to talk to se in a way that shows you are sexually attracted to them
chat up - beszédbe elegyedik
We found Doug in a bar trying to chat up a waitress.
to be falsely nice to sy in authority, in order to gain advantage yourself
creep round - nyalja a talpát
I hate the way Carl is always creeping round the boss.
to be accepted by other people in a group because you have the same attitudes and interests
At first I felt really awkward but eventually I learned to fit in.
- fit in - beilleszkedik
to develop from being a child to being an adult
grow up - felnő
Tony grow up on a farm.
to take part in an activity as one of a group of people
join in - csatlakozik, részt vesz
I'm really worried about my little girl. She is very shy and won't join in any activities.
to spend time doing nothing
lounge around - lebzsel, őgyeleg vmi körül
We did nothing on holiday except lounge around by the swimming pool.
to invent a story, explanation etc
make up - kitalál
I don't believe him. In my opinion, he made the whole thing up to make himself look good.
to notice sg that other people have not noticed
pick up on - vág az esze, felfigyel vmire
It was very clever of you to pick up on the tension between them.
to give sy orders in a rude or treathening way
push around - erőszakoskodik
Don seems to think that he can just push people around without them getting upset.
to accept an unpleasant person or situation without complaining
put up with - elfogad, belenyugszik
I'm not prepared to put up with that kind of rudeness.
to spend a lot of time doing small jobs for sy
run round after - szaladgál körülötte?
I've spend all morning running round after the children. I'm completely exhausted!
to send sy to another place
send away - elküld, elbocsát
James was sent away to school at the age of eleven.
to try to impress people and make them admire your abilities, achievements or possessions
show off - felvág, henceg
Please don't pay any attention to Susan. She always show off in front of people she doesn't know.
spoken used to tell sy rudely to stop talking
shut up - hallgass, fogd be a szád!
Oh, shut up! I don't want to hear any more of your complaints.
to stay with sy even if there are difficulties
stick with - vkihez áll
Listen to this! I've got a fantastic plan! If you stick with me, we'll make a fortune together.
to avoid or delay talking about sg awkward or embarrassing
Why don't you stop beating about the bush and tell me why you're here?
- beat about/around the bush -köntörfalaz
- kerülgeti a forró kását
cheerful and confident
bright and breezy - kipihenve
Can you tell me why Margaret is always so bright and breezy in the mornings?
sad and discouraged
(be really) down - maga alatt van
I'm extremely worried about Alan. He's been really down since he lost his job.
to obtain sg that is quite difficult to find
get your hands on sg -?
I think it's digusting! Nobody cares about the old woman - they're just trying to get their hands on her money.
a man who is always being told what to do by his wife and is afraid to disagree with her
hen-pecked husband - papucsférj
Alan is really hen-pecked.
to live in a very quiet and private life and not involve yourself with other people
keep yourself to yourself - ?
We hardly know our neighbours : they keep themselves to themselves.
to know how sy feels about you
know have a clue about sg -?
You'll have to take the car to the garage. I haven't got a clue about fixing engines.
to tell sb sg that is not true, as a joke
pull sb's leg - ugrat vkit
Have a really won the lottery, or are you just pulling my leg?
to say what you're thinking worrying about
say what's on your mind - kimondja amit gondol
You look worried, Ellen. What's on your mind?
to go somewhere in a noisy, fast way to show you are angry
storm out/off(of/up to another place) - elviharzik
Helen was so furious, she stormed out of the room.
to like sg so much that you cannot refuse it
(be a) sucker for sg - bukik vmire, vevő vmire
I'm a real sucker for old movies
to not be easily offended by other people's criticism or insults
(be) thick -skinned - érzéketlen
A successful sales representative needs to be quite thick-skinned.
to look at the goods in shop windowswithout intending to buy them
(go) window shopping - kirakatnézegetés
As none of us had any money, we only went window shopping.
to forget about an unpleasant experience and think about the future
put behind you - maga mögött hagy, háta mögé vet
We have to put our last match behind us and concentrate on the next game.
to accept and follow the rules of a particular place, even if you don't agree with them
abide by the rules of... - betartja a szabályokat
You have to abide by the rules of the game
people from all different classes and positions in life
people from all walks of life - emberek különböző társadalmi helyzetből
The club attracts people from all walks of life.
all over the place - mindenütt, mindenfelé
There were policemen all over the place.
to do your part of a job or duty that you share with other people
Do your (fair) share of sg - megoszt vmit
I do my share of the housework.
to make se so bored, annoyed or anxious that they feelthey are going crazy
drive someone mad (drive se crazy) - megőrjít
Stop making that noise, will you? It's driving me mad.
to be sexually attracted to someone
fancy - vonzó
All the girls fancied him like mad.
without an obvious reason
for no apparent reason - minden látható ok nélkül
Suddenly and for no apparent reason, he stood up angrily and walked out of the room.
to become extremely angry with someone
go mad at sb - megőrül vkitől
Joe will go mad when he finds out how much I spent on that dress.
to have sg that gives you an advantage or helps you in some way
have the benefit of sg - az az előnye
She has had the benefit of a first-class education.
that idea that everything that is typical of the upper classes must be bad
inverted snobbery - fordított sznobizmus
He changed his accent - an example of inverted snobbery.
to form an opinion about sg before you know all the facts
jump to conclusions - elhamarkodott következtetés
Don't jump to conclusions - maybe he just wants to be friendly.
leave sg untidy, without putting it in its proper place
leave sg lying around - szanaszét hagy
Why do you have to leave all your papers lying around on the floor?
to unknowingly do sg that will cause you trouble
let (yourself) in for - belerántják, beleugratják vmibe
I don't think Carol knew what she was letting herself in for when she married Pete.
a decision made quickly without any thought or preparation
(make a) snap decision - gyors, váratlan döntést hoz
There was no time to think: I had to make a snap decision.
an attitude or personality where you are always trying to control other people without considering their wishes or feeling
overbearing attitude/personality - erőszakos hozzáállás/személyiség
She has a very overbearing attitude.
short at the back and sides of his head, and slightly longer at the top
short back and sides - oldalt és hátul nyírás
I asked the barber for a short back and sides.
I married beneath me - all women do.
sugárzik a boldogságtól
My wife and I were blissfully happy for 21 years.
félelem az elköteleződéstől
a fear of commitment
They would also like it if they trusted them, but that would probably be asking too much.
Around the house, a man's conversation is especially economical, often reduced to grunts and utterances of one syllable.
Telephone calls are for the transmission of essential information.
A bemused man may ask a woman who has just spent two hours on the phone to someone they saw only that morning.
tisztában van valamivel
be aware of
This point cannot be made aware of the fact that they have not done what they said they were going to do, and therefore need to be prompted regularly, otherwise it won't get done.
But surveys show that men still spend four or five times as long on domestic chores as their helpful spouses.
The fact is that men can tolerate a greater degree of grime and disorder before they even notice it.
szórakoztató képes folyóirat
They read articles in glossy magazines about having it all.
folly of sacrificing quality of life
Then they read about the folly of sacrificing quality of life and piece of mind to Superwoman ideals, and feel conscience-stricken about that too.
Men find it hard to commit themselves to a relationship.
It not only means spending money, but making snap decisions.
a nézegetés okozta öröm
joy of staring
The joy of staring at gods which cannot be bought because the shop is closed, is quite beyond their comprehension.
magának való ember
Has got a clue
Push sb around
Kénytelen megtenni valamit
nem szívesen szánja rá magát
Let oneself in for
Beating about the bush
Látható ok nélkül
For no apparent reason
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