Homework: SB p 82 and 83
Next class: 4th October 16:20
twaddle – foolish speech
to stumble across – slučajno naići
to take matters into one’s own hands – uzeti stvari u svoje ruke
high and low – everywhere
to go off without a hitch – proći bez problema; dobro proći
notoriously – used to emphasize that a quality or fact, typically a bad one, is well known.
“the company is notoriously difficult to contact”
deception – prijevara
to overshoot one’s own goals – premašiti vlastite ciljeve
to rule with an iron will – vladati čvrstom/čeličnom rukom
hogwash – nonsense
to know one’s place – znati gdje ti je mjesto
to bear children – roditi djecu
high hopes – positive feelings that things will go well
out of the blue – iznenada, iz vedra neba
to kick in – to come into effect
to get on the horn – to make a phone call
to come around/round – doći k svijesti
come to wake up; regain consciousness
to bump into – naletjeti na; zaletiti se u
odds are stacked against us- our chances of succeeding are very low
The odds are stacked against civilians getting a fair trial.
Everything seems to be stacked against us.
a needle in a haystack – something extremely difficult to find
beg to differ – disagree
I’m sorry, headmaster, but I beg to differ. Students at this school should have more access to financial aid and scholarships, not less.
He thinks that the evening was a disaster, but I beg to
differ—I saw plenty of guests enjoying themselves!