suddenly, rapid movement
  66. Undergo
    experienced sth that is unpleasant or sth that involve a chenge
  67. boost enhance
    make sth better, improve the quantity/quality
  68. hard-on
  69. sceptical
    doubting that sth is true or useful
  70. going downhill
  71. flicking through
    to look quickly to the pages of magazines, books etc
  72. Far-sighted
    having good judgment about what will be needed in the future and making wise decisions based that
  73. Out of your mind
    unable to behave or deal with things normally because something has made you very worried, unhappy, or angry

    extremely stupid or mentally ill:
  74. be in two minds
    to be unable to decide about something
  75. mind their own business
    tell someone im a rude way that yu don´t want them asking you sth private
  76. weigh up
    to form an opinion about situation or someones and character by thinking about them carefully
  77. sturdy
    • be robust
    • physically strong and solid or thick, and therefore unlikely to break or be hurt:
  78. Ripped and tattered
    be torn
  79. speechless
    be without words
  80. bounded
    to jump
  81. overcome with
    to be strongly affected by an emotion or a feeling
  82. spotted
    see / locate
  83. scauring
    to search
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2013-12-04 15:00:32
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