Yes, Minister S03E04

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pare sth (down) to the bone
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zmniejszyć ilość maksymalnie, do koniecznego poziomu
obtain
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uzyskać, otrzymać
We have obtained what we wanted.
sheikdom
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szejkanat
Here we are now facing independence within a few months, and yet not one sheikhdom has any form of franchise whatever.
deputy
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zastępca
He had his business ran by a deputy while he was gone.
liaison
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łączność, kontakt
I could be like your liaison with the police.
supervise
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kontrolować, nadzorować
I supervise a team of ten customer relations staff.
communiqué
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komunikat
The palace has issued a communiqué denying the rumour.
futile
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daremny
All my attempts to cheer her up proved futile.
alas
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niestety
"Will you be able to come tomorrow?" "Alas, no."
hip flask
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piersiówka
liven up
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ożywiać
I'm going to liven myself up a little by going for a run.
splendid
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wspaniały, znakomity, genialny
We had splendid food/a splendid holiday/splendid weather. You look splendid in that outfit.
commemorate
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uczcić, upamiętnić
Gathered all together in this church, we commemorate those who lost their lives in the war.
dimples
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dołeczki (w policzkach); dołek, wgłębienie
Freddie was an angelic-looking child with blond, curly hair, blue eyes, and dimples.
courtesy
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uprzejmość, grzeczność
They don't even have the courtesy to do it behind my back.
spot on
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na miejscu, bezbłędny, celny, trafny
"How old do I reckon she is? I'd say 38." "Spot on."
gracious
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łaskawy, uprzejmy; miłosierny
Mr Smith is a gracious person. God gracious! jolly
regard
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wzgląd
allege
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zarzucać (coś komuś), pomawiać
The two men allege (that) the police forced them to make false confessions. It was alleged that Johnson had struck Mr Rahim on the head.
blot
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plama, skaza, kleks
I signed my name and blotted the paper. Western industrial countries and Third World governments that forms a blot of our modern civilisation
cuttlefish
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mątwa
baseless
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bezpodstawny
She assured me that my fears were baseless.
accusations
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Oskarżenia
There isn't a shred of evidence to support her accusation. His response to the accusation was rapid. A spokesman for the Palace has denied the accusation.
shred
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strzęp
His clothes were ripped to shreds.
palm-greasing
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Smarowanie dłoni (łapówkarstwo)
hearsay
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pogłoska, plotka
The evidence against them is all hearsay.
bribery
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łapówkarstwo, przekupstwo
Bribery is a crime according to the Penal Code.
Penal Code
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Kodeks karny
slush funds
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lewa kasa, fundusz łapówkarski
He used his party's slush fund to buy votes in the election.
brown envelope
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łapówka
crude
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surowy, prymitywny; ordynarmy, wulgarny
a crude remark/comment He is such a crude man.
unworthy
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niegodny, niezasługujący
I put all unworthy thoughts out of my mind. The theory was unworthy of serious attention.
retainer
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zaliczka; sługa
miscellaneous
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różny, rozmaity, różnorodny
miscellaneous household items
fistful
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garść
He held out a fistful of crumpled dollars.
oncer
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banknot jednofuntowy
allegations
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zarzuty, oskarżenie
A lot of allegations have been made against this report.
devise
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wymyślać, opracować
They have devised a cure for this illness. The press office can devise something convincing
inquiry
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śledztwo, dochodzenie
The police conducted an inquiry which lasted for two years and brought no results.
Shan't
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Nie (== shell not)
I shan't be able to come to your party. "Pick those books up immediately." "Shan't (= I refuse to)!"
frightfully
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strasznie
I'm frightfully sorry about the noise last night. Frightfully interested...
genuine
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prawdziwy, autentyczny; szczery, uczciwy
The diamond appeared to be genuine. She gave me a genuine smile.
jolly
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radosny, wesoły
Please take it, and have a jolly good time with it.
grave
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grób; posępny, poważny, nie na żarty,
The young man's face was calm and grave. They didn't know they were in grave danger
despicable
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podły, nikczemny
Only a monster could commit such a despicable crime.
sweeping
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zamiatanie, wymiatanie
The floor could use some sweeping here
to sweep under the carpet
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zamiatać pod dywan
connive
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patrzeć przez palce, pobłażać
I cannot connive at bribery and corruption.
deceit
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oszustwo, fałsz, nieuczciwość
The story is about theft, fraud, and deceit on an incredible scale. When the newspapers published the full story, all his earlier deceits were revealed.
racked with
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udręczone z/przez
be racked with pain, with guilt
torment
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męka, udręka, tortura, męczyć dręczyć
I'm tormented with the knowledge. This boy always torments other children at school.
lash
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bat
slog
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slog in English
harówka, tyranie, ciężko pracować
I've been slogging away for days on this essay and I'm still not finished.
work/play/fight ones guts out
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pracować bartdzo ciężko
I've been working my guts out these past few weeks and all he can do is criticize.
smear campaign
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kampania oszczerstw
They accused competitors of mounting a smear campaign to drive them out of the market.
surcharge
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dopłata
A surcharge may be made for deliveries outside normal hours.
gutter
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rynna, runsztok, sciek
gutter press reporting

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