the thing is
/ðə θˈɪŋ ɪz/
used at the start of one's explanation or excuse
for what it is worth
/fɔːɹ wˌʌt ɪt ɪz wˈɜːθ/
used before a comment or opinion to indicate that the speaker is sharing it, even though they may not be sure of its value or significance
set in one's ways
/sˈɛt ɪn wˈʌnz wˈeɪz/
to refuse to change one's opinions, behaviors, habits, etc.
to speak one's mind
/spˈiːk wˈʌnz mˈaɪnd/
to express one's opinions in an honest or fearless way
to shift one's ground
/ʃˈɪft wˈʌnz ɡɹˈaʊnd/
to adopt a different opinion or point of view, particularly a contradictory one
to think little / badly / poorly of sb
/θˈɪŋk lˈɪɾəl bˈædli pˈʊɹli ʌv ˌɛsbˈiː/
to have a negative or unfavorable opinion or perception of that person
to think nothing of sth
/θˈɪŋk nˈʌθɪŋ ʌv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to think that something is normal, easy, unimportant, etc., particularly while others think it to be wrong, strange, difficult, important, etc.
to think outside the box
/θˈɪŋk aʊtsˈaɪd ðə bˈɑːks/
to think in a creative way in order to come up with original solutions
in a new / different light
/ɪn ɐ nˈuː dˈɪfɹənt lˈaɪt/
to perceive or regard someone or something with a new perspective, particularly one that is positive
take it from me
/tˈeɪk ɪt fɹʌm mˌiː/
used to advise someone to trust one's judgment or experience concerning a particular matter
to take it from someone
/tˈeɪk ɪt fɹʌm sˈʌmwʌn/
used to tell someone to accept the word or advice of someone else, particularly someone who is older or more experienced
gut feeling / reaction
/ɡˈʌt fˈiːlɪŋ ɹɪˈækʃən/
a belief that is strong, yet without any explainable reason
a word to the wise
/ɐ wˈɜːd tə ðə wˈaɪz/
used before advising someone or giving them a warning
to run deep
/ɹˈʌn dˈiːp/
(of a feeling, problem, or belief) to be really strong or troublesome due to having existed for a long time
straight from the shoulder
/stɹˈeɪt fɹʌmðə ʃˈoʊldɚ/
saying what is in one's mind in a very forceful yet honest manner
to (the best of) my knowledge
/tʊ ðə bˈɛst ʌv maɪ nˈɑːlɪdʒ/
used when one is about to say something that is only based on information they have
to shoot off one's mouth
/ʃˈuːt ˈɔf wˈʌnz mˈaʊθ/
to continuously talk about something, in a way that seems foolish or careless
in one's bad books
/ɪn wˈʌnz bˈæd bˈʊks/
in a state in which one is disliked by someone
in one's good books
/ɪn wˈʌnz ɡˈʊd bˈʊks/
in a state in which someone is very pleased with one
to change one's tune
/tʃˈeɪndʒ wˈʌnz tˈuːn/
to change one's opinion or behavior toward something
to know where sb stand
/nˈoʊ wˌɛɹ ˌɛsbˈiː stˈænd/
to have an understanding of how one is viewed or valued by another person
to not have a good word to say for / about sth
/nˌɑːɾɐv ɐ ɡˈʊd wˈɜːd tə sˈeɪ fɔːɹ ɔːɹ ɐbˌaʊt ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to have a very negative opinion about someone or something and to be unable to say anything positive or complimentary about them
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