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To rub elbows with someone

To rub shoulders with someone.

Informal To meet and spend time with someone.

To meet and spend time with someone.

Associated with someone; to work closely with someone.

She claims that she rub shoulders with royalty at the time.

I rub shoulders with John at work, we are good friends.

I don't care to rub elbows with someone who act like that!

Rush/run somebody off their feet

To cause someone to be very busy.

I've been rushed off my feet all morning.

To throw somebody in at the deep end.

Phrase. to throw a puppy into the water.

To make someone start a new and difficult job or activity without helping them or preparing them for it.


Adjective informal phrase

Slightly ill

I'm feeling a bit off color today.

Get to the bottom of something.

To discover the real but sometimes hidden reason that something exists or happens.

Investigators are trying to get to the bottom of what went wrong.

Be/feel under the weather.

Informal phrase.

To be or feel ill.

I'm feeling a bit under the weather - I think I'm getting a cold.

Take somebody aback

Phrasal verb

To surprise or shock someone so much that they do not know how to behave for a short time.

I was a little taken aback at the directness of the question.

The news really took us aback.

To overlook a misstake

Verb. Not notice.

To fail to notice or consider something or someone.

I think there is one key fact that you have overlooked.

No one will be overlooked when we select last for the team.

To deliver a baby


To (help) give birth to a baby.

She delivered her third child at home.

A school timetable


A detailed plan showing when events or activities will happen.

Here is the timetable of events for the day.

We had to adapt our plans to fit Jax timetable.

A hight point in my week


The best part of an experience.

The high point of the trip for me was visiting the pyramids.

He spraint his ankle

Verb. Stretch

To cause an injury to a joint by a sudden movement.

She sprained her ankle playing squash.

To feel dizzy


Feeling as if everything is turning around, and that you are not able to balance and may fall down.

I felt dizzy with excitement as I went up to collect the award.

To came round


To change your opinion of something, often influenced by another person's opinion.

He'll come around to my point of view, given a bit of time.

Do you still dislike your office, or have you come around to thinking it's alright?

To come round after the hit

To become conscious again after an accident or operation.

She hasn't come around from the anesthetic yet.

To get over something

Phrasal verb.

To return to your usual state of health or happiness after having a bad or unusual experience, or an illness.

She's just getting over the flu.

I can't get over how short he is (= it surprised me)