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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #119696: Vocabulary: winning and losing (even more words!)
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    Vocabulary: winning and losing (even more words!)


    In lesson test , we could see that, nowadays, WINNING is what matters..."The end justifies the means"! (What a sad statement... ) In this lesson, we'll go a little further and study some expressions and vocabulary dealing with  more VICTORIES and DEFEATSA!  There are so many that I've had to reduce my choice... 

     



    I) You have WON=> SUCCESS... 

        

                        In the bag            

           On the crest of the wave       

                 Every dog has his day         

                              

                He made a killing

                     a (slam) dunk     

                The world at his feet... 

            

                 To be on the pig's back         

                  leaps and bounds

                To come a long way...    

               

                   He is a Top Dog                 

                       he's riding high    

                      The sky's the limit                 

    A few more ... 

     To achieve something  To succeed in (+V+ing)
     An achievement  To be successful in (+V+ing)  
     To manage to do something    To have success in 
     He couldn't manage it  Crowned with success 
     To be a success/ a hit/ a bestseller                           Everything went right 
     To be a hit To be a bestseller 
     He's flushed with success  A go-getter 
     An achiever  Prosperous/ thriving/ flourishing                          
     To prosper/ to thrive/ to flourish  Prosperity   
     A triumph  To triumph over 
     Triumphant  Triumphal 


    II) You can't always WIN, can you?

                       

                    To be dead in the water 

             To blow up in your face 

             To lead to a dead-end/ a blind alley             

                   To be back to square one            

                 To throw in the towel         

                   To fall on one's sword             

                

                         ... at low ebb           

                 Fall on one's knees        

              To go on a fool's errand           

    and other ones! 

      A failure  to fail in something 
     To be unsuccessful in stg    to fail to do 
     To be a failure  unsuccessful 
     To be a flop  a fiasco/ a washout     
     In vain/ to no avail  to go wrong   
     There's something wrong =                                      = there's something amiss                            


    This should be enough to overcome the hurdles on your way, and especially, those of the coming test... Don't forget that a victory is still greater when it is collective! THE FORCE ! 


                                                       

     

     



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