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Study Point #12.07.2010

Posted by burdujan pe 12/07/2010

Slang:
sitting duck
= an easy target
= pradă uşoară
= vânat uşor

Proverb:
Grass doesn´t grow on a racetrack.
= pe cararea bătută nu crește iarba.

Quote:
This one step – choosing a goal and staying to it – changes everything.
Acest pas – alegerea unui țel și hotărârea de a nu-l schimba – schimbă totul.
~ Scott Reed

Idiom:
to lay one’s cards on the table –
E.g. ‘If we are to make a deal we both have to lay our cards on the table.’
• to be honest about opinions and plans.
• a da cărţile pe faţă

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Study Point

Posted by burdujan pe 26/04/2010

Slang:
icky
= unpleasant, disgusting, unappealing
= demodat, foarte neplăcut, învechit, nătâng, neghiob

Proverb:
Still waters run deep.
= people who are calm and tranquil on the outside, often have a strong personality.
= apa lină/liniștită sapă adânc, apele line/liniștite sunt adânci

Tongue Twister:
Admidst the mists and coldest frosts,
With stoutest wrists and loudest boasts,
He thrusts his fists against the posts,
And still insists he sees the ghosts.

Quote:
If people like you they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you.

– Zig Ziglar

Word of the Day:
royalty
= payment to the holder of a patent or copyright or resource for the right to use their property
= arendă

Idiom:
to lay one’s cards on the table = a(-şi) da cărţile pe faţă, a-şi declara deschis intenţiile
E.g. ‘If we are to make a deal we both have to lay our cards on the table.’

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