keep out kick off lay off

12. Iron out, Jump all over

Keep an eye, Kick off



Jack up Iron out Jump all over
keep up keep at it keep away/back
kick off let down let off steam
let off keep out keep to oneself
let go let in/out look down on
kick out knock out kick back (2)
lay off keep an eye look back on
let up leave out look forward to




Iron out, jack up (2), jump all over

104. Iron out: to sort out, to untangle, smooth out.
Ironing out details in a sale or contract is very, very time consuming. Yes or no? Are you involved in ironing out details?

105. Jack up: to raise or life by using a jack.
The driver had a flat tire. What did he do?

106. Jack up: to increase (prices a lot).
The landlord has jacked up the rent . . . Is this common? Why do stores jack up prices?

107. Jump all over: severely scold someone; berate someone.

What kind of people might jump all over someone else?
Do journalists like to jump all over businessmen and politicians? Why do they like to jump all over politicians?

Keep an eye on, Keep at it, keep away, Keep out, Keep to yourself, keep up , Keep up with the Joneses

108. Keep an eye on: to watch or guard something.
“Keep an eye on that person.” Who said this? Why did he or she say this?
Should journalists keep an eye on politicians?

109. Keep at it: to continue doing something.
When would you tell someone “keep at it”? I would tell . . . . .”keep at it” when she (he) . . . . .



110. Keep back: don’t come forward.
“Keep back everyone! Keep back!” Who would say this? When would someone say this?

111. Keep out: do not enter.
Where do you see the sign “Keep Out”?

112. Keep to yourself: to not interact with others.
Do different ethnic groups keep to themselves or do they intermingle?

113. Keep up: to stay along with the leader or others; not fall behind.
Could everyone keep up with the best student (in English class)?

114. Keep up with the Joneses: to stay in the middle class; improve your standard of living or not fall back.
It’s getting more difficult to keep up with the Joneses. Do you agree? “Too many people spend money they do not have, to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like.” What do you make of this?

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