9. Module - NCE
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. What would you like to do?
to move quickly and busily round a place
Buzz around - körüldong
The thing I love most is buzzing round town on my scooter.
to become popular and fashionable
catch on - terjed, sikere van
It was a popular style in Britain, but it never really caught on in the USA.
to improve a place or person by improving its moral standards
clean up - rendbe tesz, megtisztít
The new President intends to make lots of reforms. For a start, he has promised to clean up the civil service.
to follow sb somewhere
come along - vele megy, tarts velünk!
I'm not doing anything tonight. Do you mind if I come along to the show with you?
to prepare a list, or a written document
draw up - megfogalmaz, felvázol
We drew up a list of the best candidates for the new position.
to continue sg you were doing before
get on with - halad, boldogul vmivel
OK then, I'll go away now and let you get on with your work.
to do sg you especially sg other people migh disapprove of
get up to - ?
What did you two get up to after I'd gone to bed?
to try to get or win sg
go for - megtámad, rátámad
Why don't you go for that job that's being advertised?
(of a town, garden ect.) to be arranged or planned in a particular way
lay out - elrendez, megtervez
The palace gardens were laid out in the French style.
to work together with other people in order to get a job done
muck in - egy szobában lakik vkivel
You're expected to people to muck in with the farm work.
to tell sb a piece of information that someone else has told you
pass on - továbbad, továbbít
I'll pass your message on to Ms. Eckland.
to produce a printed copy of a computer document
print out - kiír, kinyomtat
Just wait a moment while I print out the details.
to join a line of people or vehicles waiting to go somewhere or do sg
queue up - sorba áll, sort áll
I always buy cinema tickets in advance so I don't have to queue up.
to switch on your computer so that it is ready to use
Oh, dear! I'm having trouble starting up my computer.
- start up - beindít, begyújt
- shut down - lezár, bezár
to walk around somewhere slowly and unwillingly because you are tired or uninterested
traipse round - körbe karikába kóvályog, bolyong
I hated having to traipse around the shops with my mother.
a victory in all parts of a game or competition, where you win every possible prize
clean sweep - mindent elnyer, besöpör
The 200m race was a clean sweep for the Swedes.
a situation which is very risky or uncertain
dodgy business - ?
Betting on the result of a sporting event is a very dodgy business.
at some point in the future
down the line - ?
A few years down the line, you'll see I was right.
a round-shaped spacecraft, supposedly carrying creatures from space
flying saucer - repülő csészealj
Many people are now claiming to have seen flying saucers over the dessert.
to escape from your daily problems and have a peaceful and relaxing holiday
get away from it all - megszökik minden elől
Why don't you get away from it all with a holiday in Crete?
to reject a plan, suggestion etc.
give sg the thumbs down - elutasít
The project was given the thumbs down.
not to be able to get any sleep at all
not get a wink of sleep - ?
It was so noisy in my room, I didn't get a wink of sleep.
to say that you expect sg to happen in the future
it's my bet (that) - lefogadom, hogy...
It's my bet that Alex will be late for the meeting again. He's just impossible!
likely to happen in the near future
on the horizon - ... a láthatáron
So what's new with you? Are there any big changes on the horizon?
to sit down and relax, especially with your feet supported by sg
put your feet up - lazít, elengedi magát
You've worked really hard. Why don't you go home and put your feet up?
physically large and strong, in an attractive way
well-built - jó felépítésű, jó alakú
I think David should model the new sports collection. He's an extremely well-built young man.
to have more money than many other people, or enough money to have a good standard of living
well-off - jómódú, vagyonos
This is the part of town where the well-off people tend to live.
to have a lot of books and know about a lot of different subjects
well-read - olvasott, irodalomban jártas
Katie is a very well-read young lady.
completely and totally
well and truly - ?
We were well and truly lost.
to behave in a way that causes problems for yourself
(to be) your own worst enemy - te vagy magad legádázabb ellensége
Lee could do so much better at school, but I'm afraid he's his own worst enemy.
to give or get a clear understanding of sg, especially sg unfamiliar or complicated
give/get an insight into - betekintést nyer vmibe
Her new book gives you a real insight into the life and culture of the South American people.
to stay in bed longer than usual in the morning
have a lie-in - hétalvó
Sunday's the day when I like to have a lie-in.
a delay, where traffic stops or can only move very slowly
hold-up - forgalmi akadály
We should get there by 8, as long as there are no hold-ups.
the line of travel that an aircraft follows as it flies over a landing place while it waits for permission to land
holding pattern - ?
We'll be stuck in a holding pattern for a few more minutes.
to be very tired and disorientated because you have been flying for a long time through different time zones
(be) jet lagged - időeltolódás
John is bound to be jet-lagged when he arrives from Australia.
used to say you should admit that a difficult situation exists, even though you would prefer to ignore it
let's face it - nézzünk szembe a tényekkel
Let's face it. We are lost.
close by and ready when needed
on hand - kéznél van
There is always a nurse on hand if you need help.
a long way from places where people normally go
out of the way - félreeső
We're going to stay in an out of the way little village.
a large quantity of sg.
quite a bit (+of) - nagyon
Unfortunately, I've got a bit of work to do this weekend.
to live for a short time in conditions that are very uncomfortable
rough in - vázlatot készít, körvonalaz
I don't mind roughing it tonight if we can stay somewhere a bit more comfortable tomorrow.
unharmed, especially after being in danger
safe and sound - épen és egészségesen
The drama was over quite quickly and the hostages were returned safe and sound.
included in normal military equipment. Also a piece of equipment that is normal, and in no way special
standard issue - alapvető kérdés
It's just a standard issue computer.
a situation or problem which does not exist any more
thing of the past - valami a múltté, nincs többé
Scientists say that smallpox will soon be a thing of the past.
thought about carefully, considering all the possible problems
(well/badly etc.) thought out - átgondolt
It was a badly thought out scheme which should never have been considered in the first place.
the best of a particular set of products that you can buy
top of the rage - csúcsminőség
A top of the range mountain bike.
What would you like to do?
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