Phrasal - Set 2

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  1. To make something happen.
    Shi2 xian4

    e.g. He visited John's company to figure out how they managed to ~ this system ~.
    Pull (something) off

    He visited John's company to figure out how they managed to pull this system off
  2. Be rude or disrespectful to someone.
    bai3 lian3 se4


    e.g. You should be thinking about how the problem could be solved,  rather than ~.
    Give (somebody) attitude.

    e.g. You should be thinking about how the problem could be solved, rather than giving him attitude.
  3. To believe something without reservation.

    e.g. She ~ the excuse John has given her about getting stuck in traffic.

    e.g. Don't expect me to ~ your words.
    Fall for something.

    She fell for the excuse John has given her about getting stuck in traffic.

    Don't expect me to fall for your words.
  4. Used before describing an event or a result that you are hoping for.
    ru2 guo2 yun4 qi4 hao3 de hua4

    e.g. ~, popping up the bonnet will reveal where the problem is.
    With any luck.

    With any luck, popping up the bonnet will reveal where the problem is.
  5. To make some place famous or popular.

    e.g. Nothing like a little scandal to ~ an otherwise sleepy town ~ .
    Put something on the map.

    Nothing like a little scandal to put an otherwise sleepy town on the map.
  6. Use your sphincter muscle to pinch a loaf of shit that is hanging halfway out your ass.

    yong4 duan3 shi2 jian1 wan2 cheng2 bian4 bian4
    Pinch a loaf
  7. To be a great achievement.


    e.g. Wow, playing violin in that way is ~ !
    Be no mean feat.

    Wow, playing violin in that way is no mean feat!
  8. Something that you say when you explain what the difficulty is during a particular situation


    e.g. You are not going to be hired if you are not good enough. ~, how do they get to know you are not good enough if they don't hire you?
    There's the rub.

    You are not going to be hired if you are not good enough. There's the rub, how do they get to know you are not good enough if they don't hire you?
  9. In a regular manner.


    e.g. He used to swim ~.
    On a regular basis

    He used to swim on a regular basis.
  10. To repel or repulse, as from bad manners.


    e.g. His indifferent attitude has ~ us ~.
    Putt off

    His indifferent attitude has put us off.
  11. To a certain extent, with reservations.


    e.g. His greed has ~, mad him indifferent from a cash-drawing robot.

    e.g. I like the new styles, ~
    In a way.

    His greed has in a way, made him indifferent from a cash-drawing robot.

    I like the new styles, in a way.
  12. At the same level as someone or something.


    e.g. His company makes phones with a performance ~ their rival, yet selling at a much affordable price.
    On par with.

    His company makes phones with a performance that on par with their rival, yet selling at a much affordable price.
  13. In one group or body, all together.

    e.g. As a consequence of the recently arouse dispute regarding jury members judging their own students, the jury has decided to resign ~.
    En masses

    As a consequence of the recently arouse dispute regarding jury members judging their own students, the jury has decided to resign en masses.
  14. To do something difficult that you have been thinking about doing for a long time.


    e.g. After months of serious thinking, he decided to ~, starting his own business.
    Take the plunge.

    After months of serious thinking, he decided to take the plunge, starting his own business.

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