Phrases and Phrasal Verbs (Most-Used 500+ Terms)/
Intermediate Deck 8

Intermediate Deck 8

Total: 20 words

get down to

phrasal verb

to start doing something with effort

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look down on

phrasal verb

to express or show contempt or disdain to someone or something

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take into account

phrase

​to think or consider someone or something when making a decision or conclusion

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have something or nothing to do with

phrase

to be connected, related, or involved with someone or something to the extent specified

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up for grabs

phrase

available to anyone

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to the effect / to this effect / to that effect

phrase

used to express ​that you are giving a general form of what was said or written rather than the exact words

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at somebody's disposal

phrase

available for use or help, any time or as needed

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to somebody's advantage

phrase

to use or respond to something in order to benefit from it, especially when it is expected to harm or damage you

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live up to

phrasal verb

to have the qualities or do the things people expect

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to the best of someone's knowledge

phrase

as far as you know; used when saying that something is true, though you're not entirely sure

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be in for

phrase

to be going to experience something, especially something unpleasant

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up in the air

idiom

uncertain or unsure

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follow through

phrasal verb

to complete something that has been started

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make good on something

phrasal verb

to fulfill an obligation, such as a promise or a debt

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be over one's head

phrase

to be too difficult or strange for someone to understand

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beg the question

idiom

said during a situation where something obvious should be asked or brought to attention

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come to mind

idiom

the state of suddenly remembering or thinking about someone or something

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turn in someone or something

phrasal verb

to give or return something to someone

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in the wake of

phrase

happening after something, and often because of it

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step back

phrasal verb

to stop doing or being involved with something, often in order to think about it

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