Jazz English 3e-Book 2 (E)
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embarrassingly stingy
Don't be so cheap!
couch potato
A couch potato is someone who spends most of their time watching television and does not exercise or have any interesting hobbies.
He’s going to be a couch potato!
early bird
someone who does something or goes somewhere very early, especially very early in the morning.
Don't be late again! Don't you know that the early bird gets the worm?
Someone who is extrovert is very active, lively, and friendly.
My mom has an extrovert personality.
a person who admires someone or something such as a band or television program
He is a big follower of football.
Foodies are people who enjoy cooking and eating different kinds of food.
Hey, I know you’re a foodie, so I was wondering if you could give me any recommendations for a good sushi restaurant.
giving or sharing things freely and willingly in order to help others
Mr. Shin is a very generous man.
If someone is grouchy, they are very bad-tempered and complain a lot.
Your grandmother has nothing to stop her from being bored, grouchy and lonely.
easily fooled or cheated
I told you he was gullible.
An introvert is a quiet, shy person who finds it difficult to talk to people.
Richard Lippa called a group of introverts to his lab and asked them to act like extroverts.
a person who likes to join groups
I'm a joiner, a maker of things.
caring about and wanting to help others
The kind lady told me how to find the store.
being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
The train started an hour late.
the person who is in charge of a group or task
Shere Khan asked why Akela was the leader when he was so old.
When someone in authority is lenient, they are not as strict or severe as expected.
He believes the government already is lenient with drug traffickers.
a person who avoids the company or assistance of others
He was a loner by nature and by inclination.
not being kind to anyone or anything
The old man who lives at the end of the block is so mean to the children.
being dirty or unclean
The room is so messy, you can't see the floor!
not wanting to talk about the achievements or abilities of oneself
The famous scientist was a modest person with a quiet personality.
being clean and organized
He wanted to make his room neat so he put away all the toys.
night owl
A night owl is someone who regularly stays up late at night, or who prefers to work at night.
I am a kind of night owl. I turn in late and get up late.
at ease in talking to others
Dana is outgoing and likes to be around other people.
If someone is perky, they are cheerful and lively.
I've always been upbeat, optimistic, perky.
showing respect and consideration for the needs or feelings of other people
The polite gentleman kindly offered to let the pregnant woman have his seat on the subway train.
When someone is punctual, they do something or arrive at the right time.
He arrived punctually at ten o’clock the next morning.
socially incorrect in behavior
It's rude to speak when you're eating.
A shy person is nervous and uncomfortable in the company of other people.
She was a shy and retiring person off-stage.
doubting or challenging claims or statements, particularly those that many people consider to be true
He is skeptical of herbal remedies that claim to cure diseases.
someone or something that is not clean
She didn't like me because I'm a slob.
If you describe someone as stingy, you are criticizing them for being unwilling to spend money.
Don't be so stingy when the poor and the sick seek help.
expecting rules to be followed
The mother gave her son strict orders to be home by midnight.
If you say that someone is stuck-up, you mean that are very proud and unfriendly because they think they are very important.
I don't want to be stuck up there with him.
Some people refer to someone who works in a technological industry, especially computing, as a techie.
Jonnie, you're a master of the techie stuff.
If you refer to someone as a technophobe, you mean that they do not like new technology, such as computers or mobile telephones, and are afraid to use it.
He's always clutching his mobile, which is weird--not so long ago he was a complete technophobe.
feeling worried or distressed about something that might happen in the future
She was anxious as she waited to see the doctor.
burned out
매우 지친, 몹시 피곤한
I am burned out from swimming.
chill out
to relax completely and not get upset or excited about anything
Sit down and chill out!
being irritated or bad tempered
My teacher is always cranky on a Monday morning.
sleep in a convenient place
I was so tired I crashed out on the sofa.
dead to the world
deeply asleep
Within two minutes of getting into bed, I was dead to the world.
very sad and without hope
It was winter and he was depressed.
to draw out
She suddenly felt totally drained.
fall behind
to fail to stay with other people or things, especially in a race or competition
She soon fell behind the leaders.
goof off
to waste time when you are supposed to be working
I goof off at work and don't focus on my job.
hang out
to spend a lot of time in a place or with a person or a group of people
The local kids hang out at the mall.
a person whose life and interests are centred on the home
This time period is aimed at the housewife or homebody.
kick back
to relax
kick back and enjoy the summer.
light sleeper
설 잠을 자는 사람
I'm a light sleeper. I awaken easily.
look forward to
to expect; to hope for eagerly
I am looking forward to the weekend.
a brief period of sleep or rest, usually during the day
I usually take a nap after I get home from work.
outdoors person
외향적인 사람
I'm really an outdoors person, I really like exploring.
party animal
I'm a party animal, I'm not going to stop going to parties.
party pooper
someone who spoils the pleasure of others
Don't invite Jason over. He's such a party pooper.
something that is done for the purpose of entertaining an audience
There were several performances that Anne enjoyed watching.
play possum
pretend to be asleep or not aware of something, in order to deceive somebody
I know you are playing possum, so just get up and go to school.
a disdainful grimace
She pouted when she did not get what he wanted.
quality time
If people spend quality time together, they spend a period of time relaxing or doing things that they both enjoy, and not worrying about work or other responsibilities.
I spent some quality time with my fiancee.
providing positive results or feelings
My time working overseas was a rewarding experience.
sick and tired
반복된 일에 질린
I'm sick and tired of you kids fighting all the time.
When an act is spontaneous, it is not planned. It happens suddenly.
My wife made a spontaneous decision to buy a new sofa while I was at work.
If you are stressed, you feel tense and anxious because of difficulties in your life.
I don't want you to be stressed out.
take it easy
relax and avoid working too hard or doing too much; not get angry, excited, etc
The doctor told me to take it easy for a few weeks.
tentative plans
임시적인 계획
I have made a tentative plan to take a trip to Seattle in July.
When you unwind, you relax after you have done something that makes you tense or tired.
A hot bath is a good way to unwind.
application program
The genius student founded a venture company and started his app service from last November.
a posting page on an internet web site
Blogs are popular among teenagers and young adults.
to damage an object by causing it to hit something
His bike crashed into a fence.
information or facts about something often used when examining or calculating something
After gathering all the data, write a report.
digital camera
a camera that stores pictures as electronic signals
They forgot to bring their digital camera from the park.
to transfer data or programs from a server or host computer to one's own computer or device
I downloaded some movies onto my computer last night.
an electronic message sent or received via computer
Do you know his email address?
flash drive
a pocket-sized portable computer hard drive and data storage device See also key drive, pen drive, thumb drive, USB drive
The key stored on the flash drive unlocks the computer.
People who are frugal or who live frugal lives do not eat much or spend much money on themselves.
Only a frugal man can save money.
a small device that helps to do something
The room is equipped with all the best gadgets.
GPS is an abbreviation for global positioning system.
It's here the gps stopped working, near the tunnel.
easily fooled or cheated
I told you he was gullible.
A computer hacker is someone who tries to break into computer systems, especially in order to get secret information.
This program was totally damaged by a hacker.
a small image or picture on a computer screen that represents a function or program
The pencil icon is on the screen.
impulse buyer
By definition, an impulse buyer is characterized by buying that is unplanned and spontaneous.
a set of keys that are pressed on a computer input information or data
You need to be familiar with the keyboard in order to type quickly.
a small, portable computer that can be folded in two and can be used on and placed on its user's lap
The laptop is smaller than the desktop computer.
one million pixels: a term used to describe the degree of resolution supplied by digital cameras, scanners, etc
Samsung has officially announced a brand new 12 megapixel camera phone.
to keep track of; to watch in order to notice changes
I monitor the news for information about my country.
a hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad; on the bottom of the device is a ball that rolls on the surface of the pad
Try clicking your mouse left button.
the execution of various diverse tasks simultaneously
It is a well-known fact that women have an innate talent at multitasking.
the act of finding and following the correct course or route while traveling in a ship, car or AIRPLANE
Modern boats have sophisticated navigation devices to help in sailing.
the practice of using fraudulent e-mails and copies of legitimate websites to extract financial data from computer users for purposes of identity theft
Another way to avoid identity theft is to beware of phishing.
RAM is the part of a computer in which information is stored while you are using it. RAM is an abbreviation for `Random Access Memory'.
My computer has 16 megabytes of ram.
to shut down and restart (a computer system) or (of a computer system) to shut down and restart
Just push the power button and reboot the computer.
remote control
handheld device used to operate electronic devices from a distance
I sat on the couch and went through the TV channels using the remote control.
a machine that copies, reads, or records information
The woman at the store used the scanner to check the price of the item.
screen saver
A screensaver is a picture which appears or is put on a computer screen when the computer is not used for a while.
All the pictures open on the Filmstrip will be converted to a screen saver.
search engine
a computer program that searches the World Wide Web
The search engine returned lots and lots of sites.
doubting or challenging claims or statements, particularly those that many people consider to be true
He is skeptical of herbal remedies that claim to cure diseases.
snail mail
Some computer users refer to the postal system as snail mail, because it is very slow in comparison with e-mail.
It costs $0.39 to send a letter or a card via snail mail.
unwanted email
She erased all her spam as her email storage was full.
to search or use the Internet
When I have spare time, I usually surf the Internet.
text message
a piece of written communication that someone can receive with a cell phone
I am sending a text message to my girlfriend.
applicable everywhere in the world
Music is a universal language.
video chat
a face-to-face conversation held over the Internet by means of webcams and dedicated software
Here are some senior citizens who found both in a job teaching English via video chat.
software that spreads from one computer to another,making bad things happen to them
People fear computer viruses because of how harmful they can be.
voice recognition
the control of a computer system by a voice or voices that the computer has been instructed to accept
In the past few years, voice recognition software has greatly improved.
A webcam is a video camera that takes pictures which can be viewed on a website. The pictures are often of something that is happening while you watch.
But they could watch them with a webcam.
one or more pages that are connected to the Internet
This is my first website therefore it is very simple.
black out
to become unconscious or lose your memory for a short time
The driver had probably blacked out at the wheel.
blind date
a social appointment set up by a third party between two people who have not met
I am meeting a friend of Cheryl's on a blind date on Saturday.
break up
to end a relationship, marriage, etc
I think it is time for me to break up with my girlfriend.
cheat on
to secretly have sex with somebody who is not your regular partner
I did not cheat on you.
Dear John letter
a letter from someone (esp to a man) breaking off a love affair
I received a Dear John letter from her.
fix up
find (something or someone) for
Would you please fix me up with your younger sister?
to act romantically toward someone in a playful way
She always likes to flirt with good-looking, wealthy men.
going steady
date regularly
We've been going steady for a few weeks now.
going steady
date regularly
We've been going steady for a few weeks now.
If someone wakes up with a hangover, they feel sick and have a headache because they have drunk a lot of alcohol the night before.
She woke up with a terrible hangover.
hit on
to talk to somebody in a way that shows you are sexually attracted to them
He was hitting on my girlfriend!
long-distance romance
멀리 떨어져서 사랑하는 사람들
The couple began a long-distance romance with Deirdre managing to fly to Britain once every two months.
love at first sight
falling in love with somebody the first time you meet them
They fell in love at first sight.
love triangle
A love triangle is a relationship in which three people are each in love with at least one other person in the relationship.
This drama[story] revolves around three people in a love triangle.
a person or partner in an emotional and sexual relationship
Mrs. Jennings embarrassed the sisters by talking about husbands and lovers.
Lust is a feeling of strong sexual desire for someone.
Their affair was driven by pure lust.
make up with
다시 잘 해보다
I'd like to make up with you, if you'll let me.
mama's boy
엄마에게 심하게 의존하는 남자
Joe is a mama's boy who won't leave home.
out of your league
An expression used when a girl is just too hot for you and you have absolutely no chance with her.
This is out of your league.
extremely fussy or choosy
Most children are picky when it comes to food.
platonic friend
우애적인 이성 친구
Normal platonic friends just like you and your same-gender best friend.
play Cupid
try to start a romantic relationship between two people
Martha was busy playing Cupid as usual, trying to get me to go out with her cousin Terry.
play hard to get
pretend not to be interested in somebody/something in order to increase somebody's interest in or desire for you
She's playing hard to get, but I'm sure she really wants to go out with me.
puppy love
another term for calf love
Conventional wisdom says puppy love doesn't last long.
secret admirer
누군가 나 모르게 좋아하는 사람
You probably have a secret admirer and you don't even know it.
soul mate
A soul mate is someone with whom you share a close friendship and deep personal understanding.
A soul mate is someone with whom you share a close friendship and deep personal understanding.
stand up
to deliberately fail to meet somebody you have arranged to meet, especially somebody you are having a romantic relationship with
I've been stood up!
to disturb or annoy by persistent irritating or provoking
My brother always teases me about the way I look.
the silent treatment
she gave me the silent treatment the whole evening.
someone who deceives a lover or spouse by carrying on a sexual relationship with somebody else
Can’t believe he was a two-timer this whole time.
unrequited love
Unrequited love and jealousy are common themes in love triangles.
whirlwind romance
아주 빠르게 진행된 사랑
After a whirlwind romance the couple announced their engagement in July.
액션 모험
This is an exciting novel full of action and adventure.
the loss of the ability to remember
After the accident, he suffered from amnesia and couldn't remember anything.
the creation of artificial moving images
They made an animation movie based on the cartoon character.
someone who proclaims a public message
What sport is the announcer talking about?
awards show
The Academy Awards is the American film industry's most important awards show.
A blooper is a silly mistake.
Funny bloopers often occur during live broadcasts.
boy meets girl
판에 박은 듯한 로맨스의
Not a boy meets girl kind of story, but a girl meets maiden aunt kind of story.
buddy film
A film where two people of the same sex are paired as the principle characters.
buddy films, including buddy cop films, usually have two protagonists.
a drawing that is supposed to be funny
My kids love cartoons on TV.
a person, usually an entertainer, who is known by many people; a famous person
Most celebrities do not live normal lives like the rest of us.
channel surfer
Someone whose interests are always changing or who never sees an endeavour through to the end; a capricious individual.
My husband is a late night channel surfer, he found this program & knew that I would like it.
character actor
A character actor is an actor who specializes in playing unusual or eccentric people.
Like it or not, Tom Cruise is a brilliant character actor.
the study of and reaction to substances
Gibson and Glover had great chemistry together.
children's education
children's education costs us a great deal.
Cinderella story
신데렐라 이야기
"It is not a Cinderella story. It shows what really happens in our daily lives," she said.
a type of entertainment that is meant to make people laugh
My favorite movies are comedies.
reach a certain age that marks a transition to maturity
Little Women is a sentimental, coming-of-age novel.
a radio or television advertisement
He spends a lot of time watching commercials on TV.
an event at which a band, musician or singer performs for an audience
There are so many concerts I want to go to, but I cannot afford all of them.
the act of preparing food for eating
She is good at cooking. She wants to be a chef.
costume drama
The movie is a costume drama based on a 19th-century novel.
a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
The word 'docudrama' is a combination of 'documentary' and 'drama.' It is a dramatized version of a real situation.
a program that records factual report
Did you see the documentary about the president's life on television last night?
a play that is full of emotion
We are going to watch a drama on Saturday night.
the process of learning at a school or university and the knowledge received from it
She is majoring in education at the teacher's college.
ensemble cast
앙상블 캐스트
The movie has an excellent ensemble cast, which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Jack Nicholson.
If you describe a story or idea as far-fetched, you are criticizing it because you think it is unlikely to be true or practical.
The whole story sounds very far-fetched.
femme fatale
If a woman has a reputation as a femme fatale, she is considered to be very attractive sexually, and likely to cause problems for any men who are attracted to her.
She is a femme fatale; men always fall in love with her.
relating to the saving and spending of money
You probably won't be able to use most of these financial services now.
the quality of being in good physical health
Running helps with your fitness goals.
In a film, novel, or play, a flashback is a scene that returns to events in the past.
The events that led up to the murder were shown in a series of flashbacks.
freeze frame
A freeze-frame from a film is an individual picture from it, produced by stopping the film or video tape at that point.
There are freeze frame shots all the way through the video; this is a way of emphasising important shots and creating dramatic effect.
the overall physical condition of the body
I was in such great health that I ran a twenty mile race.
historical drama
The actor decided to try doing a role in an authentic historical drama.
home shopping
Home shopping is shopping that people do by ordering goods from their homes, using catalogues, television channels, or computers.
America's most successful home-shopping channel.
a type of movie that is meant to scare people
Mary does not like horror movies.
a person who receives or entertains guests at a place
Our host served pizza and drinks at his party.
a television commercial presented in the form of a short documentary
The Obama campaign has even purchased a half-hour prime-time slot on the major networks to run an infomercial a week before election day
laugh track
prerecorded laughter added to the soundtrack of a radio or television show
They are for entertainment only and should all have a laugh track.
립싱크를 하다
She lip-synced to a Beatles song.
an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than characterization
She watched the melodrama with dry eyes.
the art or study of producing pleasing sounds by instruments or voices
We listen to Bach everyday and study his music.
a play or movie which is mostly singing
The Christmas musical was the biggest event of the year.
the natural, physical world as it exists without human aid or changes, including plants, animals, rocks, etc.
He likes to spend time camping. He loves nature.
the information about an event that has occurred recently
Did you hear the big news? Daisy is pregnant!
plot twist
A sudden change in events; often ironic.
That was quite a plot twist!
relating to matters of government
The reporter interviewed the mayor for the newspaper's political page.
foretell, prophesize
The ending of the book was entirely predictable.
prime time
Prime time television or radio programmes are broadcast when the greatest number of people are watching television or listening to the radio, usually in the evenings.
It's a prime time TV show.
prison film
감옥 영화
In 1983 Blair starred in the women in prison film, Chained Heat.
reality TV
리얼TV(실생활 오락프로)
People are calling her the biggest reality TV star ever.
following the rules and beliefs of one's religion or faith strictly
The prisoners faced much persecution for their religious beliefs.
A remake is a film that has the same story, and often the same title, as a film that was made earlier.
It is a remake of a 1960 film of the same title.
a program that is broadcast again
The programmes will be repeated next year.
the emotion or feeling of being in love with someone
Anne enjoyed the romance of being the Lily Girl.
science fiction
a type of movie about life in the future or in outer space
His new film was a science fiction thriller.
A book or film which is a sequel to an earlier one continues the story of the earlier one.
I looking forward to the sequel to "The Matrix".
a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
You've been his sidekick for long enough.
a humorous drama based on situations
The new sitcom is scheduled to air from September 19.
slow motion
a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed
Some scenes were filmed in slow motion.
soap opera
a serialized program usually dealing with sentimentalized family matters that is broadcast on radio or television
You seem to like following that American soap opera.
an activity or game where people compete against each other to win
Ski is one of John’s favorite sports.
talk show
a program during which well-known people discuss a topic or answer questions telephoned in by the audience
When this show finishes, would you like to host a talk show?
theme song
a melody used, esp in a film score, to set a mood, introduce a character, etc
theme song played while the credits rolled.
the act of travelling
It is one of the most popular travel destinations in the Middle East.
a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances
The World Cup Cheering Squad from the MBC variety show Infinite Challenge made soccer fans more excited on a stage set up at Gwanghwamun Plaza on June 18.
A villain is an evil person who breaks the law or hurts others.
The villain escaped with half of my family's valuables.
to feel pain, usually one that is weak and constant
I have an ache in my knee sometimes.
a dependence on a behavior or sub-stance that a person is powerless to stop
Some people have a gambling addiction, which can result in a complete loss of finances.
having a condition that makes a one become ill or develop skin or breathing problems from food or certain substances
Some people are allergic to dogs or cats.
allergic reaction
having a reaction to become ill or develop skin or breathing problems from food or certain substances
Tom has allergic reaction to shrimp.
A blister is a painful swelling on the surface of your skin. Blisters contain a clear liquid and are usually caused by heat or by something repeatedly rubbing your skin.
His skin was beginning to blister.
blood type
human blood cells that have the same antigens
My blood type is B.
A boil is a red, painful swelling on your skin, which contains a thick yellow liquid called pus.
The boil has gathered and burst
something that connects, fastens, or supports
Many kids get braces to straighten their teeth.
destroyed or badly damaged by fire
His body was 100 percent burned in a raging house fire.
a disease caused by uncontrolled cell growth
Smoking causes lung cancer, so it's better not to smoke.
a covering that supports a body part as it covers from an injury
Jimmy had to get a cast on his arm when he broke it.
a decayed part of a tooth
I hope I do not have a cavity on my tooth.
a place that people visit briefly to receive specific medical treatment or advice
Dad went to the clinic to get his arm looked at.
a mild, very common illness that makes you SNEEZE and gives you a sore throat or a cough
You have a cold.
a small plastic lens on the eyeball worn, instead of spectacles, to improve sight.
Some people look better with contact lenses than with glasses.
an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration
cpr is helpful when people suddenly go into cardiac arrest.
frequent and watery bowel movements
Side effects include diarrhea and constipation.
having a feeling in the head that everything is turning or moving and that you are going to fall, even though you are not really moving
When I stood up, I felt dizzy.
emergency room
the section of a health care facility for providing rapid treatment to victims of sudden illness or trauma
When I broke my arm my wife rushed me to the emergency room.
to become unconscious very suddenly
He was so afraid that he would die that he fainted.
a condition in which the body's temperature is higher than usual, usually because of illness
I woke up this morning with a headache and a fever.
be something that many members of a family have
Your genes determine your hair, skin, and eye color at birth.
to have or feel a particular tingling or uneasy irritation of the skin
She has an itch on his leg from a flea bite.
feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
I felt dizzy and nauseous.
a feeling of physical or mental hurt or suffering
I fell over and felt great pain in my leg.
being unable to move; frozen
The city has been virtually paralyzed by sudden snowstorms.
a fine, usually yellow powder that is produced by plants and is moved by insects or wind to other plants of the same type for the purpose of producing seeds
Bees are attracted to a plant's anther, where they find pollen for food.
prescription drugs
a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist
Request that your doctor allow you to get additional necessary prescription drugs.
A rash is an infected area of the skin with redness, bumps, itching, or dryness.
The new perfume left a horrible rash on my skin.
the treatment of physical disabilities by massage and electrotherapy and exercises
Exercise is now a major component of a cardiac rehabilitation program.
a mark left on the skin after a wound heals
He has a long scar on the back of his left hand.
an injection of something, usually medicine
Most children get shots when they are very young to prevent disease.
Your sinuses are the spaces in the bone behind your nose.
I still suffer from catarrh and sinus problems.
hurting; causing pain
After I fell, my knees were sore.
sore throat
a pain in the throat
I didn't go to school because I had a sore throat.
A sprain is the injury caused by spraining a joint.
I stumbled and sprained my ankle.
a pain in the belly
My stomach hurts. I have a stomachache.
to become larger than normal
With all of that rain, the Carson River swelled up higher and higher.
the tough tissue connecting a muscle with a bone
Our bodies could not move if we didn’t have tendons and joints.
throw up
To vomit means to have food come up from one's stomach.
I felt sick from the food and I threw up in the bathroom.
Your tonsils are the two small soft lumps in your throat at the back of your mouth.
He had his tonsils taken out.
making someone feel slightly angry
She has some annoying eating habits.
feeling worried or distressed about something that might happen in the future
She was anxious to see more places during her trip to Europe.
feeling guilt and regret
The buyers in Paris were very ashamed and did not call the police.
not having a full understanding
The students looked confused when the teacher gave them a quiz.
feeling sad and gloomy
The depressed boy laid on his bed all day and thought about his sick dog.
lacking energy
She suddenly felt totally drained.
To dread is to be afraid of something that could, or is going to, happen.
Most of kids have a dread of ghost.
feeling ashamed or shy
Morris was embarrassed after he burped in the middle of math class.
feeling or showing envy
He was envious of his brother's success.
to be very physically tired
Bill is exhausted from volleyball practice.
extremely angry
I described what had transpired, and he was furious.
annoyed and irritable
You've been grouchy all day long.
feeling envy; envious
Sir Andrew was jealous when he saw Olivia talking to another man.
lacking in variety
The work in a factory is generally monotonous.
If you describe someone as moody, you mean that their feelings and behaviour change frequently, and in particular that they often become depressed or angry without any warning.
It is quite difficult to be a friend to someone who is very moody.
being very pleased and satisfied with something or someone
She is proud of her work.
to calm or quiet yourself, or stop worrying
While the baby is napping, the mother can relax.
pleasant and helps you to relax
A relaxing holiday gave me pleasure and satisfaction.
happy because something bad did not happen
Dunning was relieved to finally get some information about his problem.
an act or instance of harming someone because of being harmed by that person previously
After the murder of his son, the father sought revenge.
When something is soothing, it makes you calm or relaxed.
The soothing music helped the baby fall asleep.
worried and tired over something; mentally tired
Whenever I have a big exam to pass, I always feel extremely tired and stressed.
tickled pink
fill with sublime emotion
You'll be tickled pink to know that your donation will help feed quite a few hungry people.
We had a very tranquil experience in the Bahamas on our vacation.
Someone who is anti-social is unwilling to meet and be friendly with other people.
Social disapproval of anti-social behavior is crucial.
a structure or something that makes a connection
A bridge is useful for crossing rivers.
a form of light sensitization in cattle
Don't brownnose your boss.
to travel some distance on a regular basis, usually to work and back
I commute about 25 minutes to work every day.
company man
an employee whose first loyalty is to the company rather than to fellow workers
The company man is knowledgeable in the area of drilling operations and to some extent completion operations.
designated driver
the member of a party who is designated to refrain from alcohol and so is sober when it is time to drive home
Tom told me that he would be the designated driver tonight.
detail person
Something that is disorganized is in a confused state or is badly planned or managed.
It's extremely obvious you aren't a detail person, which is demonstrated in your inability to propose feasible solutions.
lacking order or methodical arrangement or function
His room is always disorganized.
a main road especially one that connect two cities together
Everyone was driving fast on the expressway.
fender bender
a collision between motor vehicles that produces minor damage
I had a fender bender on the way home.
flat tire
a tire that does not have any or enough air in it
I had a flat tire.
gas guzzler
If you say that a car is a gas guzzler you mean that it uses a lot of fuel and is not cheap to run.
My car is a gas guzzler.
GPS is an abbreviation for global positioning system.
It's here the gps stopped working, near the tunnel.
happy camper
a happy, satisifed person (esp in the phrase not a happy camper)
I am not a happy camper over this.
a wide, main road linking one town or city to another
Salt can make your ride on a highway safer.
to travel by asking other people to take you in their car, by standing at the side of the road and holding out your thumb.
hitchhiking is a very dangerous way to travel.
a place where two things cross
The accident occurred at a busy intersection.
lone wolf
a person who avoids the company or assistance of others
If you're a true lone wolf, you have few social needs.
loose cannon
a person or thing that appears to be beyond control and is potentially a source of unintentional damage
But critics call him a loose cannon.
not to be able to find something or someone
We always get lost in London.
main drag
the main street of a town or city
Gift shops, art galleries, surf stores and casual restaurants line the main drag.
a piece of paper that shows a part of the earth
Can you find Australia on a map?
someone who is easily taken advantage of
Our new boss is a pushover and kind of wishy-washy.
ride shotgun
ride in the front passenger seat of a car or truck
My turn to ride shotgun today!
rush hour
The rush hour is one of the periods of the day when most people are travelling to or from work.
Don't worry, the rush hour is over.
a quicker way of getting somewhere
We found a shortcut through the woods.
shuttle bus
shuttle consisting of a bus that travels between two points
There's a free shuttle bus you can take.
a person who shirks his work or duty
He’s such a slacker.
top dog
a person who is in charge
Know now that I'm the top dog.
used of automobiles; completely demolished
His car is totaled, but he's OK.
traffic jam
a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move
We were stuck in a traffic jam.
the act of moving something from one location to another
He transferred to UCLA after his freshman year.
watch the clock
often check what time it is, because you are impatient for something to finish or to happen
Someone who spends all their time watching the clock is usually not a good worker.
person with a compulsive need to work
She is such an workaholic who keeps busy.
wreck; accident
a car, plane, boat or other vehicle that has been damaged or ruined
We saw the wreck of a large ship called the Vengeur.
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