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Procedere dei fatti
They don't know how things will pan out.
I was very sorry to hear that Ted’s grandfather passed away.
The old man passed away whilst sleeping.
Millantare, far passare per qualcuno o qualcosa di diverso
Pass off as
trying to pass off fakes as
eighteenth-century pieces of forniture.
Trasmettere un messaggio
I'll pass the message on when Mandy is back home.
Svenire, perdere conoscenza
When she heard that she'd won a lot of money, she passed out.
Everyone in the room needs the report... help me to pass them out.
I’ve to pay back the fifty pounds I borrowed.
I'm going to pay Harry back for the insult.
Spendere per comprare
I paid fifty pounds for the jumper.
Frank paid the cash into his account.
Our mortgage will be paid off in twenty years.
Produrre un risultato positivo
My patience paid off when the company finally signed the contract.
Sheila was ill, but she perked up a bit when some friends dropped by.
Diminuire fino ad esaurirsi, svanire
Beverly was so snotty to enter politics,
but soon her enthusiasm petered out.
Fare scomparire gradualmente
They’re phasing out big old cars with modern city-cars.
Mangiar poco, smangiuzzare
Beverly’s on diet now, that’s why she only picks at food in a bored fashion.
Greg couldn't pick out the bandit from the mug shots the police showed
Prendere una malattia, un’influenza
Matt picked up the flu in the crowded underground train.
So, Peter.. we can pick up the lesson where we left off tomorrow.
Rachel’s been ill, but she’s picking up again now.
Prices have picked up during the Christmas time.
Hey… where did you pick your English?
Conoscere per caso, rimorchiare
Gwen is the girl Sam picked up at the party.
Ingozzarsi, mangiare molto
We pigged out so much food that I’m still feeling stuffed.
The latest news is bad enough, so please… don’t pile it on by other
Work keeps on piling up and Fiona can't manage to get it all done.
Mettere alle corde, “inchiodare”
It’s really difficult to make Sheila state something definite about his
intentions… he just won’t be pinned down!
Descrivere con esattezza
To be honest I can’t pin down what is that I don’t like about Sharon.
Ordinare il silenzio
The teacher asked the students to pipe down.
Comportarsi stupidamente, senza rispetto, perdere tempo senza fare il dovuto o
Piss about, piss around
Sam... we haven't got
stop pissing about and get the work
Oh, Patricia... stop
pissing me about and let’s get to the point!
You're trying to gain time, Kim:
pissing me around...
I want my money back!
a lot but, she
pissed it all away
Dire di andarsene brutalmente
Sheila’s so silly: she had been boring me all the day with bollocks… so
the end I told her to piss off!
Annoiare a morte
Sharon, please… stop it! The play is over, you’ve pissed me off!
We'll be finished soon if all the staff pitches in.
The Government has tried to play down the importance of the quality of
Mary polished off half a bottle of whisky.
Fare una scappatina fuori, uscire per poco
I'm just popping out for food shopping.
Piovere a catinelle
It poured down so they had to remain indoors.
The car pulled away at high speed.
Arrivare di un treno alla stazione
The train pulled in and Victor rushed to meet Wendy as she got off.
Fare bene delle cose non facili
No-one thought that Tom would be able to do it, but he pulled it off
The cab pulled up outside the school and Patricia got out.
Forzare una fila, inserirsi
The old man just pushed in the queue at the cash with effrontery.
We quietened down when the lights were switched off.
Aspettare, fare una coda
Tom had to queue up standing hours in a line to get tickets for the
Rabbit on about something
Brian kept rabbitting on about a series of fling relationships of the past
whilst we were yawning.
People are rabbitting on about how horrible the Americans are... but this is
not my experience!
Trattare noiosamente, non arrivare al punto
Ramble on about
Our grannies used to have a tea and ramble on for hours about their
Please, Goldie… stop rambling on and let’s get to the point!
Accrescere, aumentare, elevare
Ramp up something
The launch of a new software was an effective way to ramp up the company's
Informare le autorità
Sam ratted to the police on the wrongdoings of his neighbours.
Albert rattled off load of statistics which nobody could understand.
Leggere ad alta voce
The commission read out the names of those students who'd passed.
Ripetere a memoria, a “rullo”
Holly has a fantastic memory: she had quickly reeled off all the names
the class without hesitation.
Don't even think about shopping here... they'll rip you off.
The Government had to rule out the possibility of a cut in wages,
parte, nascondere soldi o valori
Belinda salted away a
fortune over the years and no one ever knew!
Patrick's saving up to buy a sports car.
Belinda’s dog scared the burglars away barking at them.
Cercare con difficoltà
Scratch around for something
Many people are scratching around for a better place where to
Sbagliare, fare male una cosa, rovinare
Jenny screwed up her interview and now she feels depressed.
Sandy screwed up the project and was sacked.
Annotare, scrivere al
When I met Marion I scribbled down her phone number on my
Vendere completamente, esaurire
They sold out the tickets in a couple of hours.
The concert completely sold out weeks in advance.
Rompere una promessa, non mantenere la parola
Workers think they've been sold out to the new japanese company by trade
Richiedere o comperare per posta
Send away for
Joan has sent away for the new catalogue.
Chiamare a casa, fare venire
Lucy’s getting worse… we ought to send for the doctor!
Fare una vita di routine
Paul married Gwen two years ago and settled down living a routine life.
Settle up with
Don, I owe you a lot of money… I’ll settle up at the end of the month.
Confrontare I prezzi per comprare
Sally, If you shop around you can find some real bargains.
Sfoggiare, mettersi in mostra
Peter always shows off with his knowledge.
Comportarsi in modo da attirare l’attenzione
The children were showing off by spilling food over the table.
The boss was upset when Meg didn't show up for the meeting.
Many little shops shut down when the supermarket opened.
Chiudere un computer
Pat, you should close all programs before you shut the computer down.
Shut up Dan… hold your tongue!
In the end I gave Norman some money just to shut him up.
The kids always side with me against you… they love me!
Essere compreso, venire capito
The tutor explained the lesson to me twice but it still hasn’t sunk in.
What you said didn’t sink in at first.
Non fare niente
Ed and Jo sat around doing nothing, while the other students did all
Rimanere fino alla fine
Tom was bored and wanted to leave halfway, but he sat through the film.
Sparlare di qualcuno, criticare
The old ladies spent whole day slagging their husbands off.
The gig was not good and the press slagged our band off with bad
Andare a letto con molti
Becky used to sleep around a lot at college.
Dormire per riprendersi
Mary drank too much, now she’s sleeping the effects of alcohol.
Posticipare al giorno dopo
I can give you a decision just now… I’ll sleep on it and let you know.
Sbagliarsi, fare un errore
The waiter slipped up and brought us a wine we hadn’t ordered.
tried to smooth things over between Mary and Marc, talking with them to make
their clash less serious.
Riprendersi da una sbornia, da eccessi
Mandy sobered up a bit when she left the pub.
Ammorbidire, rendere malleabile, intortare
Steve decided to soften Liza up with a
candlelight dinner before kissing her!
Beverly's not my girl friend... she's
interested in me so she just softens me up!
Perseverare nonostante le avversità
Life got hard when James left her… she had to soldier on!
Risolvere dei problemi, sistemare
So, Tom… have you sorted out all that troubles you had with the
Conoscere le attitudini e preferenze di qualcuno
You should sound Wendy out before making a reservation!
Spiegare chiaramente a chi non capisce
Do I really have to spell it out… no money left!
He’s spicing up his life by travelling around and riding a big
Dividere, separare in gruppi
Dorothy split the class up into groups of six.
Finire una relazione
Ed and Carrie are always splitting up and then getting back together
The thought of a raise spurred the team on to complete the plan on
Stare da parte
Greg, don't stand aside… you let others do all the work!
Rimanere a fianco, sostenere
Sheila stood by me as she believed that I was trustworthy.
I'm not going to stand for your rude manners any longer.
Do you know what these Cyrillic words stand for?
The old hated the values of modern society and all it stood for.
Stand in for
I had to stand in for a colleague while he was on holiday.
Frank’s pink jumper stood out from the crowd.
Dare supporto morale
Stand up for
We really have to stand up for human rights.
Stand up to
It was brave of Brenda to stand up to the crook.
They started up a new branch on a little budget.
I'm going to stay in tonight… I’m worn out!
Restare più a lungo
Harris stayed on after he graduated to do a Master's degree.
Uscire, stare fuori casa
Sam and Belinda stayed out all night, but anything happened.
Fiona’s parents stayed up until she was back home.
The police have stepped up the pressure on alcohol-drive.
Turbare, rovinare, incasinare
He’s always stirring up things between Janet and Ted… he’s a
Far credere qualcosa ad una persona
Linda’s stringing Marc along pretending to like him.
They can barely string two words together in English.
Spegnere una sigaretta
Patricia stubbed her cigarette out in the ashtray and left home.
At the end the teacher summed up the main points again.
Prendere il coraggio a due mani
Fiona couldn't summon up the strength to apply for the new job.
Arrivare a capire
Belinda? Oh... it took her ages to suss out what was going on!
Avere un’alta opinione, credere in qualcosa
Rod is such an alcoholic: he swears by whisky as the very medicine for
Avere un’ematoma, una infiammazione
After falling down the stairs, Jack’s knee was all swollen up.