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used to say that sb is trying hard even though they are not successful.
it is not for want/lack of trying -?
every night for a period of time
night after night - éjszakánként
stop sb being as successful as they should be
hold sb back - visszatart
show that sg seems to be happening, e.g... improvement, recovery etc.
show signs of improvement - a fejlődés jeleit mutatja
next to nothing - majdnem semmi
used to tell sb that they are not doing well as must work harder.
pull your socks up - kösd fel a gatyádat
have achieve... as a result of sg that you have done.
have nothing / sg / little / a lot to show for sg. - Sokat/keveset mutat fel valamiben
change your life by stopping a bad habit or becoming a better person
turn over a new leaf - új életet kezd
work hard on sg; give your full attention to sg
apply oneself to sg - valamire adja magát
very well; with a very high mark/grade
with flying colours - győztesként
succeed in doing sg with difficulty, especially passing the exam
scrape through sg - átcsúszik
talk angrily to sb for doing sg wrong
tell sb off - leszid
as a habit; as the usual way of doing sg
as a matter of routine/course - természetesen
stop doing sg, especially sg wrong
cut sg out - eltávolít
reduce the mark, grade given to sb in an exam
mark sb down - lepontoz
... one after another
two weeks / three years / four times running come on - négyszer egymás után
come on - halad
very quickly; in large amounts
in/by leaps and bounds - rohamosan
you are completely confused by it
can't make head or tail of sg. - Se füle se farka
Nem tudok rajta eligazodni
you don't understand it
goes over your head - túl magas neked