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  1. hubris
    • noun
    • 1. excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance. 
    • 2. (in Greek tragedy) excessive pride towards or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis.
  2. fiery

    [ˈfʌɪəri] [fahyuh r-ee]


  3. ballpark figure
    • 1. an estimate; a rough numerical approximation
    • I don't need an exact number. A ballpark figure will do.
    • I'd say forty, but that's a ballpark figure.

  4. behind the eight ball
    • informal
    • 1. at a disadvantage. in a bad situation. in a losing position.
    • He hasn't studied all term, and now he's behind the eight ball.
    • Don't let cash-flow crises put you behind the eight ball.

    • Alludes to the eight ball in pool, which in certain games cannot be touched without penalty.
  5. sweat bullets
    • to be extremely nervous and worried about something.
    • I was sweating bullets over this interview.
    • He was sweating bullets by the time the police had finished questioning him.
  6. big cheese
    • an important or powerful person in a group or organization
    • Apparently her father is a big cheese in one of the major banks.
    • Who's the big cheese around here?
  7. at home and abroad

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