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in the middle of or surrounded by; among
describes behaviour that is not serious and suggests you are behaving this way intentionally for the effect that it will have
to tell someone that something is certainly true, especially so that they do not worry
be on the tip of your tongue
If something that you want to say is on the tip of your tongue, you think you know it and that you will be able to remember it very soon.
to get money from people or force them to do something by threatening to tell a secret of theirs or to harm them
very intelligent person
using bright colours, loud sounds, unusual behaviour, etc in a humorous way
profit in exchange for an investment
something that a lot of people know
the basic level of practical knowledge and judgment that we all need to help us live in a reasonable and safe way
possible to imagine or to believe
to make a copy of something which looks as similar as possible to the original, usually for dishonest or illegal purposes
mysterious and difficult to understand
very modern and with all the newest features
believing that people are only interested in themselves and are not sincere
an announcement, often one that is written and official
driving a vehicle after drinking too much alcohol
an area of activity or interest
five pounds (GBP), or a note worth five pounds
physically or emotionally weak
to give or sell the right to sell a company’s products or services in a particular area using the company’s name
A gifted person has a natural ability or is extremely intelligent.
using or involved with the most recent and advanced electronic machines, computers, etc
the state of having more energy than is normal
famous or remembered for a very long time
a private joke which can only be understood by a limited group of people who have a special knowledge of something that is referred to in the joke
kick the habit
to give up something harmful that you have done for a long time
the bone at the front of the knee joint
pleasant mental or physical tiredness or lack of activity
the chance that something will happen
lumber sb with sth
If you are/get lumbered with something, you have to deal with something or someone that you do not want to.
relating to the government of a town or city
when something or someone is not known about because they do not have any strong character, ideas or influence
A one-time teacher, for example, is someone who was a teacher in the past.
to criticize something severely
having a very important influence on something
in a clear and obvious way
funny and not serious
Something that is pointless has no purpose and it is a waste of time doing it.
something that existed before another, similar thing
a short film which is made to advertise a product, especially a record of modern popular music
to be the king or queen of a country
famous for something
(= show business) the entertainment business, especially the part which is considered to be popular but not very artistic or serious
deceiving people in a clever way to get what you want
conversation about things which are not important, often between people who do not know each other well
A solemn promise, warning, etc is serious and sincere.
someone whose job is to make ideas, events, etc seem better than they really are, especially in politics
strut your stuff
to show your abilities
when someone does something dangerous that needs great skill, usually in a film
to support someone or something so that they can live or exist
done or given without any limits and without asking for anything for yourself
An upcoming event will happen soon.
a lie that is told in order to be polite or to stop someone from being upset by the truth
when someone does something that is illegal or not honest