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I'm afraid your story just doesn't add up.
consider when making a plan
You haven't allowed for the cost of all the materials.
confirm the truth
The police investigations didn't bear out the victim's claim.
lose control of one's emotions
A friend of the dead man broke down and wept when he told how he found the body.
stop doing sth
She broke off their conversation to answer her mobile phone.
come to an end
The meeting broke up in confusion.
when a war of disease begins
Fighting has broken out on the southern border of the country.
cause to happen
The digital revolution has brought about profound changes in our society.
cause an illness to start
Tom claimed that the dusty room had brought on a severe attack of asthma.
cause a problem for (yourself)
I sympathize with your problem, but really, you brought it on yourself.
David is bringing out a new DVD next summer.
persuade someone to agree
I argued with her all day, but couldn't bring her round to my point of view.
I'd like to bring up another matter, if I may.
increase in size (negative)
Tension between the rival groups has built up over the past few weeks.
order into military service
A week after the war started, Jim was called up.
complete a plan
Please make sure you carry out these instructions.
Camera phones have really caught on lately.
Many positive changes have come about as a result of his efforts.
in the end be a matter of
come down to
In the end, this problem comes down to overpopulation.
receive blame, criticism etc
come in for
The Governmentąs proposals have come in for a great deal of criticism.
Sarah came into $20 million when her grandfather died.
take place successfully
Everyone is hoping that the new plan will come off.
appear, be published
Her new book comes out next month.
when a problem happens
I'm going to be home late. Something has come up.
be as goog as (one's expectations)
come up to
The restaurant didn't come up to our expectations.
think of an idea, plan etc
come up with
Sue has come up with a really good idea.
You can count on me for support at the meeting.
happen, appear unexpectedly informal
The same names kept cropping up during the investigation.
do away with
The school decided to do away with uniform, and let pupils wear whatever they liked.
I can't do without a cup of coffee when I get up. It's essential.
prepare a plan or document
The lawyers are drawing up the contract.
come to a stop
The police cars drew up outside the door.
Do drop in if you're in the area.
Several people at the back of the hall had dropped off and were snoring.
finish in a certain way or place
We missed the bus and had to walk, and ended up getting home at 4:00 am.
use after all else has failed
fall back on
His father persuaded him to finish college so he would have something to fall back on.
fall in love with
fall for (someone)
Kate has fallen for George's brother.
be deceived by
- fall for
- Harry fell for the oldest trick in the world.
fall out (with)
Paul and Jim have fallen out again.
when a plan ar arrangement fails
We thought we had agreed to buy the house, but the deal fell through.
be included in a plan
fit in with
I'm afraid your suggestion doesn't fit in with my plans.
make others inderstand
Chris has some great ideas, but can't always get them across.
What exactly are you getting at? I don't inderstand.
start to deal seriously with
get down to
It's time you got down to some serious work.
Terry was charged with murder, but her lawyers managed to get her off.
approach a time, age or number
get on for
It's getting on for six, so it's time we were going.
How are you getting on in your new job?
finish something unpleasant
get over with
I always try to get my homework over with as quickly as posible.
find time to do
get round/around to
I'll try and get round to writing some letters later.
do something you shouldn't do
get up to
What are the children getting up to in the garden?