Vocab from conversation classes

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Any vehicle with numerous, severe issues
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a lemon
with to much water
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water down
Staff at the club had been watering down the drinks
A sum of money due as one of several equal payments for something, spread over an agreed period of time
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in installments
The purchase price is paid in instalments
Soft, padded textile covering that is fixed to furniture such as armchairs and sofas
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Leather upholstery
Not having arrived, happened, or been done by the expected time
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The rent was nearly three months overdue
Very concerned about something, especially a decision that is to be made
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1. choosy 2. picky 3. fussy
He is very fussy about what he eats
be very busy; have many things to do in a short time
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on a tight schedule.
We’re shooting the film on a very tight schedule.
an extremely unpleasant smell
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He was locked in a stinking cell
Feet of cattle, sheep, goats etc
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cloven hooves
Figura klepsydry
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hourglass figure
She has an hourglass figure.
refer to a situation of fierce competition in which people are willing to harm each other in order to succeed
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New York is a dog-eat-dog society
To be focused on achieving a particular aim or result
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to be goal-oriented
We live in an increasingly goal-oriented culture
You know nothing
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There is a room for improvement.
Cloudy sky
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The sky is overcast
A thing or person whose sudden but brief success is not repeated or repeatable; Słomiany zapał
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a flash in the pan
Our start to the season was just a flash in the pan
To be unaware of what time it is; stracić poczucie czasu
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to lose track of time
I was at work and I lost track of time.
to be very popular at a particular time
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Long hair for men was all the rage in the 70s.
A company
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a business
a catering business
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Experts who typically conduct their business over the Internet
Do what is required or achieve the desired result
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to do business with sb
Rogers has got to do the business, score a hat trick or something
An urgent need or demand
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Economic exigency obliged the government to act.
an animal or plant that lives on or in another animal or plant of a different type and feeds from it; Pasożyt
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The older drugs didn't deal effectively with the malaria parasite.
a type of worm that lives in wet places and fastens itself onto the bodies of humans and animals to feed on their blood; Pijawka
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They are leeches feeding off the hard-working majority
An insect
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The vet says our dog has worms.
to spend time sitting down and doing very little
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sit around
We sat around most of the evening, waiting for Jake and drinking beer.
(especially of something bad) extremely or very great
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I think the way she was treated is a downright disgrace.
Drugie dno
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False bottom
I discovered that there was a false bottom to the case, forming a secret compartment for letters and papers.
Do dna! an expression said as a toast when people are drinking together.
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Bottoms up!
The bar closes in 10 minutes. Bottoms up, gentlemen.

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