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someone who prefers cats to dogs
(개보다) 고양이를 더 좋아하는 사람
I'm not a cat person.
tear something into small pieces
~을 갈기갈기 찢다
rip something to shreds
He ripped the paper to shreds in anger.
having no possible compromise
at an impasse
we are at an impasses over which route to take.
to cancel a plan
The game was called of because of the rain.
to change one's opinion or decision because of pressure from someone else
Never back down from your dream just because others think you can't do it.
being worked on
in the works
My visa process is in the works.
the same thing every day
My life seems so monotonous.
as a matter of fact
As a matter of fact, I'm afraid of what is going to happen in my life.
relieve oneself of stress
I usually wind down my day by listening to classical music.
a healthy alternative to something
Working out is the only antidote to feeling depressed.
an obvious thing that ppl are reluctant to acknowledge
(무시할 수 없는) 골치아픈 문제
elephant in the room
You know we have an elephant in the room.
to figure sth out based on the info given
do the math
Do the math, would you?!
one's current circumstances
현재상황, 가지고 있는 패
the cards one is dealt
I really don't like the cards I am dealt.
refusing to accept or acknowledge a fact
현실을 받아들이지 못하는
You are living in denial.
further in the future
down the road
Down the road, we plan to move into a bigger house with a pool.
a purchase made based on emotion
I got this skirt as an impulse buy.
to avoid the point of the conversation
beat around the bush
Stop beating around the bush.
The price was steep.
an ending phrase for a negotiation or business arrangement
Does that work for you?
I'll give you 50% off. Does this work for you?
to relieve someone of sth as a favor to them
~만 가져가다, 사다
take sth off someone's hands
Can you take some off my hands?
to find it hard to accept sth despite its presence
not believe one's eyes
I couldn't believe my eyes.
the spread of info from person to person
전해 들은 말, 입소문
word of mouth
I got the teacher through word of mouth.
to have a solution to a simple problem
do the trick
These pills will do the trick.
to take unnecessary chances; ask for too much
운만 믿고 덤비다, 과욕을 부려 일을 망치다
push one's luck
Don't push your luck.
an acknowledgement that someone has made a valid argument for sth
Your point taken.
not familiar with sth; out of sync
~에 익숙하지 않은, 뒤쳐진
out of touch
I'm so out of touch with recent music.
unquestionably, without peer
This is, by far, the most beautiful painting I've ever seen.
to describe sth in such detail that the person listening can see it in their mind
paint a picture
Can you paint a picture for me? I can't understand.
to try sth different; not make a judgment about sth too quickly
~을 시도해 보다
give sth/someone a chance
I'm not going to give you a chance.
to continue doing/using sth that one has been habitually using/doing
~을 계속하다, 지키다
Please, stick to your diet.
to sacrifice sth
~을 희생하다, 포기하다
Don't give up.
without feeling, heartless
You're so cold.
a subtle acknowledgement of being wrong
네가 그렇게 말한다면
when you put it that way
When you put it that way, I should apologies to him.
an experience of feeling guilty about sth, especially when such guilt is excessive and unfounded
죄책감, 특히 과하거나 근거가 없는 죄에 대해 느끼는 죄책감
Don't give me a guilt trip about this, that's not nice.
to avoid doing sth or to do it slowly
drag one's feet
Stop dragging your feet. Get on it right now.
to approach someone directly
walk up to
He walked up to me and said, he has seen me before somewhere.
appearingly as if by magic
out of nowhere
She started to cry out of nowhere.
I made it!
to quickly piece sth together
빠르게 끼워 맞추다, 뚝딱 만들다
I hacked together a project.
They are the big names in this business.
an office worker who deals with paperwork or accounting
I'm just a paper pusher.
a set course of action
This is our game plan.
to be part of sth
the result after sth has ended
She immigrated to Australia after all.
a decision based on sth uncertain instead of actual facts
맹신, 근거없는 결정
leap of faith
Marrying him after one date is a real leap of faith.
a way to precede a statement of fact with a personal disclaimer
내 기억이 맞는다면…
If memory serves me (well)…
If memory serve me well, he was the smartest kid in my class.
old fashioned; charming simple and plain
오래된, 소박하지만 멋진
I love rustic villages in Europe.
to say yes or agree with someone emphatically
네 말이 맞아!
Don't you know it!
Don't you know it! I've read it at least 10 times.
Stop walking around the house in your birthday suit.
to take a ride in a car or on a bike/motorcycle
한 바퀴 돌다
go for a spin
would you like to go for a spin?
to make a place messy or disorderly while in the act of searching for sth
~을 엉망으로 만들다
turn a place upside down
I turn my room upside down to find the car key.
doing sth with youthful glee
사탕가게에 있는 아이 같은
like a kid in a candy store
When I am at a bookstore, I become like a kid at a candy store.
a bad habit that feels good
죄책감이 느껴지는 즐거움, 일탈
Chocolate is my guilty pleasure.
to get sth through luck or good fortune
~을 운좋게 차지하다 / 피하다
walk away with/without
Despite the bad car wreck, he walked away without a scratch.
for a song
I bought this bag for a song.
That was the most epic party ever!
although it is unlikely
on the off chance
On the off chance you see him, please let me know.
to go somewhere
make one's way
I made my way home.
His story was far-fetched.
should there be no other choice…
if worst comes to worst…
If worst comes to worst, we've got to go with the plan B.
a list of ppl who were not the first selected for or the first to sign up for sth
Please, give your name for the wait list.
the next thing
I can't imagine what's coming.
to fail in a big way
I totally tanked my interview.
rude and aggressive
The clerk at the store was obnoxious.
an opening phrase used to make an offer
네말을 들어봐, 이렇게 하자
(I'll) tell you what
I'll tell you what, if you can come to my house by 7, I'll drive you to the airport.
to make someone be prepared for the unexpected
~을 긴장하게 하다
keep one on one's toes
My boss always keep me on my toes.
the whole ball of wax
I learned the whole ball of wax in the university.
to take precautions
to be on the safe side
To be on the safe side, let's leave 30 minutes early.
to do sth
Get on it right now.
a weak point
My Achilles heel is that I enjoy eating too much.
a hectic pace
hustle and bustle
I don't enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city.
the strongest predator in an ecosystem
먹이 사슬의 가장 위
the top of the food chain
Humans are the top of the food chain.
to attract more attention during an even than the main attraction
steal the show
The supporting actor totally stole the show in the movie.
to kill or injure sth/someone
~을 죽이다, 부상당하게 하다
The mafia boss was taken out by his enemy.
a shocking event that makes ppl take notice
(정신이드는) 충격적인 사건, 계기
Seweulho incident was a wake-up call for everybody.
to accept the consequences of sth
deal with it
I know it is difficult but you've got to deal with it.
strapped for cash
I'm always strapped for cash.
to be in no position morally to speak about sth
be guilty of what one is speaking about
이야기할 자격이 없다
have no room to talk
You have no room to talk.
to have the necessary qualities to become sth
~에 대한 자질이 있다
have the makings of
You know, you have the makings of a great accountant.
thrilled to bits
I'm thrilled to bits.
to be terrified
one's blood run cold
My blood ran cold when I heard the screeching sound.
to finally understand or comprehend sth
It's going to sink in that you and him broke up.
few and far between
The opportunity was few and far between.
to regret a decision that turned out badly
I kick myself for eating too much tonight.
to make a phone call
get on the horn
You get on the horn, I look around.
uncool, nerdy; not fashionable
My dorky classmate is a millionaire now.
to be reprimanded
질책당하다 / 질책하다
get chewed out/ chew out
I got chewed out in front of the entire office.
as opposed to
As opposed to going shopping, let's go to the bookstore.
to work extremely hard
뼈 빠지게 일하다
bust one's ass/butt
I busted my butt to finish the project.
a part of one's personality
If you get on my bad side, you'll see lots of things that you've never seen.
to make repeated attempts at sth until one is successful
trial and error
Trial and error is the best way to solve a problem.
We had two practice runs before the show.
an enthusiastic way to say that sth is working well
잘 되고 있어
now we're/ you're cooking
Now we are cooking!
to become an expert of sth
I need to master the subject.
prepared to begin
시작할 준비가 된
ready to roll
I'm ready to roll.
to hide from danger; to seek shelter
run for cover
Run for cover! It's an earthquake!
if need be
If need be, I'll lend you my money.
to take measures that go beyond what is necessary
go to extremes
I will go to extreme to immigrate to Australia.
amazed by sth
in awe of
I'm forever in awe of Mozart.
to be very familiar with a topic
~을 속속들이 알다
know sth backwards and forwards
The hikers know the mountains backwards and forwards.
to try sth, but not in a fully committed way
미리 상황을 파악하다, 사정을 살피다
test the waters
The company was testing the waters with different types of advertising.
to act depressed and glum around other ppl
Stop moping around the house and do something.
to launch a business
(간판을 내걸고) 사업을 시작하다
hang out one's shingle
My sister finally hung out her shingle.
to be rewarded for one's pest efforts
reap the harvest
My sister finally reaped the harvest.
to make a minor adjustment to sth
I tweaked my resume.