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Re: Some Phrases plz

Posted by ESC on May 03, 2003

In Reply to: Some Phrases plz posted by kathaab afandi on May 03, 2003

: hello,
: I need the meaning for the following phrases..Thank you.

1)carved out special time for themselves -- scheduled a time devoted to their interests or to be together as a couple.
2)many of them wound up divorcing - in the end they divorced.
3)went off to college - left home to attend college.
4)creep in and take over - entered quietly and took control.
5)struck me again how smart she is - became aware again
6)let something get lost in the rush of life - daily activities prevent attention to something.
7)set off chemical reaction - one event triggers a series of events.
8)the fall-off in new drugs discoveries - fewer new drugs are being discovered.
9)the roof fell in - something major or big happened.
10)to draw out infection - draw pus to the surface of a wound.
11)hip carved away -- ?
12)hustled him off - took someone by the arm or led him away fast.
13)stand up guy - a good guy/ someone who defends his moral principles and or his friends.
14)slipping out of your pocket - losing.
15)signing into the emergency room - going to the ER for treatment.
16)stepped up behind her - walked up behind her.
17)dashed off for an appointment - left in a hurry to meet someone.
18)wink at moral values - not following moral values.
19)get bogged down in efforts to do things - slowed down
20)honey trap -- ??
21)bowled over by someone - overwhelmed.
22)start on somebody - "start in" on somebody means fussing at them, scolding.
23)scoop out - dip out
24)gets his own way - causes his own problems
25)lose your cool - lose (one "o") your temper, get angry or upset.
26)grows out of it - changes as he or she matures.
27)rule the roost - is the boss.
28)crack under pressure -- upset due to stress.
29)chalk it up to experience - go through a bad experience but learn from it.
30)unpleasant fall out - bad things stemming from an event.
31)what you have been up to - tell me what you've done recently.
32)the scale has fallen from one's eyes - being able to see or understand something you couldn't before.
33)test the water - Timidly or partial do something to see what happens.
34)throws fits - Becomes upset or angry in a loud manner.
35)flanking out -- ??
36)took pity on someone - felt sorry for a person's situation and helped him or her
37)emotional refuge in bed -- ? took comfort in sleep or sex in bed.
38)flaunt the fact that they were an item - let everyone know they were dating.
39)handed down it verdict - handed down A verdict. A judge or somebody else makes a decision.
40)cooling off at a picnic - enjoying a less stressful time at an outdoor meal.
41)the car was violently rear ended - another vehicle rams into the back of a car.
42)talk his way out of troubles - explain.
43)a trek into the unknown - doing something you've never done before.
44)at our peril - putting yourself at risk or doing something that increases the chances of something bad happening.
45)was on the run - running away from something.
46)helicopter swooped down over them - the helicopter flew low.
47)shop up -- ??
48)get wind of his ... - heard about.
49)followed up - took action after an event.
50)out scouting for her next victim - looking for someone to hurt or us/ take advantage of.