32. Celebrity

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32. Celebrity
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2013-12-15 11:40:51
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  1. do well in a difficult situation
    rise to the occasion
  2. Become so upset or nervous that you cannot to do sg as well as you should
    Go to pieces
  3. Involving an unpleasant consequence
    • At a price
    • come at a price
  4. Better than anything you could have imagined
    Beyond your wildest dreams
  5. A success or praise makes them feel more important than they really are, and they usually suffer as a result
    Go to sb's head
  6. Not be successful or effective any longer
    Fall by the wayside
  7. Be very careful about what you do or say
    Tread carefully
  8. Be the thing which makes sb/sg either a great success or a complete failure
    • Make or brake sb/sg
    • a make-or-brake situation
  9. You talk about them in a positive way so that people are impressed by them
    Build sb up
  10. You are negative about people
    Knock sb down
  11. You make the people something good is going to happen when in fact it is very unlikely
    Build up sb's hopes
  12. (of secrets or information) become known to the public
    • Get out
    • leak out
  13. (reach) the point at which sg can no longer continue in the same way
    (reach) the end of the line/road
  14. Try as hard as you possibly can
    Do/try your outmost
  15. Well known to many people through the media
    In the public eye
  16. (usually passive) combine sg with sg
    Couple sg with sg
  17. Have a bad effect on sb/sg; cause damage, suffering etc.
    • Take its toll (on sb sg)
    • Take its a heavy toll
  18. Become confident, healthy, or successful again after having problems
    Bounce back (from sg)
  19. A difficulty or disappointment that prevents progress or makes a situation worse.
    • SetbackĀ 
    • set sb back
  20. Make sb feel less happy or hopeful about sg
    Cast a shadow ( over sg)
  21. Move with difficulty through a crowd of people or through/past an obstacle
    Fight your way ( through/past sb/sg)

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