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- end successfully, be efficient
I hope that everything will work out for her when she moves to London next week.
- solve, find an answer to
I was unable to work out the math problem on the final examination.
- accomplish, arrange, plan
Recently we worked out a unique system for filling out our expenses at work.
He spends most weekends working out at the health club.
- beat someone up very roughly in order to intimidate them or get money
The gang worked over the storeowner in order to get some money from him.
- stir up, arouse, excite
He really likes to work up a sweat when he does his exercises.
world is one`s oyster
- everything is possible for one, one can get anything
The world is her oyster now that she has received her MBA from Harvard University.
worse for wear
- not as good as new, worn out
I borrowed my friend`s canoe for a month and it is now beginning to look the worse for wear.
worth a cent
- worth anything, of any value
His new car is broken down and not worth a cent.
worth one`s salt
- worth what one is paid
He is definitely worth his salt in our company and is one of our best employees.
would just as soon
- prefer to do one thing rather than another
She would just as soon stay at home as go to the movie.
wrap around one`s finger
- have complete control over someone and be able to make them do anything you want
She has her boss wrapped around her finger and can do anything that she wants.
wrapped up in
- thinking only of, interested only in
He is always wrapped up in playing with his computer.
- put on warm clothes, dress warmly
She wrapped herself up in her warm clothes and went out.
- remove (an amount) from a business record, cancel (a debt)
The bank was forced to write off a large amount of its debt.
- accept (a loss or trouble) and not worry any more about it
He was forced to write off his bad experience at his old job.
- write or describe in writing, give a full account of
After our trip to Vietnam I spent a couple of weeks trying to write it up for a magazine.
wrong side of the tracks
- the poor side of town
He married a girl who everyone said was from the wrong side of the tracks because he loved her.
- a lot of talk about little things
We spent the whole evening in a yakety-yak session at my friends.
- operating all year
We usually spend all summer at a year-round resort in California.
- extremely timid, cowardly
He is a yellow-bellied person who is not good to have as a friend.
- cowardice in a person`s character
He has a real yellow streak and will not say anything to defend his friends.
- a person who tries to be liked by agreeing with everything said (especially by a boss)
He is a yes-man who will do anything that his boss asks him to do.
you bet/you bet your boots/you bet your life
- most certainly, yes, without any doubt
You bet your life I will be attending the conference next year.
you don`t say
- used to show surprise at what is said
"You don`t say", he said when he heard about the accident on the highway.
you said it/you can say that again
- used to show strong agreement with what another person has said
"You can say that again," I answered when the woman mentioned how hot it was out in the sun.
you`re telling me
- used to show that a thing is so clear that it need not be said
"This restaurant is very expensive and the food is not so good."
"You`re telling me."
- used to agree with or encourage someone in what they are saying
"You tell`em," I yelled out to the politician who was making the speech.
- the exact time when an attack or other military action will start
The air force planes waited until zero hour in order to start out on their bombing mission.
- the time when an important decision or change is supposed to come
We waited for zero hour and the time when the new computer system was supposed to begin operating.
zero in on
- adjust a gun so that it will hit a target, aim at
The soldiers zeroed in on the target and began to fire their guns.
zero in on
- give one`s full attention to
We spent the morning zeroing in on the problem of what to do with the excess space in our office.
- fall asleep very quickly
As soon as I got home last night I immediately zonked out.
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