(The words and terms are in order of when you will hear them)
Learning curve – The time it takes you to learn something. You can have a big or small learning curve. “Please let me know because this is a big learning curve.”
5 blocks BY 5 blocks – 1) BLOCK – the area or distance in a city between streets. 2) BY – when you talk about the dimensions of a square or rectangle.
It’s just… – (Fluency Builder) “It’s just a big party.” You can’t beat that – We say this when something is very good for us. Crippling (adj) – Something that causes you to not move or think well -
to cripple (v)/ a cripple (n)- “Nerves can be a crippling thing.”
To give/make a great impression – (Collocation) to present yourself well to somebody “You want to give/make a great first impression.”
Let me go back (Story-telling Expression) – When you want to talk about something that happened before a certain point in your story. “Let me go back and let you know that I have 12 years experience at this point.”
Let me give you an example – We say “Let me…” often to sound more friendly
Era –A time period labeled by a certain characteristic or trend “Think back at the Mike Tyson era.”
A lamb going into the slaughter – (Expression) When you feel very afraid about something you’re about to do. “Sometimes we feel like a lamb going to the slaughter going into an interview.”
In my mind… – The way you think about something “In my mind, I had already worked there.”
To beat (out) – To win against an opponent. -beat one opponent; beat out a group- “I think I beat out 24 candidates.”
From the heart – To do something genuinely.
Mindset/ Mentality/ State of mind
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