to take / get one's mind off sth
/tˈeɪk ɡɛt wˈʌnz mˈaɪnd ˈɔf ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to make it so that a person does not think or worry about something, particularly something unpleasant
brown study
/bɹˈaʊn stˈʌdi/
a state in which one is very deep in thought and not aware of one's surroundings
to give sb/sth a / the once-over
/ɡˈɪv ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ ɐ ðə wˈʌnsˈoʊvɚ/
to examine a thing or person very quickly
if it / this was / were a snake, it would have bitten you
/ɪf ɪt ɔːɹ ðɪs wʌz ɔːɹ wɜːɹ ɐ snˈeɪk ɪt wʊdhɐv bˈɪʔn̩ juː/
said to mean that what a person is searching for is right where they are, but they have failed to notice it
used to tell someone that the zipper of their pants is open
(head) in the clouds
/hˈɛd ɪnðə klˈaʊdz/
used to say that a person is thinking about things that are unrealistic or impractical
lost in thought
/lˈɔst ɪn θˈɔːt/
so mentally occupied that one does not notice one's surroundings
lost in time
/lˈɔst ɪn tˈaɪm/
not aware of the passage of time
asleep at the wheel
/ɐslˈiːp æt ðə wˈiːl/
not paying attention or not doing one's job properly, often resulting in mistakes or negative consequences
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