43. Express criticism

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43. Express criticism
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  1. very annoyed or unhappy about sg that has lasted a long time
    sick to death of sg/sb
  2. very annoyed or unhappy about sg that has lasted a long time
    • sick to death of sg/sb
    • sick to the back teeth of sg/sb
  3. get sg by putting pressure on sb
    squeeze sg out of sb
  4. used to say you think sg is much too expensive
    daylight robbery
  5. be impossible for sb to understand or imagine
    be beyond sb
  6. be unpleasant to sb or punish them for sg that is not their fault, often because you are angry or upset
    take sg out on sb
  7. This is more expensive than it should be
    • rip-off
    • rip sb off
  8. used to say you wouldn't be surprised if sb did sg bad or unusual because it would be typical of them
    I wouldn't put it past sb (to do sg)
  9. be tricked into believing sg that is not true
    • fall for sg
    • be taken in by sg/sb
  10. show that you do not support or agree with sg/sb by not going somewhere or by walking away
    vote with your feet
  11. used when you are going to criticize sb and do not want to seem rude or offend them
    no disrespect  (to sb)
  12. used to say that you could have used much stronger words to describe sg
    • to put it mildly
    • and that's putting it mildly
  13. used to when you are defending yourself or sb/sg against criticism
    • to be fair
    • let's be fair
  14. criticize sb or their ideas very severely
    • pull/tear sb/sg pieces
    • pull/tear sb/sg shreds
  15. let yourself get upset about sg that sb has said or done
    • be all for sg/for doing sg
    • be dead set against sg
  16. think or talk about sg all the time and think that it is very important
    have a bee in your bonnet
  17. continue to argue against a decision, especially when it is too late to change it or it is not very important
    argue the toss
  18. used to say that sg is even less suitable or possible than another unsuitable or unlikely thing
    let alone
  19. react very angrily to sb in an unfair way
    jump down sb's throat
  20. let yourself get upset about sg that sb has said or done
    take sg personally

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