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walić głową w mur
continuing to do something when you have almost no energy left" powiedzenie używane w sytuacji, gdy nie wiadomo, jak postąpić, co postanowić
chodzić na rzęsach
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to bang your head against a brick wall
running on fumes

zdradliwy (np. teren), niebezpieczny (np. o drodze) / podstępny, zdradziecki, oszukańczy (o osobie)
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treacherous
Strong winds and loose rocks made climbing treacherous. four synonyms of dangerous
ground, roads, weather conditions

zwrot, obycz.)
continuing to do something when you have almost no energy left" powiedzenie używane w sytuacji, gdy nie wiadomo, jak postąpić, co postanowić
running on fumes
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to bang your head against a brick wallstawać na głowie / chodzić na rzęsach
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wyraz bezradności / bądź mądry, pisz wiersze
to make a differencewygrać coś z dużym zapsem punktów
used when you tell someone a fact and you then want to say that the fact is surprising, strange or stupid: It's a terrible movie and it made $200 million. Go figure!" być jeszcze niegotowym, nieprzygotowanym, nieskończonym / być w prszku
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go figure
to win BY a wide/narrow/significant etc marginna marginesie
Running around like a headless chicken (to be very busy doing a lot of things, but in a way that is not very effective) zrobić zmianę / poprawić coś

zdradliwy (np. teren), niebezpieczny (np. o drodze) / podstępny, zdradziecki, oszukańczy (o osobie)
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treacherous
Strong winds and loose rocks made climbing treacherous.
ground, roads, weather conditions

four synonyms of dangerous
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hazardous, risky, treacherous, PErilous

niebezpieczny dla zdrowia
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hazardous TO health
/ˈhæz.ə.dəs/
The chemicals in paint can be hazardous to health.

niebezpieczeństwo
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hazard TO / FOR
health/safety hazard
Polluted water sources are a hazard to wildlife.

glottal stop

niebezpieczeństwo pożaru
That pile of rubbish is a fire hazard (
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a fire hazard
something that is likely to cause a fire)

literary

> children

Imam przeczucie
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I have a hunch that / I have a feeling that...

paskudna pokoda
very bad, ugly, or unpleasant
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the weather was grim
grim

włączać (do grupy), przyłączać, inkorporować
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incorporate something into/in something

What's it like, living in Girona? / What's living in Griona like?
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What's it like, living in Girona? / What's living in Griona like?

How was it, working for Richard Branson?
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How was it, working for Richard Branson?

pytanie w Meating Room
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How would you like your steak? Rare, medium or well done?

jak wyglądam?
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how do I look?
Here the How...? form is sometimes associated more with positive features and the What... like? form more with neutral or negative features

w ciągu ostanich 20 lat
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in the last 20 years (Present Perfect)

on jest duszą towarzystwa
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he's the life and sould of any party.

used when someone has said or done something silly
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what are you like? / What is she like?

to smudge
Don't touch it! You'll smudge the ink.

pobrudzić coś czymś
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to smudge sth with sth
Someone had smudged the paper with their greasy hands.

powinien wyjść za szpitala
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He should be out of hospital by the end of the week.

o jedzeniu: ile jeszcze ma się gotować?
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How's it doing? ~ It's nearly done. Just ANOTHER five minutes.

jak idzie?
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How is it going? / How are you doing? - for progress
We use these formulas to enquire about the progress that people are making in given situations. Note that we can only use it with going, but we can use the full range of personal pronouns with doing

szeroki wybór
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wide/broad/whole/full range of something
students from a wide range of backgrounds

wybiec, szybko wyjść
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to storm out
to storm into a place
Alan stormed out of the room.

Nie czuję się najlepiej.
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I'm a little under the weather. / she was feeling under the weather.

przetrzymać, wyjść bez szwanku
.
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to weather - weatherED (that storm)
to come through a very difficult situation safely

dowiedzieć się czegoś w tajemnicy
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to get wind of sth
You better hope the press doesn't get wind of this.
get/have wind of something informal to hear or find out about something secret or private

pomniejszyć czyjeś szczęście
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to rain on sb's parade

nie psuj mojego nastroju / nie niszcz mojego szczęścia
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don't rain on my parade

used to say that you will do something in the future but not now
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take a rain check (on something)
'Care for a drink?' 'I'll take a rain check, thanks.'

cisza przed burzą
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the calm before the storm
a calm peaceful situation that will not continue because a big argument, problem etc is coming

w siódmym niebie
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to be on cloud nine

ukraść czyjś moment
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to steal sb's thunder

pierwsze koty za płoty (pierwsze poczynione próby nie muszą być udane)
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The first pancake is always spoiled

bez zastanowienia
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off the top of my head

mówić bez ogródek
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if someone speaks straight from the shoulder, they say things in a very direct way, without trying to be polite

po jakiego grzyba
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why on earth

łudzić się
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be living in a dreamworld

pokój z tobą
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peace be with you

nabierać kogoś, robić kogoś w konia, nabijać kogoś w butelkę
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to pull sb's leg

po ptakach (potocznie: koniec, po wszystkim, przegrana sprawa)
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po ptakach

ręce opadają / ręce opadają
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words fail me

z łatwością / bez dwóch zdań
. Without a doubt
.
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win (something)/beat somebody hands down
hands down
to do sth hands down / effortlessly

czuć miętę do kogoś
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to fancy sb

rzucać grochem o ścianę (bezskutecznie próbować kogoś przekonać, tłumaczyć coś komuś bez rezultatu, bezskutecznie upominać się o coś, na darmo przekonywać, pouczać kogoś’; zwrot, obycz.)
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to bang your head against a brick wall

stawać na głowie / chodzić na rzęsach
.
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running on fumes
continuing to do something when you have almost no energy left

" powiedzenie używane w sytuacji, gdy nie wiadomo, jak postąpić, co postanowić; wyraz bezradności / bądź mądry, pisz wiersze
used when you tell someone a fact and you then want to say that the fact is surprising, strange or stupid:
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go figure

It's a terrible movie and it made $200 million. Go figure!"
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It's a terrible movie and it made $ 200 million. Go figure! "

być jeszcze niegotowym, nieprzygotowanym, nieskończonym / być w prszku
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Running around like a headless chicken (to be very busy doing a lot of things, but in a way that is not very effective)

zrobić zmianę / poprawić coś
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to make a difference

wygrać coś z dużym zapsem punktów
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to win BY a wide/narrow/significant etc margin

na marginesie
.
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in the margin
Someone had scribbled a note in the margin.

ta grużyna jest bez dwóch zdań najlepsza
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this team is hands down the best

przesadzony / skrajny
> he went too far
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over the top / too much
It's a bit over-the-top to do sth / his jokes are sometimes over the top

jego reakcja była przesadzona
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his reaction was over the top

lało jak z cebra
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it's been raining solidly

żyć z głową w chmurach
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to live with your head in the clouds / a dreamer

przyziemny, praktyczny, twardo stąpający po ziemi
a down-to-earth solution
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practical / pragmatic / down-to-earth

nie widzę / słyszę różnicy
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I can't tell the difference

I've got!!!
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I've got!!!

cheesy chat up lines
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cheesy chat up lines

go bananas
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go crazy

MOTYWATOR
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CARROT
the carrot and stick approach
to motivate ppl you need to offer some sort of carrot

doić (wyciągać korzyści)
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to milk
milk somebody/something FOR something
to get as much money or as many advantages as you can from a situation, in a very determined and sometimes dishonest way

co znowu? Jaką masz skargę tym razem?
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what's the beef? / OK, so what's the beef this time?

status /steits/
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status / steits /

data /deita/
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date / deity /

Adidas BrE / aDIdas AmR
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BrE Adidas / ADIDAS AmR

nike/najki / najk/
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nike / najki / najk /

KHAKI (a dull green-brown or yellow-brown colour) / khaki shorts

Wallmart AmE
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BrE Sainsbury's online offers a huge choice of groceries and products for your home to suit all budgets as well as a great selection of tasty recipes.

wybijać godzinę
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to chime
The clock in the hall chimed six.
if a bell or clock chimes, it makes a ringing sound, especially to tell you what time it is

courgette BrE / zucchini

nie dopóki tu przyjechałam
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not until I came here

Robię pranie
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I'm doing my washing BrE / the laundry AmE

launderette/ laundrette / AmE Laundromat

autostrada
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motorway BrE / highway AmE

pants AmE / trousers BrE

majtki męskie
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pants BrE / underwear AmE

ogrodniczki
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overalls AmE / dungarees BrE

backyard AmE / garden BrE

trunk AmE / boot BrE

maska samochodu
.
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hood AmE / bonnet BrE
I'll need to check under the bonnet.

tanisówki
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sneakers AmE / trainers BrE (Adidas trainers)

zdrętwiała mi noga
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my foot's asleep AmE / I got pins and needles BrE
I'll have to move because I'm starting to get pins and needles in my foot.

muszę iść do toalety
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nature's calling / nature calls

iść do toalety
.
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bathroom / washroom AmE / toilet BrE / loo BrE
I'm off to the loo.

wyjść bez szwanku
to avoid being punished although you deserve to be (NOT: uninjured)
> without paying taxes)
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come away / get away / get off scot-free (from a Scandinavian word
.

wagarować
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to play truant

ujść na sucho, nie zostać ukaranym
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to get off / to get away with sth

poszedł do sądu
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he went to court

być w złym stanie, być w złej kondycji
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have seen better days / worn out (also about ppl)

magia / magiczny
> has the ability to do magic)
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magic (to imply sth supernatural

magical (beautiful / fantastic / when sth seems to be created by magic powers)

magiczne moce
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magic powers / magic wand

Please find below the contact details for my dad who I’m sure will be able to assist your girlfriend...
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Please find below the contact details for my dad who I'm sure it will be able assist your girlfriend...

would you care for some tea?
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would you care for some tea?

przestarzały
make) books obsolete?
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Obsolete / out-of-date
Will computers render (

poznać kogoś
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make somebody's acquaintance

współny znajomy
someone you and another person both know).
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mutual acquaintance
He heard about the job through a mutual acquaintance (

robić postępy
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to come along
How's it coming along?

mam łaskotki
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I'm tickelish

it meant the world TO sb
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it meant the world TO sb

w przeciwnym wypadku
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or else

czy zapłaciłeś za telefon?
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Have you paid the phone bill?

zapłacić karę
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pay a fine/pay £100/$50 etc in fines

duże kary
a large fine)
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heavy/hefty fine (

nakładać kary na kogoś
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to impose fines ON sb

to be sick
suddenly and severely sick) the last time I ate prawns.
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I was violently sick (

adulter

odroczenie (służby wojskowej), zawieszenie (wyroku)
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deferral

oparcie (na czymś lub na kimś), poleganie (na kimś), zdawanie (się na coś)
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reliance

namiary / dane kontaktowe
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contact details

wdać się w sprzeczkę z kimś
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to get into an argument with sb

Nie widzę sensu, żeby przenosić się do Londynu.
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I didn't see the point in moving to London.

Nie powtórzyłam wystarczająco na jutrzejszy egzamin
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I know I haven't done enough revision for tomorrow's exam.

przez wiele dni
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for days

męczyć kogoś
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to pester sb

zawieźć kogoś gdzieś
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to drive sb somewhere

nie ma zasięgu
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there's no mobile coverege (and I can't get the Internet)

They'll use ultrasound to monitor her ovaries.

ultrasound scanning/imaging"
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ultrasound scanning / imaging "

process /ˈprəʊ.ses/

KOLOKOWAĆ Z
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COLLOCATE WITH

get wind of sth
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get wind of sth

take a rain check / reschdule
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take a rain check / reschdule

wziąć coś szturmem
.
.
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to take sth by storm
The new show took London by storm.
to be very successful in a particular place

rwa kulszowa
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sciatica

take / have a break / take / have a rest
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zrób przerwé / odpocznij

w wypadku samochodowym
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in a car crash

rezonans magnetyczny
.
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MRI / magnetic resonance imaging
He had an MRI taken yesterday.

come on in
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come on in

namówić kogoś do zrobienia czegoś
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to talk sb into doing sth

on dał mi nieocenioną radę
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he gave me invaluable advice

bez niepotrzebnego hałasu / wrzawy
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without more/further ado without delaying or wasting any time

może ci się przydać
.
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it might be to your advantage
It might be to your advantage to take a computer course of some kind.

prestiż
. It's a good college, but lacks the cachet of Harvard.
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cachet U / sing
if something has cachet, people think it is very good or special

bez wysiłku z mojej strony
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Without any effort on my part

na rybku pracy
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in the job market

jestem z przodu
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I'm placed ahead of

ogromna rzesza
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the vast majority of sth

kryterium / miara
.
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yardstick
the yardstick of sth
Profit is the most important yardstick of success for any business.

zdolność do zatrudnienia
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employability

mieć przewagę nad kimś
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to have an advantage over sb

na początek
.
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for a start
used to emphasize the first of a list of facts or opinions you are stating

gniazdko elektryczne
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power point / socket / outlet AmE

być wzorem
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to provide sb with a role model

poprowadzić kogoś przez coś
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to guide sb through sth

paść z czyichś ust
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to come out of sb's mouth

zrozumiałość (np. odpowiedzi)
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intelligibility

zrozumiały
.
.
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if speech, writing, or an idea is intelligible, it can be easily understood
The report needs to be intelligible to the client.
unintelligible

jest więcej niż jeden sposób, żeby poradzić sobie z tym problemem
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There is more than one way to tackle the problem.

homogeniczny, jednorodny, jednolity
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homogeneous
consisting of people or things that are all of the same type

stronniczy
.
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bias
bias against/towards/in favour of
It's clear that the company has a bias against women and minorities.

naturalna skłonność
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natural inclination
My natural inclination was to say no.

niemądrze myśleć
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to think unwisely

mieć przewagę
.
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to gain / have / get the upper hand
If you have the upper hand, you have more power than anyone else and so have control

w komentarzach
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in the comments section

bez względu na
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regardless OF sth / sb

let's get started

dramatopisarz
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playwright

dla mnie osobiście
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for me personally

over the time

do następnego razu
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until next time

in flowing connected speech
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flowing in connected speech

emocjonalny
.
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Emotional Numbness
zdrętwienie, odrętwienie

odciąć się
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to cut off from sth

być w szarej sferze
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to be in the grey zone / out of the grey zone

dziarski / pewny siebie
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dashing

all of a sudden

step out / get out OF your comfort zone
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step out / get out your comfort zone OF

in a very short amount of time
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in a very short amount of time

między innymi
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among others

let me take this opportunity to introduce myself
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let me take this opportunity that introduce myself

I have a Master's degree / A bachelor's degree

could we change it TO Saturday?
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could we change it IS Friday?

wysłuchać
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listen OUT

kontynuować
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to stick WITH sth / sb

być na bieżąco
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to be out to date with sth

if you're gonna do it...
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if you're gonna do it...

postawić ciekawe pytanie
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to raise an interesting question

BrE had got
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AmE had gotten

amerykanizm
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americanism

awesome / super

more slowly / slowlier

przestarzały
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obsolete

zastosować się, stosować się, odpowiadać czemuś
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to comply WITH sth
Failure to comply with the regulations will result in prosecution.

zaproponować
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to make an offer

wydobywać z
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to extract sth from (the gound)

machać ustami
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waggle your lips

poradzić sobie z czymś
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work sth through

jechać z kimś na jednym wózku, być w tej samej (złej, trudnej) sytuacji
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to be in the same boat

w momencie mówienia
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at the time of speaking

z mojego punktu widzenia
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from my perspective

iść na kolację
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to go to dinner

jest o wiele za wcześnie
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it's way too early

wyciągnąć pochopne wnioski
decide something too quickly, without knowing all the facts)
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to jump TO conclusions (

mieć trudności w...
be difficult for someone to do something)
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have a hard time doing something (

ograniczony, upośledzony (np. o zdolności widzenia, słyszenia)
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impaired (memory impaired)

pójść pobiegać
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to go for a run

powodzenia (przed występem / prezentacją)
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break a leg

początek czegoś
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the onset of something (the early onset of sth)

podróżować po świecie
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to travel the world

to jest piekło
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this is hell

na chwilę obecną
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for the time being

to znaczy bardzo dużo dla mnie
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it means the world to me

rozwijać się dzięki polecenim
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to grow by referrals
my business grows by referrals

skierowanie
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referral
when someone sends someone or something to another person to be helped or dealt with


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