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Study Point #18.07.2010

Posted by burdujan pe 18/07/2010

Slang:
wicked
= very good, excellent, cool
= foarte bun, excelent
Proverb:
A fool and his money are soon parted.
= a wise man has money because he´s careful.
= banii nu fac casă bună cu nebunii

Word of the Day:
mugging
• assault with intent to rob
• jaf

Idiom:
have a hold of something –
E.g. Since the release of their new product the company has a hold of the market.
• to have complete control of something or someone.
• a avea control asupra

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Study Point

Posted by burdujan pe 03/05/2010

Slang:
no-brainer
= anything that requires little thought
= simplu/uşor (nu solicită intelectul)

Proverb:
Don´t count your chickens until they´re hatched.
= wait for success to celebrate.
= nu presupune mereu că lucrurile vor decurge aşa cum au fost plănuite
= nu vinde pielea ursului din pădure
= nu vinde pielea vulpii înainte de a o prinde
= socoteala de-acasă nu se potriveşte cu cea din târg

Tongue Twister:
Coy knows pseudo noise codes.

Quote:
„The only way to have a friend is to be one.”
„Singurul fel de a avea prieteni este de a fi prieten.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Idiom:
have a hold of something –
• to have complete control of something or someone.
• a avea control complet asupra cuiva sau ceva.
E.g. Since the release of their new product the company has a hold of the market.

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