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Idioms challenge 2! – Glossary


buck noun [count] motivated adjective
a dollar enthusiastic and determined to achieve success
highly motivated teachers
bush noun [count]
a plant that is smaller than a tree and has a lot of opposition noun [uncount]
thin branches growing close together strong disagreement with a plan or policy, especially
a holly/rose/currant bush when this is shown in active attempts to prevent
something
court noun [count] Public opposition to the military government is
an area marked with lines where some sports are growing.
played, such as tennis and squash
The hotel has two tennis courts. plot noun [count/uncount]
a series of related events that make up the main story
critic noun [count] in a book, film etc.
someone who does not like something and states
their opinion about it promotion noun [count/uncount]
Critics say the plan is short-sighted and a move to a higher level in a company, institution, or
dangerous. sport
We try to fill our executive positions by promotion
deal noun [singular] from within.
the way in which you are treated by other people
They are demanding a fair deal for nurses. rationally adverb
thinking or behaving in a rational way
dispute noun [count/uncount] She was too tired to think rationally.
a serious disagreement, especially one between
groups of people that lasts for a long time require verb
a dispute over pay if a rule, law, contract etc requires something, you
must do that thing
fence noun [count] Car insurance is required by law in most countries.
a flat upright structure made of wood or wire that
surrounds an area of land risk noun [count/uncount]
the possibility that something unpleasant or
fire verb dangerous might happen
to make someone leave their job, sometimes as a A good pilot never takes a risk.
punishment
She was fired for refusing to comply with safety salary noun [count]
regulations. a fixed amount of money that you earn each month or
year from your job
flu noun [uncount] an annual salary of £25,000
a very common infectious disease that lasts a short
time and makes you feel hot or cold, weak, and scratch noun [count]
tired a thin mark on a surface
He’s in bed with flu. There were some nasty scratches on the paintwork.

foolish adjective solve verb


lacking good sense and judgment to find the reason or explanation for something
a foolish mistake He hopes to solve the mystery of the plane’s
disappearance.
get on phrasal verb
to have a very friendly relationship with someone stuff verb
My parents and I don’t get on. to push something soft into a space or container
Alice quickly stuffed her clothes into a suitcase and
harm verb left.
to injure, damage, or have a bad effect on someone
or something trivial adjective
He was not the type to deliberately harm his child. not very important, serious, or valuable
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