= competing in a strong and unfair way, without considering any harm caused to others
- Many firms have fallen victim to cut-throat competition.
to persuade someone in a clever or slightly dishonest way to allowyou to do something or to give you something
- to blag
- Somehow they managed to blag their way in.
to follow someone or something, usually to try to catch him, her, or it:
- He was killed by the driver of a stolen car who was being hotly pursued by the police.
- I don't think we should pursue this matter any further.
Bezohledně šla za svými ambicemi, nenechajíce nic vstoupit jí do cesty
She ruthlessly pursued her ambition, letting nothing get in her way.
Tato práce je pro všechny, nahledě na předchozí zkušenosti
This job is open to all, regardless of previous experience
Nehledě na to, co si myslíš, věřím že ona je pro tu práci ta nejlepší
Regardless of what you think, I believe she's the best person for the job.
Bez ohledu na to, kolik to bude stát, ta budova musí být dokončena včas
Regardless of cost, the building must be completed on time.
Nevěřím, že lidské bytosti jsou od přírody zlé
I don´t believe that human beings are innately evil
OPPOSITE: take risks
Rozmazlováním dětem nepomáháš, jednou musejí vyrůst
You're not helping the children by mollycoddling them - they have to grow up sometime.
idiom: to try to protect someone too carefully
- wrap sb (up) in cotton wool
- You can't wrap (up) your children in cotton wool forever.
idiom: to be able to provide all of the things you need for living without help from anyone else:
- stand on your own (two) feet
- She'll have to get a job and learn to stand on her own two feet sooner or later
Je velmi skromný, co se týče jeho úspěchu
He's very humble about his success.
I když se stala slavnou a bohatou, nikdy nezapomněla na její skrovné zázemí
Even when she became rich and famous, she never forgot her humble background
a period of training spent in a hospital by a young doctor in order to finish their medical qualification:
- He served his internship at Garfield Hospital
someone who has agreed to work for a skilled person for a particular period of time and often for low payment, in order to learn that person's skills:
- Most of the work was done by apprentices.an apprentice carpenter
Which is the difference between a barrister and a solicitor?
- barrister: a type of lawyer in the UK , Australia, and some other countries who can give specialized legal advice and can argue a case in both higherand lower courts
- solicitor: a type of lawyer in Britain and Australia who is trained to preparecases and give advice on legal subjects and can represent people in lower courts:
Jestli od tebe do měsíce nedostanu uspokojivou odpověď, předám tu záležitost do rukou svého právníka
Unless I receive a satisfactory response from you within a month I shall put this matter into the hands of my solicitor.
Obhájce se zeptal, jestli si jeho klient smí zavolat
The solicitor asked that her client be allowed to make a phone call.
Můj právník zhotoví smlouvu.
My solicitor is drawing up a contract.
1)to ask someone for money, information, or help:
2)to offer sex for money, usually in a public place
učit se pokus/omyl
to learn st by trial and error
idiom: a feeling of being very nervous or frightened about something
- suffer from butterflies in your stomach
- I'm meeting her parents tonight, and I have a bad case of butterflies in my stomach
Pořádáme turnaj na novém hokejovém stadionu, jako zkoušku před zimní olympiádou, která se koná příští zimu
We're holding a tournament in the new ice-hockey stadium, as a trial run for next year's Winter Olympics.
podařilo se mu prolézt/ protlouci se závěrečnými zkouškami
He managed to scrape through his final exams.
1) to follow closely
2) to follow someone else while they are at work in order to learn about that person's job
- 1) The police think that the robbers shadowed their victims for days before the crime.The euro has closely shadowed the dollar.
- 2)Your first week in the job will be spent shadowing one of our more experiencedemployees.
Některé děti si z něho utahovali, pokoušeje se vyvolat bitku:)
Some kids were teasing him, trying to pick a fight.
Jaká je pravděpodobnost, že bude znovu zvolen?
What are the odds on him being (= do you think he will be) re-elected?
Pokud řídíš auto celý život, pravděpodobnost je taková, že jednou budete mí nehodu
If you drive a car all your life, the odds are that you'll have an accident at some point.
Navzdory všemu se uzdravil
Against all the odds, he recovered.
upnout se (idiom)
- set your heart on sth/doing sth
- She's set her heart on having a pony.
He made a ... attempt to clear up the rubbish.
(... =showing no enthusiasm or interest)
Označil výchovu jako podstatný nástroj v přemostění propasti mezi bohatými a chudými
He singled out education as a vital tool in bridging the gap between rich and poor.
an important positive development:
The group has made ... to expand internationally.
he person who is directly responsible for managing the workof someone else in a company or business, and who is one level above that person
it´s about how much responsibility your ... will give you
Nepředpokládám žádné obtíže tak dlouho, dokud se budeme držet rozpočtu
I don't foresee any difficulties so long as we keep within budget.
to make someone feel slightly frightened or worried about their abilityto achieve something:
She was not at all ... by the size of the problem.
kdo shledává představu nutnosti splácet studenstskou půjčku skličující?
Who finds the prospect of having to pay back a student loan daunting?
a daunting prospect
still confident and enthusiastic despite a failure or problem
She was rejected the first time she applied to the university, but, ... , reapplied the following year and was accepted.
a system of working in which people work a set number of hourswithin a fixed period of time, but can change the time they start or finish work
someone who works on different projects with different companiesinstead of being a company employee:
Most of the journalists I know are/work ...
a period in which a woman is legally allowed to be absent from workin the weeks before and after she gives birth
Ona byla řídící silou celého projektu
She was the driving force behind the project
... mind (...= hungry for knowledge)
abys byl schopen analyzovat informace aniž by ses nechal ovlivnit emocemi musíš mít schopnost kritického myšlení
to analyse information without letting feelings influence you, you have to have critical thinking skills
v této práci je důležité neztratit hlavu, pozitivní přístup k životu a mít potřebné schopnosti
For this job it´s important not to lose your temper, to have positive outlook on the life and to have the requisite skills
having or based on a clear understanding and good judgment of a situation, resulting in an advantage:
He was ... enough not to take the job when there was the possibility of getting a better one a few months later.
stupidní (polovičního ducha:) poznámka
a half-witted remark
Zajímá by mě, co bylo s jejím dospíváním, že ji to učinilo tak nejistou
I wonder what it was about her upbringing that made her so insecure.