99.carry over means "continue a current situation at a future date-Used
when connecting two events over time or places"
Examples: We carried our meeting over to the next week. - We carried
their designs over to the new line of products.
100. Carry through means "put a plan into action; effect a plan-Used
when talking about a plan, often strongly disputed, into action"
Examples: He carried through with the restructuring of the company. - I
can't believe you are going to carry through with your plans!
101. catch on means " understand; learn something new- Used when
speaking about a person's ability to learn, often quickly"
Examples: Jane is really smart, she really catches on fast. - I'm afraid he
just can't catch on.
102. Catch on means "become popular; be faddish- Used when speaking
about fads that come and go quickly"
Examples: I can remember when pet rocks caught on in the States. -
Watching video clips over the Internet has been catching on at our
103. catch one's breath means " relax for a moment; regain a normal
composure- Often used when talking resting after strong physical
Examples: It took me a while to catch my breath after having run to
catch the bus. - Just a moment, I need to catch my breath before we
104. catch one's eye means " attract one`s attention; find especially
interesting- Used when noting something especially interesting or trying
to get someone to notice you"
Examples: That antique vase caught my eye and I just had to buy it. - She
tried to catch his eye in vain.
105. Catch a cold means" become sick with a cold; develop a runny nose,
cough and sore throat- Used when speaking about the common cold"
Examples: I caught a cold from Tom. - I spent too much time out in the
rain and caught a cold.
106. Cough short means "not have enough money to do something at that
moment; surprised by a lack of financial funds- Used when someone
unexpectedly does not have enough money to do something, often used in
Examples: We went to lunch and I was caught short and had to ask Tom
to pay the bill. - I'm afraid I'm caught short. Could you lend me a few
107. in charge of something means "to be responsible for; hold
responsibility for others- Used when speaking about the person taking
the responsibility for a project"
Examples: Jack is in charge of sales. - His mother put him in charge of
his sister for the day.
108. Cheat on someone means "be unfaithful to someone in a romantic
sense- Generally used in marital relationships, or in relationships where
the partners have declared fidelity to one another"
Examples: The divorce was caused by his cheating on his wife. - Many
long-term relationships are ruined by one partner cheating on the other
109. <Have the>cheek to do something means "rudeness, impudence;
-Used to talk about a person's boldness in a negative way"
Examples: I couldn't believe he actually had the cheek to come to the
party. - I don't think you have the cheek to play that joke on her.
110. Chip in means "contribute money; give money towards a joint
payment- Used when more than one person pays for something"
Examples: Could we all chip in about $10? - We all chipped in a few dollars
and bought her a birthday present.
111. day and night means "continually; 24 hours a day-Often used when
expressing that someone works continually to get something done"
Examples: We worked day and night to finish the project before the end
of the month. - That store is open day and night.
112. dead tired means "extremely tired; exhausted-Used when speaking
about exhaustion at the end of a long hard day"
Examples: We were dead tired when we got back from our trip to Las
Vegas. - He went straight to bed because he was dead tired.
113. DEEP WATER MEANS "serious trouble or difficulty-Used when
talking about a situation that is difficult to get out of"
Examples: Come here right now! You are in deep water indeed! - I'm
afraid I'm in a bit of deep water concerning that new contract.
114. die down means "weaken, calm down-Used when speaking about a
calm period after something very turbulent"
Examples: The bad press finally died down and we were able to get back
to work. - The last few months have been very difficult, but I think work
should die down some soon.
115. die off means "to die and not be replaced; to become extinct-Used
when speaking about extinction of animals and species as well as customs,
also used when speaking about diminishing numbers of things in your life
Examples: The old ways are slowing dying off as the global economy takes
over. - It seems like all my friends are dying off and I don't have anyone
to speak to anymore.
116.dig in means "begin eating-Used when informally saying 'enjoy your
't wait for me, dig in! - We sat down to dinner and dug in.
117. do away with means "stop; get rid of-Often used when something
that has been standard is finally stopped after a long period"
Examples: They finally did away with that old slogan. - The company did
away with their line of luxury soaps.
118. done for means "ruined; have no chance at success-Used when
expressing the idea that something or someone has no chance of
Examples: That sweater is done for, throw it out! - I'm afraid I'm done
for - I might as well give up!
119. do the honors means "perform a leading role; play the role of host-
Often used in a question to show respect to someone else."
Examples: Would you like to do the honors and pour everyone a glass of
wine? - He did the honors and spoke on behalf of his family.
120. do the trick means "provide a solution; give the desired result-
Often used when speaking about something that provides a solution even
though it may not have been intended for that purpose."
Examples: If we use a piece of cork it might stop the leaking and do the
trick. - His improvisation did the trick and
d the day.