Phrases and Phrasal Verbs (Most-Used 500+ Terms)/
Intermediate Deck 3

Intermediate Deck 3

Total: 20 words

err on the side of

phrase

to do or show more rather than less of a specified quality in one’s actions

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pull out

phrasal verb

to depart from or drive away from a place in a vehicle

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turn around

phrasal verb

to reverse the way, course, or direction of something or someone as to improve or impress

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open up

phrasal verb

to start to talk more about yourself and your feelings

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keep up

phrasal verb

to continue something in the same manner

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from scratch

idiom

from the very beginning, especially without using or relying on previous work or aid; from a point where no work has been done yet

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pay off

phrasal verb

to be successful, especially if involving risk

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stick with / be stuck with

phrasal verb

to continue being committed to someone or something

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be on hold / put on hold

phrasal verb

​if a person on the phone is put on hold, he or she will have to wait to be connected to another person

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rule of thumb

idiom

a general, practical, or approximate way of doing, judging, or measuring something

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in no way

phrase

not at all

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off the top of one's head

phrase

based only on what you remember, without taking time to think carefully about it

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do away with someone

phrasal verb

to murder someone

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for good

phrase

permanently or forever

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in the wrong

phrase

responsible for something bad, such as an accident, mistake, etc.

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in the event of / in the event that

phrase

if something or the said situation happens

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lay out

phrasal verb

to spread something out, or to arrange things

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come through

phrasal verb

to succeed in doing something or to fulfill a task or promise

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come over

phrasal verb

to be affected by something

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in the interest of

phrase

in order to help, achieve, preserve, or develop something

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