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the whole shebang
the whole thing; everything
wallow
to enjoy sth that causes you pleasure: She wallowed in the luxury of the hotel. to wallow in despair / self-pity (= to think about your unhappy feelings all the time and seem to be enjoying them)
shape up or ship out
used to tell sb that if they do not improve, work harder, etc. they will have to leave their job, position, etc: He finally faced up to his drug problem when his band told him to shape up or ship out.
upkeep
1 ~ (of sth) the cost or process of keeping sth in good condition
maintenance: Tenants are responsible for the upkeep of rented property. Money from visitors goes towards the upkeep of the palace and grounds.
2 ~ (of sb/sth) the cost or process of giving a child or an animal the things that they need: He makes regular payments to his ex-wife for the upkeep of their children.
cobweb
a fine net of threads made by a spider to catch insects; a single thread of this net (usually used when it is old and covered with dirt): Thick cobwebs hung in the dusty corners. He brushed a cobweb out of his hair.
easy on the ear / eye
pleasant to listen to or look at: The room was painted in soft pastels that were easy on the eye.
veer
1 (especially of a vehicle) to change direction suddenly
swerve: The bus veered onto the wrong side of the road. It is still not clear why the missile veered off course.
2 (of a conversation or way of behaving or thinking) to change in the way it develops: The debate veered away from the main topic of discussion. His emotions veered between fear and anger.
blimp
a small airship (= an aircraft without wings)
wig out
Become or make wildly excited or irrational, as in He'll wig out when he gets the bill for that party.
rally round / around sb (of a group of people)
to work together in order to help sb who is in a difficult or unpleasant situation: The whole family rallied round when Mum was ill.
tucker (out)
To make weary; exhaust.
hitch (noun)
a problem or difficulty that causes a short delay: The ceremony went off without a hitch. a legal / last-minute / technical hitch
a hitch in our plans
hitch (noun)
a problem or difficulty that causes a short delay: The ceremony went off without a hitch. a legal / last-minute / technical hitch
a hitch in our plans