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metaphor
/ˈmɛtəfɔɹ/
noun
a figure of speech that compares two unrelated things to highlight their similarities and convey a deeper meaning
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idiom
/ˈɪdiəm/
noun
a manner of speaking or writing that is characteristic of a particular person, group, or era, and that involves the use of particular words, phrases, or expressions in a distinctive way
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intelligence
/ˌɪnˈtɛɫədʒəns/
noun
the ability to correctly utilize thought and reason, learn from experience, or to successfully adapt to the environment
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emotion
/ˈiˌmoʊʃən/, /ɪˈmoʊʃən/
noun
a strong feeling such as love, anger, etc.
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manual
/ˈmænjuəɫ/
adjective
requiring or involving personal effort, especially physical effort, as opposed to being automatic or effortless
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skill
/ˈskɪɫ/
noun
an ability to do something well, especially after training
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to lend / give sb a (helping) hand
phrase
to give a person help or assistance in doing something
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to head
/hed/
verb
to move toward a particular direction
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big-headed
/bˈɪɡhˈɛdᵻd/
adjective
having or displaying the belief that one is superior in intellect, importance, skills, etc.
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to shake hands
phrase
to take hold of someone else's hand with one's own and then move them up and down as a gesture of greeting, congratulations, or agreement
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to have a good / ) head for sth
phrase
to naturally excel at doing something
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to have one's hands full
phrase
to have a lot of work that needs to be dealt with
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heart of gold
phrase
a generous and kind personality
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heart-to-heart
/hˈɑːɹttəhˈɑːɹt/
adjective
describing a conversation or discussion that is honest, open, and sincere, typically between close friends or family members
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to go to one's head
phrase
(of praise, success, etc.) to make one feel too proud of oneself and degrade others
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on one's last legs
phrase
in a very poor condition or near the end of their lifespan or usefulness
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sharp tongue
/ʃˈɑːɹp tˈʌŋ/
noun
one's tendency to speak to people in a very critical manner
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to get used to
phrase
to become accustomed or familiar with something, especially something that was previously unfamiliar or uncomfortable
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kind
/ˈkaɪnd/
adjective
friendly and nice to others; caring about other people's feelings
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generous
/ˈdʒɛnɝəs/
adjective
showing a willingness or willing to freely give money, spend time, etc. with others
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to accept
/ækˈsɛpt/, /əkˈsɛpt/
verb
to say yes to what is asked of you or offered to you
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to joke
/ˈdʒoʊk/
verb
to say something funny or behave in a way that makes people laugh
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to face the fact
phrase
to acknowledge and accept the reality of a situation, even if it is difficult or unpleasant
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to pull one's leg
phrase
to joke with someone in a friendly manner by trying to make them believe something that is not true
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to find one's feet
phrase
to gain the confidence, familiarity, and skills needed to perform well in a situation that is new to one
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to put on a brave face / front
phrase
to behave in a way that hides one's unhappiness, worries, or problems
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to trade
/ˈtɹeɪd/
verb
to exchange one thing for another through a mutual agreement
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to carve
/ˈkɑɹv/
verb
to create or produce something by cutting or shaping a material, such as a sculpture or design
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to tend
/ˈtɛnd/
verb
to be likely to develop or occur in a certain way because that is the usual pattern
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to raid
/ˈɹeɪd/
verb
to enter a place and remove or take away a large number of things quickly and illegally, often as part of a criminal enterprise or activity
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to worship
/ˈwɝʃəp/, /ˈwɝʃɪp/
verb
to respect and honor God or a deity, especially by performing rituals
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to extort
/ɛkˈstɔɹt/
verb
to twist or manipulate someone's words or actions in a dishonest or unfair way
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to settle
/ˈsɛtəɫ/
verb
to come to rest or take a comfortable position
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to mount
/ˈmaʊnt/
verb
to get onto and assume control of an animal, such as a horse
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to explore
/ɪksˈpɫɔɹ/
verb
to visit places one has never seen before
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Viking
/vaɪkɪŋ/
noun
a member of a seafaring group from the late eighth to early eleventh century who originated in the Scandinavian regions of Europe, and who conducted raids, trades, and colonized wide areas of Europe
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one's heart is not in sth
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used to say that a person is not enthusiastic or passionate about a particular task, project, or activity, and is therefore not fully engaged or motivated to do it well
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