1. Understand idioms
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Not yet free from difficulties or problems
Not out of the woods - nincs túl a veszélyen - kiút
The situation is improving, but we're not out of the woods yet.
Deliberately become less actively involved in sg, and stop trying to control things.
take a back seat - a háttérbe húzódik
I'll probably take a back seat and let Marco do most of the work.
Used to tell sb that you suddenly felt sad or worried about sg.
my heart sank - elszorult a szivem
My heart sank when I saw the hotel room they'd given us.
Used to say that sg true despite what you have just said.
Having said that - a beszéd ellenére
It's an expensive restaurant. Having said that, the food is very good.
Used to say that sg happened very quickly and unexpectedly.
The next thing I knew - a következő amit észleltem
... and then the next thing I knew, the cat had jumped out of the window...
Used to say you are not surprised that sg is true.
I thought as much - ezt sejtettem/gondoltam is
Pete and Sue have split up. Mmm. I thought as much.
More than likely/happy - több mint valószínű
Will they lose? More than likely.
Find it very difficult to do sg
Be hard pressed/pushed - sarkában vannak, szorult helyzetben van
I'd be hard pressed to name all the countries in Europe.
Used to say that sb is in a bad mood.
Get out of bed on the wrong side - ball lábbal kelt fel
I think Ann got out of bed on the wrong side this morning.
Sg that makes you upset, angry, or embarrassed when sb mentions it.
- A sore point - fájó pont
- Touch a sore point - elevenére tapint
Yes, I think it's a bit of a sore point because she got a very low mark for it.
Accidentally say sg that embarrasses, upsets, or annoys sb.
Put your foot in it - beletenyerel
Oh dear. I put my foot in it, then.
Not do any work at all.
Not do a stroke of work - nem mér (nagy) csapást a munkára
Used to say that you think sb deserves sg unpleasant that happens to them.
- It serves sb right (for doing sg) - úgy kellett,
Feel that a failure is your fault, or feel offended by sg/sb.
Take it/sg personally - vedd magadra
She didn't do a stroke of work, so don't take it personally. She'll just have to work harder next time.
Used to say sb get on well with sg
Landed on his feet - jól járt vmivel
He landed on his feet with that job art the bank.
Used to say if sb shouldn't give up sg.
Hang (on) in there! - kitartás
It won't be easy; you have just got to hang on in there.
Used for saying that you think you have remembered sg correctly.
If my memory serves me correctly/well/right - ha nem csal az emlékezetem
Trying to have all the possessions and social achievements that your friends and neighbours have.
Keeping up with the Joneses - lépést tartva Jones-ékkal
The last in a series of bad events, that makes it impossible for you to accept a situation any longer.
- The last straw, the final straw - az utolsó szalmaszál
- the straw that breaks the camel's back
Be completely certain or confident (that)
Rest assured (that) - biztos/nyugodt lehetsz afelől, hogy
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