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As there are no more questions, I think we can end the meeting

→ there …..

being no more questions, I think we can end the meeting

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2

I would like, moreover, to choose my own clothes

→ what’s …

more, I would like to choose my own clothes

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3

Something must be done quickly to solve the problem of homelessness

→ Urgent….

action must be taken to solve the problem of homelessness

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4

This is the procedure (FOLLOWS)

→ …

The procedure is as follows

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5

Make yourself at home (CEREMONY)

→ Don’t …

stand on ceremony

  • not stand on ceremony with sb: make yourself at home, cứ tự nhiên thoải mái nhé

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6

He is a generous person (NAME)

→ …

Generosity is his middle name

  • Be one’s middle name: (cách nói hài hước) điều gì là tính cách tiêu biểu của ai

    Vd Determination is my middle name

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7

I think his theory is logical and clear (STANDS)

→ I think …

his theory stands to reason

  • Stand to reason: hợp lý, có logic (+that)

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8

In the area, Thailand is much better than all other countries in football (SHOULDERS)

→ In the area,..

Thailand is head and shoulders above all other countries in football

  • Be head and shoulders above: vượt trội hơn hẳn

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9

Whatever you are, try to live a life of virtue

→ No matter…

what your are, try to live a life of virtue

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10

The councilor answered every question frankly (FRANK)

→ …

the councilor gave frank answers to every question

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11

I heard her use those words many times

→ Many’s …

the time I heard her use those words

  • Many’s the time that rất nhiều lần

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12

They were very keen to hear the president’s speech (EARS)

→ They…

were all ears to the president’s speech

  • Be all ears to tập trung, chú ý lắng nghe

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You can walk to the station easily from the hotel (DISTANCE)

→ The station …. the hotel

is within easy walking distance of

  • within walking distance of : gần đâu đó (có thể đi bộ dc)

    Vd The car broke down outside the city but thankfully we were within walking distance of the bus stop

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14

a carbon copy of

bản sao, giống y hệt ai cgi

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15

The film went bankrupt after failing to win the contract (LIQUIDATION)

→…

The firm went into liquidation after failing to win the contract

  • go into liquidation phá sản

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16

The terrible scream frightened me (BLOOD)

→…

The terrible scream made my blood run cold

  • Make one’s blood run cold : Khiến ai sợ chết khiếp

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17

We would always take great care when flying at night (WITS)

→ We always used…

to have/keep our wits about us when flying at night

  • have/ keep your wits about you : giữ bình tĩnh, cảnh giác cẩn thận

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I will only be satisfied if the manager apologizes fully

→ Nothing short …

of a full apology from the manager will satisfy me

  • Be nothing short of : ko gì bằng, ko gì hơn là

    Vd The party was nothing short of a disaster

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She was concentrating so hard on her work that she didn’t notice when I came in (WRAPPED)

→She was so ….

wrapped up in her work that she didn’t notice when i came in

  • Be wrapped up in quá bận tâm, mải mê với chuyện gì

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20

The price of the house has been reduced as much as possible because the owner needs some money (BONE)

→ The house has been …

cut/ pared to the bone….

  • Cut/ pare to the bone: giảm đến mức tối thiểu

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21

The permit expires at the end of the month

→ The permit is not …

valid after the end of the month

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22

The first sign of the disease is blurred vision (ONSET)

→ The ..

onset of the disease is signalled by blurred vision

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23

take offence/ offense at sth

take exception to sth

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The new teacher was so nervous that the class reacted mischievously (REACTION)

→ The new teacher’s …

nervousness drew mischievous reaction from the class

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25

Mr Foster asked me to write this letter to you

→ It is at..

Mr Foster’s request that I’m writing this letter to you

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26

Jane persuaded the others to agree with her point of view

→ Jane brought …

the others round to her point of view

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The inhabitants were far worse-off twenty years ago than they are now

→ The inhabitants are nowhere …

near as badly off as they were twenty years ago

  • nowhere near as …as.. còn lâu, ko bằng

  • badly off (adj) worse-off, sống thiếu thốn

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They designed the stadium to make hooliganism impossible (SUCH)

The stadium …

was designed in such a way as to stamp/ rule/ iron out hooliganism

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My friend took no notice of my advice (DEAF)

my friend turned a deaf ear to my advice

  • turn a deaf ear to sth: làm ngơ, ko qtam chuyện gì

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He didn’t think much of the musical show yesterday (OPINION)

→ He …. the musical show yesterday

had a low opinion of

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He was finally able to adjust himself to the new working condition (SWING)

→ He finally …

got into the swing of the new working condition

  • Get into the swing of things/ it/ sth có tiến triển, dần quen với cgi

    vd I hadn’t worked in an office for several years so it took me a while to get back into the swing of it

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Some airlines cheat people by charging them too much for tickets (RIP)

Some airlines rip people off by charging them too much for tickets

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They believe that the hotel was quite near the beach (THROW)

→ The hotel’s ….

believed to have been just a stone’s throw away from the beach

  • a stone’s throw away from sth khoảng cách rất gần, ngắn

    Vd the animal is sitting just a stone’s throw away from us

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