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set/put your mind to sth

to decide you are going to do something and to put a lot of effort into doing it: (예문1) If you’d just put your mind to it, I’m sure you could do it. (예문2) He set his mind to lose his weight so that he will be healthy. (예문3) You can do anything if you […]

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a (heavy) cross to bear

an unpleasant or painful situation or person that you have to accept and deal with, although you find it very difficult; a responsibility or an unpleasant situation which you must live with, because you cannot change it (예문1) Looking back, a heavy cross to bear was a perfect tool for me to become a better […]

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a bitter pill (to swallow)

something that is very unpleasant but must be accepted: (예문1) Losing to a younger player was a bitter pill to swallow.(예문2) Having her athletic career cut short because of an injury was a bitter pill for Maria to swallow. Source: Cambridge Dictionary, Idioms Online Hits: 0

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a hard/tough nut to crack

a problem that is very difficult to solve or a person who is very difficult to understand; a person or thing that is difficult to deal with, understand, or influence (예문1) The problem is a hard nut to crack.(예문2) He is a tough nut, but I think I can get him to agree to the […]

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be out of the woods yet

to no longer be in danger or difficulty; used for saying that a situation is still difficult although it has improved; (예문) There has been a slight upturn in the economy, but we’re not out of the woods yet. (Source: Macmillan Dictionary) Hits: 0

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Present Perfect

현재 완료형은 두 가지 경우에 사용된다. 과거의 불분명한 시점에 일어난 일을 언급할 때 과거부터 현재까지 계속되고 있는 일을 언급할 때 아래는 grammarly.com 에서 설명하는 내용이다. The present perfect tense refers to an action or state that either occurred at an indefinite time in the past (e.g., we have talked before) or began in the past […]

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become an integral part of daily life

Something that is integral is very important or necessary. If you are an integral part of the team, it means that the team cannot function without you. (Source: Vocabulary.com) (예문1) I was an integral part of the team when I worked as a software engineer. (예문2) A zoom call has become an integral part of […]

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have an edge on (someone or something)

To have an advantage over someone or something; to be in a more favorable position than someone or something else. (예문) Starbucks has an edge on Dunkin’, according to Wall Street. Hits: 3

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kick in

to start to have an effect or to happen: (예문) It takes half an hour for the medication to kick in. Hits: 1

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with all due respect,…

used as a polite formula preceding, and intended to mitigate the effect of, an expression of disagreement or criticism. (예문) With all due respect, Father, I think you’ve got to be more broad-minded these days. Hits: 1