8. Module - NCE
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to approach the place where sb is
come over - átjön, átáll
Would you like to come over and have a drink?
to put sg over the top of sg else in order to hide or protect it
cover up - befed, elrejt
It's advisable to use a bandage to cover up the wound.
to wear clothes that are more unusual or formal than the ones you usually wear, often for a special occasion
dress up - kiöltözik
It isn't a formal party - there's no need to dress up.
to wish sb success, good health etc. before having an alcoholic drink
drink to - vkinek az egészségére iszik
Let's drink to your success in your new job.
to survive a difficult experience of period of time
get through - át, keresztülvergődik
Getting through the next few month after the divorce wasn't easy.
to give sg to another person because you do not want or need it any more
give away - odaad, elajándékoz
I gave my old laptop to my niece.
to stop working or having a career, especially sg you have been doing for some time
give up (a career, job, profession etc.) - felhagy valamivel
I gave up my job to go freelance.
to explode or make a sudden noise
go off - elsül
My alarm went off at 6.30 as usual.
to wait or stay somewhere with no real purpose
hang around - kószál, cselleng
We hung around the hotel for a while but we never saw her.
to admire and respect sb
look up to - tiszetelettel tekint vkire
I've always looked up to my uncle for his honesty and hard-work.
to tell sb sg that they did not know before or had not thought about
point out - kifejt, leszegez
Our guide pointed out the dangers of walking alone at night.
to make sb dislike sg, or make them not want to do sg
put off - elkedvetlenít, félrevezet
Don't let the title put you off - it's a really interesting book.
to connect sb to another person by telephone
put through - kapcsol
One moment, please, I'll just put you through.
to express strong emotions about ag, especially when you are complaining very angrily
sound off (about) - nyíltan beszél, szabadon hangoztatja a véleményét
Sean was sounding off about the government again.
to be very easy to see or notice by looking or sounding very different from other things or people
stand out against - ?
I think black letters will stand out better against the yellow background.
to be on the TV and in the newspaper a lot because you are famous
be in the public eye - nyilvánosság előtt
The Prime Minister is tying to remain in the public eye as much as possible.
a joke or funny story that deals with the unpleasant parts of life
black humour - fekete humor
His black humour is not to everyone's taste.
an extremely attractive woman with light-coloured hair
blonde bombshell - szőke bombázó
Marilyn Monroe was a typical blonde bombshell of the 1950s.
things which is unusual or attractive in a way that makes you notice it
eye-catching design/outfit etc. - szembetűnő elgondolás
She was wearing an eye-catching dress made off latex.
to annoy sb, especially by doing sg repeatedly
get on sb's nerves - az idegeire megy
She's always complaining: it really gets on my nerves.
to look at sb in a way that shows you disapprove of or dislike them
give sb a dirty look - szúrós tekintet
Why are you giving me such a dirty look?
to talk to sb in private about sg they are doing wrong
have a quiet word (with sb about sg) - fű alatt
I think we should have a quiet word about your lateness.
Two things have been said which seem to contradict each other
in the same breath - egyszuszra, egy lélegzetre
You can't say that you want to save money, and in the same breadth say you want to stay in a 5-star hotel.
spoken used to say that it is lucky that sg happened
it's a good job - szerencsére, szerencse hogy
It's a good job I brought my umbrella. It hasn't stopped raining all day.
to live your life in a very full and intense way, where you are prepared to do anything
live life to the full - teljes életet él
He's nearly 70, he still lives life to the full.
used to say that you should always think about the potential dangers before doing sg
- look before you leap!
- ne ugorj a vaksötétbe
- gondold át először
nine times out of ten - rend szerint, az esetek többségében
Nine times out of ten, it's the football supporters who are to blame for the violence.
sg that you strongly dislike because it particularly annoys you
pet hate - haragosan utál
TV game show are one of my pet hates.
to cause surprise among people, particularly if they disagree with or disapprove of sg
(cause) raised eyebrows - összeráncolt szemöldök
Sharon's bright green hair has caused raised eyebrows among her friends.
to appreciate that a difficult situation also has some amusing aspects
see the funny side of sg - lásd meg a napos oldalát
She saw the funny side of the situation.
sg that people only begin to like after they have tried ti a few times
- acquired taste - szokni kell
- I think beer is an acquired taste.
to tell sb in authority about a problem they were unaware of
bring sg to sb's attention - ?
The matter was brought to the council's attention.
to make people uncertain about whether sg is right or true
call into question - tetemrehívás
I feel that my place in the team is being called into question.
sg that you decide in order to develop your career.
career move - előlépési kísérlet
Applying for the job at head office would be a very good career move.
a person who has become extremely popular among a particular group of people
cult hero - sztár, celeb
James Dean acquired the status of a cult hero.
a film etc. whose main purpose is to make you feel happy and cheerful
feelgood film/programme/song - vígjáték
ET is a feelgood film.
unacceptable, especially because they upset or offend people
in bad taste - ízléstelen
I thought your joke about being overwieght was in very bad taste.
to make your first public appearance as a public entertainer or sports player
make your debut - bemutatkozik
Nicole Kidman made her film debut in 1985.
to be unsure of how you feel about sg, because you have both a positive and a negative response to it
(have) mixed feelings (about) - vegyes érzelmek
I had mixed feelings about Tom leaving home.
not suitable or appropriate
I felt that your remarks were out of keeping with the seriousness of the occasion.
- out of keeping with - összhangban van vmivel
- in keeping with
to show the difference in quality between one thing or person and the rest
set apart (from) - tartalékol, elkülönít
What sets the film apart is the superb cinematography and locations.
a very short part of a speech or statement, especially one made by a politician, that is broadcast on radio or television.
sound bite - reklámklip
There were some memorable sound bites.
sound produced artificially for a film, television or radio broadcast, film etc.
sound effects - hanghatások
I loved the sound effects.
a person who expresses the ideas or opinions of a particular age group
spokesman for a generation - egy nemzedék szóvivője
For many, John Lennon was the spokesman of his generation.
a famous person who expresses the ideas or opinions of a particular age group
style icon - stílus szimbólum
Madonna is a style icon.
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