by javier1125
(45 terms)
term Description
bite your tongue stop yourself from saying sth offensive, hurtful or inappropriate
change for the better (n.) to talk about an improvement in the state or condition of something
hats off (to sb) to say you admire or respect s.o. because they've done sth impressive (also mean 'congratulations')
quiet quitting (v.) not overworking but just doing the work that is required and within your defined working hours
the gift that keeps on giving a thing or situation which has benefits that are repeated over a long period of time
to be at a loss describes that feeling you get when you're not sure what to say or do (+AS TO)
under your breath say sth so quietly that no one else can hear exactly what you're saying (mutter) (=por lo bajo)
to win hands down to win very easily or decisively
off the top of your head saying sth from memory and not checking the facts
to call it a day we just mean we have decided to stop what are we doing for the rest of the day
to steal (sb)'s thunder when sb take the attention away from the other person to his own advantage
a flying start an excellent beginning (=to get off to a good start)
to jog (sb)'s memory to do sth to help sb remember (=refrescar)
to know the score to understand the situation o know what is really going on (=conocer la jugada)
to take (sth) to heart to react to (sb)'s criticism or advise seriously so that become upset by it (=tomárselo a pecho)
to slow walk (sth) to delay (doing) sth or prevent it from progressing (=dilatar, demorar, retrasar)
thanks a bunch (=thanks for nothing) an ironic reply to sb who is being unhelpful or not doing what they said they would do
to rabbit on (PV) someone talking so much that they become boring to listen to (=hablar por los codos)
caught red-handed when s.o. are discovered doing sth wrong and there's no doubt (=pillado in fraganti)
no ifs, (ands) or buts no negotiation, compromise, or excuses are permitted. It can also mean there is no doubt
(it's the) story of my life always having bad luck. A negative (unlucky) thing happening all the time
wiggle room (n.)  we use to talk about how much we can change sth like a timetable or budget to allow us to do sth else
to go off on one to become suddenly very angry (=despotricar)
fitspiration (=fitspo) when sth or s.o.motivates you to get fit
shout-out (n.) mention a person or thing's name to praise or thank them publicly (=reconocimiento)
to get with the programme to accept new ways of doing things, modernise views or take on new ideas (=espabila, ponte las pilas)
to level up (p.v.) improving sth so it's the same level or quality as sth else where standards are higher
hard pass (slang) when we really don't want to do sth and we're not going to change our mind (=certainly not)
famous last words when we believe sth someone says will soon be proven wrong (or to laugh at sth we've said previously)
it (can) happen(s) to the best of us 'don't worry as anyone can make that kind of mistake'
to jump through (lots of) hoops to have to do lots of difficult and sometimes unnecessary things to achieve sth (=superar trabas)
on the table to put an idea, suggestion or plan forward for others to discuss or consider
pet hate (=pet peeve) a situation or thing that just irritates you and not everyone will feel the same way(=manía, cosa que molesta)
productivity theatre the act of s.o. appearing to work hard when in reality they're not being very productive
kiss sth goodbye an informal expression that means 'to accept the loss of a thing or a situation/opportunity'
on point an informal way of saying that sth is at the best level that it could be. Also 'perfectly appropiate'
to be in with a shout to have a good chance of winning sth or succeeding in sth (=estar a punto de )
scatterbrain (n.) a person who is disorganised or forgetful (=absent-minded person/cabeza de chorlito, está en la luna)
to breathe down someone's neck to watch someone closely and check everything they do (=con el aliento en el cogote)
drip feed to give information in small amounts -little by little- rather than all at once (=dosificar)
cakeism we want (or we're offered) two things at the same time, which in reality is impossible to achieve
to pull the threads to investigate deeper into sth, revealing the hidden connections behind it (=tirar del hilo)
to go with the flow (=to go with the tide) to follow others in their thoughts, ideas or actions cos it's the easiest thing (=dejarse llevar)
join the club it's said to s.o. to explain that you are in the same bad situation as they are
fill your boots take advantage of a situation, or get as much of sth as possible (eat your fill) (=ponerse las botas)