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Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!

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Ann:

--- Цитата: DAS от 12 октября 2021, 22:58:31 ---Devil-may-Care
Meaning:

– worry-free or carefree attitude
– reckless
– relaxed and not worried about the results of your actions

Examples:

She had a rather devil-may-care attitude towards money which impressed me at the time.
 You must get rid of your devil-may-care attitude if you want to succeed.
 He has a rather devil-may-care attitude to his studies.


--- Конец цитаты ---
     This Devil-may-Care attitude to things helps a lot.

DAS:
OFF THE HOOK

MEANING:

FREE from A DIFFICULT SITUATION
LET OFF FROM BLAME OR TROUBLE

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

SINCE IT WAS HIS FIRST OFFENCE, AND A MINOR ONE AT THAT, HE WAS LET OFF THE HOOK WITH JUST A WARNING.

THE LEGAL SYSTEM HAD BECOME SO CORRUPT THAT THE HARDENED CRIMINAL WAS REPEATEDLY GOT OFF THE HOOK BY THE POWERS WHO WERE BEHIND HIM.

THOUGH WE ARE LETTING YOU OFF THE HOOK THIS TIME, YOU’D BETTER BE CAREFUL, YOU WON’T BE SO LUCKY NEXT TIME.

DAS:
Devil-may-Care
Meaning:

– worry-free or carefree attitude
– reckless
– relaxed and not worried about the results of your actions

Examples:

She had a rather devil-may-care attitude towards money which impressed me at the time.
 You must get rid of your devil-may-care attitude if you want to succeed.
 He has a rather devil-may-care attitude to his studies.

DAS:
Rip Off
Meaning:

financial exploitation

the act of stealing

something that is not worth the value

Examples:

I can’t believe I paid that much money for that outfit. It was a rip off.

I can’t believe the company is releasing a rip-off of a classic video game.

The movie was so bad and the tickets so expensive, what a rip-off.


DAS:

--- Цитата: Ann от 03 мая 2021, 16:03:40 ---To look like a million dollars – выглядеть на все сто
     You always look handsome. And in some pictures you look like a million dollars.

--- Конец цитаты ---

If we assume that people initially judge us based on our appearance, it's an extremely useful piece of advice! And it concerns not only women but men alike.

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