Phrasal Expressions – Lesson 17 (English)

Phrasal Expressions : Lesson 17 (English)
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To blow out: to explode, to go flat (for tires); to extinguish by blowing.
To become of: to happen to (a missing object or person). This idiom is always used in a clause beginning with ‘what’.
To shut up: to close for a period of time; to be quiet, to stop talking. The second definition of this idiom is impolite in formal situations.
Have got: to have, to possess.
Have got to: must (also: have to).
To keep up with: to maintain the same speed or rate as.
On the other hand: however, in contrast.
To turn down: to reduce in brightness or volume; to reject, to refuse.
Fifty-fifty: divided into two equal parts.
To break in: gradually to prepare something for use that is new and stiff; to interrupt(for the second definition, also: to cut in); to enter illegally or by force.
A lost cause: a hopeless case, a person or situation having no hope of positive change.
Above all: mainly, especially.
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