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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|
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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