LET/GET SOMEBODY OFF THE HOOK – IDIOM

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More example sentences from the web:

  • I don’t know, and I don’t care, because he just got every single one of us off the hook.
  • I guess she thought she could use your file and pathetic past to get you off the hook.
  • He counted on his friends to get him off the hook.

TO BACK UP

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Example sentences from the web:

  • Does the Council intend to back up the diplomatic work being carried out by Spain and the other Member States on this issue?
  • He is backed up by other professors at Copenhagen University, Kaj Sand-Jensen and Carsten Rahbek.
  • Everyone, back up a little bit here.
  • Could you back up a little to give me some room?

SYNONYMS

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Uptight – English slang

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Example sentences from the web:

  • We tend to be uptight so often and feel like our problems would get the better of us, even when we have so much to be thankful for. Source
  • Don’t get uptight and worry about things that may or may not happen. Source
  • I was really uptight and really worried. But once I started to get a ton of requests, I realized there was something I was probably missing. Source

Visual thesaurus

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To concede – Vocabulary (advanced)

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Example sentences:

  • Steve had to concede the rival another victory.
  • The company was forced to concede that items of private data had been illegally stored.
  • I don’t concede that I’m being unreasonable for merely trying to be rational about our living arrangement.

Visual thesaurus (source: http://www.visualthesaurus.com)

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In the news:

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Source:  Adam Withnall Gambia election: President Yahya Jammeh in shock defeat to former Argos security guard Adama Barrow, Independent

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Source: Hardik Vyas, Independent

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Source:  in Chicago and in Washington, The Guardian