Workers tend to slack off on Mondays and Fridays.

I think I’ve covered all the bases – I called everyone, ordered the food , and bought some decorations .

The club has a strict code (= set of rules) of conduct.

bad /excellent /disgraceful conduct

Hakkinen drove at a blistering pace (=very fast).

GB set blistering pace in reaching final

Some people are more inclined towards philosophy than others.

I carry a notebook so that I can jot down any ideas.

She had to repeat her words several times before they finally sank in.

We are busy gearing up for Joan’s visit next week.

He is very reticent about his past.

My calculations make allowance for two paid employees.

We have to make allowances for his lack of experience.

The director never puts a foot wrong, keeping the film extremely focused in each scene.

I think people are taking all this more seriously than we intended. It was supposed to be tongue in cheek.
Problems always seem to crop up when we’re about to go away on vacation.

elf – vilenjak (elves)

desecrate – obeščastiti, oskrvnuti

mob a large angry crowd

fact of life something that must be accepted and can’t be changed

cast iron describes something that can be believed

cross (someone) go against someone


rife – raširen; krcat; koji je uzeo maha

to run on time/to schedule