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put(you) through
connect you to the department/person
under way
in progress
put(you)down
write your name on the list
found out
learnt/discovered/heard about
a rule of thumb
a rule for general guidance
take(your) details
record your name, address, etc
the off chance
the slight possibility
pull out
withdraw/cancel
from time to time
Sometimes
red tape
official rules/procedures
up in the air
undecided
I wouldn't count on it
don't expect it to happen/rely on it
a goer
a useful successful/project
a head start
an advantage
I may as well
I should(it's probably a good opportunity)
ASAP
as soon as possible
snapped up
taken accepted quickly
miss the boat
miss/lose an opportunity
this arvo
this afternoon
What's up?
What's the problem?
not keeping up
not progressing at the expected rate
too laid-back
too relaxed/lazy
a piece of cake
an easy task
turn up to
attend
a rude awakening
an unpleasant surprise
not up to scratch
not good enough/not of an acceptable standard/level
drop out
quit/stop participating
not cut out for
not suited to
throw in the towel
stop trying/participating
put in
(time/work) invested
giving up
stopping effort
Buckley's chance
little or no chance of(success)
see(something)through
persist/continue(to completion)
knuckle down
work hard
some pointers
some advice
get stuck into it
try/work hard
catch up
reach/achieve the required level up(after being behind)
get through
pass/complete
give it a go
try
That's more like it!
That's a better idea!
looked over(something)
examined
go over(something)
review/discuss
enlarge on(something)
explain in more detail
take for granted
assume/suppose(something) will be known
spell out
explain clearly
stand out
be noticeable
sell yourself
promote your value
something along the same lines
similar to
keep going
continue
it just so happens
by chance
take it
suppose
come in handy
be useful
a plus
an advantage
fit the bill
be exactly the right person(or thing) for the job
bring up to date
change to include the most recent information/ideas
put together
compose/make
be looking at
expect(a certain amount)
and so on
and other things
a rough idea
an estimation
(to)set up
arrange/organise
brush up on
revise/review/practise
rusty
weak/impaired due to lack of practice (needing of practice)
falling off
decreasing
between you and me
confidentially(this information is private)
pointing the finger
saying the problem was caused by(you)
go in for
get/seek/show interest in(something)
hold our own
keep/defend our position
go along with
agree with
bite the bullet
make an important/difficult decision
up against
competing with
folding
failing/closing(business)
jump on the bandwagon
follow the popular course
go under
fail(in business)
be at the cutting edge
be involved with the most advanccd/recent developments
keep your finger on the pulse
know the latest information
putting off
delaying/postponing
the bottom line
the basic truth
the sooner the better
as soon as possible
a vicious circle
a cycle(of problems)in which the solution to one problem creates more problems
mind-boggling
unbelievable/amazing/difficult to understand
get my head around
understand/accept
go with the flow
accept changes(in life)
get the ball rolling
start the project/activity
make up my mind
decide
promise the earth
promise great things
the run-up to
period of time before(an event)
live up to(a promise)
honour fulfil(a promise)
pay lip service to(something)
talk about an issue without sincerity(without meaning what is said)
haven't got much to show
have not produced results
(term) is up
(term period of time)is finished
a fair go
fair treatment
deliver the goods
produce the promised results
six of one and half a dozen of the other
there will be no difference in the final result
knock
Criticise
pollies
politicians
give it their best shot
try to achieve the best result
face the music
accept responsibility and criticism(for an action or decision)
weigh up
consider carefully(the available options)
see through
not be deceived by(someone or something)
hype
publicity
whinging
complaining
sit up and take notice
become interested
cluey
clever/knowledgeable
No way!
I'd never do that!
toying with the idea
thinking about
come across
find by chance
going for a song
being sold very cheaply
take the plunge
take a decisive step
from scratch
from the beginning without help
up and running
operating
on the grapevine
(information) heard through other people
going downhill
needing repair/not cared for
get rid of
dispose of (it)
run-down
neglected/in a bad condition
elbow grease
hard work/physical effort
up my sleeve
in my mind
off the ground
into successful operation
put(you) off
discourage (you)
get your fingers burnt
suffer a bad experience
pros and cons
advantages and disadvantages
weigh up
consider
take into accoun
consider
look into(it)
investigate
drawbacks
disadvantages
do(my)homework
research investigate
go ahead
continue/proceed
takes me back
makes me remember
to get up to(something)
do/be engaged in(an activity)
in one piece
alive and unharmed
crazy
foolish(but exciting)
burn the candle at both ends
have very little sleep(due to too much activity)
take a sickie
have a day of work(with the excuse of being sick)
keep(that)up
continue with(that activity)
turned upside down
completely changed(usually in a negative way)
get over(it)
recover
I'd rather not go into it
l'd rather not talk about/discuss it
Fair enough
l understand. I accept what you say.
strike me as(something)
seem/appear to me as(something)
put this behind me
recover from(this unhappy experience)
get on with(something)
proceed/continue with(something)
haven't looked back
have progressed/succeeded
take the rough with the smooth
accept both good and bad experiences in life
can't turn the clock back
can't go back to the past
ups and downs
good and bad experience in life
stand on my own feet
be independent
around the corner
in the future
make the most of
fully use and enjoy
Are you right there?
Do you need some help? (Can I help you?)
after
seeking looking for
a bottleneck
a crowded section of road
bumper to bumper traffic
very slow moving traffic
K's
kilometres
doing up
repairing/improving
hold ups
delays
thrown me
confused me
tricky
difficult/confusing
CBD
central business district
hairy
frightening/dangerous
truckies
truck drivers
go flat out
go very quickly
a short cut
a shorter way
do a U-ie
do a U-turn(turn around and drive the opposite way)
ute
utility truck
a dogleg
a bend in the road(shaped like a dog's back leg)
follow your nose
go straight ahead/go the obvious way
much of a muchness
almost the same result
be up the creek
in trouble/difficulty
No worries!
You are welcome.
just about
almost
play it by ear
wait and see what happens
looking forward to
eagerly awaiting
half hearted(about)
disinterested(only half interested)
let's face it
we must be realistic
every Tom, Dick and Harry
a lot of(ordinary) people
straight away
immediately
twiddling my thumbs
doing nothing
wrapped in the idea
happy about the idea
killing two birds with one stone
achieving two things/results with one action
paving the way
preparing the way
you never know
there is a possibility
down the track
in the future
have to hand it to(you)
have to admire/congratulate(you)
have it all worked out
have everything planned and
organised turn up
arrive/occur/happen
out of the blue
unexpectedly(without planning)
set(our) sights on
decide and aim for
go for it!
strive/try hard(to get what we want)
go places
be successful
get my act together
get organi
a toss up
a choice/decision
doesn't agree with me
isn't good for my health
steer clear of
avoid
off
bad/stale
can't stand
dislike very much
on the house
at no cost(at the management's expense)
I don't blame you
I understand your decision.
go for
choose/have
my shout
it's my treat/I will pay for you.
round
set of drinks(one for each member)
I'm easy
I'll be happy with either choice/I don't mind.
on second thoughts
after thinking more about(it)
a hangover
a headache etc.caused by too much alcohol
polish off
finish
a scream
a very funny(thing)
a send up
an entertaining mimic(joke)
taken with
impressed with/by(something)
over the top
exaggerated/extreme
far-fetched
unbelievable
check it out
see/investigate