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a stone's throw advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative, informal (near)einen Steinwurf entfernt Rdw
 The shop is just a stone's throw from my house.
 Der Laden ist nur einen Steinwurf von meinem Haus entfernt.
Adam's apple nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (prominent part of man's throat)Adamsapfel Nm
 A man's Adam's apple sticks out from his throat.
apple of [sb]'s eye exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (beloved person)Liebste Nn
  (übertragen)Aufapfel Nm
 Jenny loved her children, but her eldest child was the apple of her eye.
 New: Er behütete seine kleine Tochter wie seinen Augapfel.
at wit's end,
at your wit's end
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(upset, frustrated)mit den Nerven am Ende Rdw
  nicht mehr weiter wissen Rdw
  weder ein noch aus wissen Rdw
 Kathy was at her wit's end with worry when her son failed to come home from school.
at wit's end,
at your wit's end
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(unable to find a solution)an etwas verzweifeln Rdw
  am Ende seiner Kräfte ankommen Rdw
 Dave was at his wit's end trying to fix the photocopier.
bachelor's degree,
US: bachelor degree
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(undergraduate qualification) (Anglizismus)Bachelorabschluss, Bachelor Nm
 Most well-paying jobs today require at least a bachelor's degree.
be in the driver's seat,
take the driver's seat,
have the driver's seat,
be in the driving seat
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (have control)das Steuer übernehmen Rdw
  das Sagen haben Rdw
 If he thinks he can lead the team better, let him have the driver's seat.
beat a path to [sb]'s door v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (be keen to meet with [sb](umgangssprachlich)jdm die Bude einrennen Rdw
 If you have a good idea, investors will beat a path to your door.
 Wenn du eine gute Idee hast, dann werden dir die Investoren die Bude einrennen
beginner's luck nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (success despite inexperience)Anfängerglück Nn
 Joe attributed his success to beginner's luck.
bird's nest nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (structure built by a bird)Vogelnest Nn
 There is a bird's nest built in the tree outside my house.
bull's eye nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (centre of target)Mitte Nf
  Volltreffer Nm
 John threw a dart, which hit the bull's eye.
by a hair's breadth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by the slightest margin)um Haaresbreite Adv + Nf
  gerade so Adj + Adv
 The horse won by a hair's breadth.
dentist's chair nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (adjustable seat for dental patient)Zahnarztstuhl Nm
 He is sitting in the dentist's chair.
devil's advocate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sb] who argues in favour of [sth] unpopular)Advokat des Teufels Rdw
  jemand, der eine unbeliebte Meinung vertritt Rdw
 Can I play devil's advocate, and ask you a question?
director's chair nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (film director's seat)Regiestuhl Nm
 The film director sat in the director's chair and gave instructions to the actors.
director's chair nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (position of authority)Vorstand Nm
  Leitung Nf
 I'm in the director's chair now.
the dog's bollocks,
the mutt's nuts
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
UK, vulgar, figurative, slang (top quality, the best)das Beste Best Art, n + Nn
dot the i's and cross the t's v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (attend to detail)pingelig sein Adj + Vi
Down's nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. abbr, informal (Down's syndrome: chromosome abnormality)Downsyndrom Nn
  Down-Syndrom Nn
  Trisomie 21 Nf
driver's seat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (seat for driver)Fahrersitz Nm
 The driving instructor sat in the passenger seat and the student sat in the driver's seat.
drum [sth] into [sb]'s head v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (instill by repetition) (übertragen, ugs)jemandem etwas eintrichtern Partv tr, sepa
  (übertragen, ugs)jemandem etwas einprügeln Part tr, sepa
 Our father, a clever but uneducated man, always drummed into our heads the importance of a good education.
Father's Day nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (annual celebration day for fathers) (regional: westdeutsch)Vatertag Nm
  (regional: ostdeutsch)Herrentag Nm
 This year, Father's Day falls on Sunday 21st June. I always make sure to call my dad on Father's Day.
get on [sb]'s nerves v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (irritate)jemandem auf die Nerven gehen Rdw
  jemanden nerven Pron + Vt
  (Slang, vulgär)jemandem auf den Sack gehen Rdw
 Her husband's constant grumbling was starting to get on Olga's nerves.
get your money's worth v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (get good value)das Geld wert sein Rdw
  etwas Vernünftiges für sein Geld bekommen Rdw
 When buying a computer, you need to do your research if you want to get your money's worth.
go to [sb]'s head v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, slang (make egotistical)zu Kopf steigen Rdw
 His one hit record went to his head, and now he is impossible to live with.
go to [sb]'s head v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (make drunk)betrunken machen Adj + Vi
 That glass of wine has gone straight to my head!
grant [sb]'s wish v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (fulfil [sb]'s dream)jemanden einem Wunsch erfüllen Rdw
  einen Wunsch Wirklichkeit werden lassen Rdw
 Cinderella's fairy godmother granted her wish to go to the royal ball.
grant [sb]'s wish v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (fulfil [sb]'s request)einem Wunsch nachkommen Rdw
  einer Bitte nachkommen Rdw
 Picasso granted Quinn's wish to photograph the artist at work.
have fun at [sb]'s expense v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (joke about [sb])sich über jemanden lustig machen Rdw
  sich auf Kosten anderer amüsieren Rdw
  (Slang, vulgär)jemanden verarschen Pron + Vt
 The media is currently having a lot of fun at the disgraced politician's expense.
he's contractioncontraction: Shortened form of word or words--for example, "I'd" = "I had," "can't" = "cannot." colloquial, abbreviation (he is)er ist Pron + V Präs
he's contractioncontraction: Shortened form of word or words--for example, "I'd" = "I had," "can't" = "cannot." colloquial, abbreviation (he has)er hat Pron + V Präs
 He's given me a whole load of chores to do by lunchtime.
hell's bells interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal, dated (surprise)Um Gottes Willen Int
  Ach du meine Güte Int
 Hell's bells! What has he done now?
Here's to you! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (toast)auf dich Int
 Cheers, here's to you!
it's contractioncontraction: Shortened form of word or words--for example, "I'd" = "I had," "can't" = "cannot." colloquial, abbreviation (it is)es ist Pron + V Präs
Anmerkung: Not to be confused with the possessive pronoun "its"
 It's almost time for us to leave.
it's contractioncontraction: Shortened form of word or words--for example, "I'd" = "I had," "can't" = "cannot." colloquial, abbreviation (it has) (umgangssprachlich)es war Pron + V Prät
  es ist gewesen Rdw
Anmerkung: Die richtige Zeitform ist es ist gewesen, jedoch verwendet man im gesprochenen Deutschen häufiger die erste Vergangenheitsform und somit es war.
 It's been a difficult year for the whole family.
it's been ages since preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (it's been a very long time since)es ist Ewigkeiten her Rdw
  es ist ewig her Rdw
  es ist schon lange her Rdw
 It's been ages since we all sat down together.
it's child's play exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (it's extremely easy)kinderleicht Adj
  das ist ein Kinderspiel Rdw
 It's so easy to do -- it's child's play, really.
it's early days,
it's still early days,
it's early days yet
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
informal, UK (situation may change)es kann sich noch ändern Rdw
  (übertragen)der Wind kann sich noch drehen Rdw
It's none too soon,
it is none too soon
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
informal (it is overdue)keineswegs zu früh Rdw
  (informell)kein bisschen zu früh Rdw
 It seems like spring has finally arrived, and it is none too soon for me.
it's nothing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (it is not important)es ist nichts Rdw
  passt schon Int
 "What's the problem?" "Oh, it's nothing."
king's ransom nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large sum)Vermögen Nn
  (informell)Batzen Nm
 Harry paid a king's ransom for that suit.
knife's edge,
knife edge
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(blade)Klinge Nf
  Schneide Nf
 A knife's edge is generally very sharp.
laugh in [sb]'s face v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (greet [sb] with derision)jemanden ins Gesicht lachen Rdw
  jemanden auslachen Pron + Partv tr, sepa
  laut loslachen Adj + Partv i, sepa
 When he suggested that I pay $10,000 for that piece of junk, I laughed in his face.
let's contractioncontraction: Shortened form of word or words--for example, "I'd" = "I had," "can't" = "cannot." abbr (suggestion: let us)lass uns Vt + Pron
  lasst uns Vt + Pron
 Let's stay in and just watch a video.
let's interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" UK (agreement: OK)okay Int
  ja Int
  also gut Int
 "Shall we try the new Chinese restaurant?" "Yes, let's!"
make one's mouth water v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (food: look appetizing)das Wasser im Mund zusammen laufen lassen Rdw
 The smell of that steak on the grill is making my mouth water.
make [sb]'s hair stand on end v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (frighten [sb])die Haare zu Berge stehen lassen Rdw
  zu Tode erschrecken Rdw
 That guy was so creepy, he made my hair stand on end.
mama's boy,
mamma's boy,
momma's boy
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, informal (man overly attached to his mother)Muttersöhnchen Nn
  Weichei Nn
 Tim's mother has him tied to her apron strings; he's become a mama's boy.
Master's degree,
Master's,
master's degree
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(postgraduate qualification) (umgangssprachlich)Master Nm
  Masterabschluss Nm
 He is now studying for a Master's degree in English Literature.
Mother's Day nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (celebration for mothers)Muttertag Nm
 What date is Mother's Day this year?
 An welchem Tag ist dieses Jahr Muttertag?
Mum's the word. interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (It's a secret.)Das ist ein Geheimnis Rdw
  Behalte es für dich Rdw
 Don't tell anybody about this; mum's the word.
New Year's Eve nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (31st December)Silvester Nn, Nm
  Silvesterabend Nm
  Silvestertag Nm
 On New Year's Eve a lot of people go to parties and let off fireworks. New Year's Eve is the 31 December.
 An Silvester gehen eine Menge Leute auf Parties und zünden Feuerwerkskörper.
 Silvesterabend ist am 31. Dezember.
no man's land nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (war: unoccupied area)Niemandsland Nn
 During the war, he wandered into no man's land and was very nearly shot by his own troops.
no man's land nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wasteland)Einöde Nf
  Niemandsland Nn
 The Sahara Desert is mostly a no man's land.
nobody's fool nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (person: intelligent) (übertragen)jemand, der nicht auf den Kopf gefallen ist Rdw
  (Anglizismus)clevere Person Adj + Nf
  kluger Mensch, schlauer Mensch Adj + Nm
 Jack is nobody's fool; he knows better than to lose his money in card games.
one's adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." formal (possessive)sein Pron
  ihr Pron
 One does one's best.
pope's nose,
UK: parson's nose
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, informal (cookery: tail of fowl)Pfaffenstück Nn
put [sb]'s mind at rest v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (reassure [sb])beruhigen Vt
 Let me just put your mind at rest: your condition is completely treatable.
S,
s
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(19th letter of alphabet) (Buchstabe)S Nn
 Is there one S or two in “desiccate”?
S adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." abbreviation (clothing size: small) (Kleidergröße)S Adj
 The shirt comes in S, M, L, and XL.
S nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. written, abbreviation (south)S Nn
 The instructions say to walk 20 paces S.
sharpen [sb]'s wits v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (make smarter)Verstand schärfen Nm + Vt
 I find that doing crosswords sharpens my wits.
she's contractioncontraction: Shortened form of word or words--for example, "I'd" = "I had," "can't" = "cannot." colloquial, abbreviation (she is)sie ist Pron + V Präs
 I like Mrs. Stevens; she's a good teacher.
she's contractioncontraction: Shortened form of word or words--for example, "I'd" = "I had," "can't" = "cannot." colloquial, abbreviation (she has)sie hat Pron + V Präs
 Lauren's not here; she's gone to the shops.
ship's log nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (book for recording ship's data)Logbuch Nn
 The ship's log showed that the ship was heading northeast at the time of the collision.
shout one's head off v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (rant, shout at length)die Seele aus dem Leib schreien Rdw
 He was shouting his head off but nobody heard him over the noise of the crowd. OK, I heard you - you don't have to shout your head off!
sue for [sb]'s hand v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." literary, dated (court, woo)jemanden umwerben Pron + Partv tr, fix
  (übertragen)jemandem den Hof machen Rdw
that's a different story interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (quite the contrary)das ist etwas ganz anderes Rdw
  das ist eine andere Geschichte Rdw
 Singing pop is pretty easy, but singing opera – well, that's a different story!
that's a wrap interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (movie: filming has ended) (ugs: Film)etw im Kasten haben Rdw
that's a wrap,
it's a wrap
interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
slang, figurative (the job is finished)fertig Adj
  geschafft V Part Perf
that's all very well,
but
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
informal (nevertheless, even so)das ist ja alles schön und gut, aber Rdw
  das ist ja alles ganz toll, aber Rdw
 That's all very well, but it still doesn't explain why you didn't finish the work.
that's it interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (that is correct)Ja Int
  super, toll Int
  richtig Int
 That's it! - that piece is the center of the jigsaw puzzle.
that's it interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (I've had enough)Es reicht Int
  Genug Int
 That's it! - all this noise has got to stop! That's it, you're fired: clear out your desk and leave!
that's just the thing interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (it's exactly what is needed)genau das Richtige Rdw
  genau das, was jemand braucht Rdw
  genau das, was jemand sucht Rdw
 Take an aspirin – that's just the thing for a bad headache.
that's life interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (expressing acceptance of fate)So ist das Leben Rdw
 I've missed the last train. Ah well, that's life!
that's that interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (that is the end of the matter)Basta Int
  Punkt Int
 You're not going to marry that boy, and that's that! You're not going to the party, and that's that.
that's the thing interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (that is precisely my point)das ist ja die Sache Int
  genau das ist mein Punkt Int
  genau darum geht es Int
 That's the thing! I never wanted to get married in the first place.
that's the ticket interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (that is exactly what's needed)das ist es Int
  das ist genau das, worauf es ankommt Int
  das ist genau das, was erwartet wird Int
 That's the ticket! Now you're sure to win the science fair.
there's no accounting for [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (without explanation or reason)darüber lässt sich nicht streiten Rdw
 There's no accounting for taste.
Valentine's Day nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (14th February: lovers' celebration)Valentinstag Nm
 What did you and your partner do for Valentine's day?
 Was hast du mit deinem Partner am Valentinstag gemacht?
what's-his-name,
what's-her-name
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
slang (man: forgotten name)wie heißt er noch gleich Rdw
  wie auch immer er heißt Rdw
 I ran into what's-his-name again this afternoon.
whet [sb]'s appetite,
whet [sb]'s appetite for [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (make [sb] eager for [sth](Slang)jmd heiß auf etw machen Rdw
  jmd auf den Geschmack bringen Rdw
  jmd neugierig machen Rdw
 The city tour whetted our appetite for bigger adventures.
who's contractioncontraction: Shortened form of word or words--for example, "I'd" = "I had," "can't" = "cannot." colloquial, contraction (who is)wer ist Adv + V Präs
 Who's knocking at the door?
win [sb]'s heart v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (endear yourself)einen guten Eindruck hinterlassen Rdw
  das Herz gewinnen Rdw
 Our new neighbor's son won my heart when he raked up the leaves for us.
wind up in [sb]'s pocket v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (be controlled)von jemandem abhängig sein Rdw
  unter der Kontrolle von jemandem stehen Rdw
wolf in sheep's clothing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sb] dangerous who looks harmless)Wolf im Schafspelz Rdw
 After he stole from the company we realized that Joe was a wolf in sheep's clothing.
women's lib nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, dated, abbreviation (women's liberation: rights)Emanzipation Nf
 The first wave of feminism made great strides towards women's lib.
women's lib nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, pejorative, dated, abbreviation (feminism)Emanzipation Nf
  Feminismus Nm
 My daughter wants to be Pope. What will women's lib dream up next?
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  • 1. umg für is: he’s here
  • 2. umg für has: she’s just come
  • 3. [s] umg für us: let’s go
  • 4. [s] umg für does: what’s he think about it?
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