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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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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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Fake it till you make it.

To act like you are something so you can, in fact, become that thing. Hits: 2

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have/throw a fit

be very surprised or angry Hits: 2

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fly under (the/someone’s) radar

To go without being noticed, detected, or addressed. (예문) The negative impact of social media flew under our radar. Hits: 0

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muster up the courage

용기를 내다 (예문) Eventually, I mustered up the courage to go over and ask him for his phone number. Hits: 5

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walk on eggshells

If you are walking on eggs/eggshells, you are being very careful not to offend someone or do anything wrong: be extremely cautious about one’s words or actions. (예문) When my mother is staying at our house, I feel like I’m walking on eggshells. Hits: 1