Phrasal Set 4

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Phrasal Set 4
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  1. pai1 pai1

    e.g. It would not be sufficient for merely ~.
    Patting somebody on the shoulder.

    It would not be sufficient for merely patting them on their shoulder.
  2. Make a lot of money very easily, because someone else has been stupid.


    e.g. If we don't take this opportunity, you can be sure our competitors will and they'll be ~.
    be laughing all the way to the bank.


    If we don't take this opportunity, you can be sure our competitors will and they'll be laughing all their way to the bank.
  3. To move to a position.

    e.g. The taxi ~ to the Empire Building.
    pull up.

    The taxi pulled up to the Empire Building.
  4. A break or gap where something is missing.


    e.g. Igor's trio ~ during the period of his stay in Hong Kong.
    to go on hiatus

    Igor's trio went on hiatus during the period of his stay in Hong Kong.
  5. Not clear at all.


    e.g. After his vague instruction, everything is ~.
    e.g. I've fed up with his traffic direction, it is ~.
    clear as mud.

    After his vague instruction, everything is clear as mud.

    I've fed up with his traffic direction, it is clear as mud.
  6. To deliver information, to give out troubles, scoldings.

    e.g. The critics is ~ a review this week.
    Dish out.

    The critics is dishing out a review this week.
  7. Means "very"
    A very difficult activity or bad thing.

    e.g. He sacrificed his holidays to drive us around the city,he's a ~

    e.g. We have a ~ fitting the news into a -minute programme.
    A heck of somebody / something

    He sacrificed his holidays to drive us around the city, he's a heck of a nice guy!

    We have a heck of a time fitting the news into a -minute program.
  8. First of all

    e.g. He ordered the goods ~, and realized the dealer is a fraud.

    e.g. ~, we shall not forget to hand in the documents to the officer.
    First off.

    He ordered the goods first off, and realized the dealer is a fraud.

    First off, we shall not forget to hand in the documents to the officer.
  9. Joking and kidding.


    e.g. Stop speaking ~, keep in mind that we need serious suggestions.
    Tongue in cheek.

    Stop speaking tongue in cheek, keep in mind that we need serious suggestions.
  10. Let somebody do it or you give them responsibility for it.


    e.g. For those who are interested, we ~ you to pay a visit to figure out what lies beneath the curtain.
    Leave up to


    For those who are interested, we leave it up to you to figure out what lies beneath the curtain.
  11. Adjacent to
    Almost, practically

    e.g. I parked my car ~ John's.

    e.g. This mission is ~ impossible.
    Next to.

    I parked my car next to John's.

    The mission is next to impossible.
  12. To make a try at something


    e.g. Your new violin looks good, why don't we ~?
    Give something a go.

    Your new violin looks good, why don't we give it a go?
  13. To cause a process or a job to reach a point at which it must stop.

    e.g. The protest has brought the city's economic activities ~.

    e.g. The rain brings the traffic ~.
    Bring something to a standstill.

    The protest has brought the city's economic activities to a standstill.

    The rain brings the traffic to a standstill.
  14. To be involved in making decision about something.

    e.g. When he became the member of the jury, he finally ~  the decision of who's getting to the final round.
    Have a / some ..etc say in something.


    When he became the member of the jury, he finally had some say in the decision of who's getting to the final round.
  15. A large amount of something.


    e.g. Keeping the house really meant ~ to me.
    • A great deal of something
    • A good deal of something


    Keeping the house really meant a great deal to me.

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