30.11.2017 - Opinions

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it is wet or smooth so that it slides easily or causes something to slide
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The road was wet and slippery
a dangerous type of ice that forms on roads and that is so thin that it cannot be seen by a driver
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black ice
having or showing prejudice, not impartial
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A lot of people think that most newspapers are biased towards one particular political party
to use people for your own advantage
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exploit people
a tool used for cutting wood
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Julian used an axe to chop down the old apple tree
to have a strong personal opinion about something that you want people to accept and that is the reason why you do something
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to have an axe to grind
Environmentalists have no political axe to grind - they just want to save the planet
a strong personal interest in something because you could get an advantage from it
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vested interest
to use something for the wrong purpose in a way that is harmful or morally wrong
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I never expected that he would abuse the trust I placed in him
something that is partly responsible for a development or phenomenon
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contributing factor
Stress, both human and mechanical, may also be a contributing factor
pay payments on time
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keep up with payments
two things that are very different from each othe
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that is the reason or explanation for
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religious leaders, especially Christian priests
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We were surprised when he announced he wanted to join the clergy
someone who pretends in a discussion to be against an idea or plan that a lot of people support, in order to make people discuss and consider it in more detail
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devil's advocate
I don't really believe all that - I was just playing devil's advocate
to say what you think about something very directly
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speak your mind
He's certainly not afraid to speak his mind
to delay making a decision
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sit on the fence
You can't sit on the fence any longer - you have to decide whose side you're on
to avoid talking about what is important
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beat around the bush

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