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Idioms
Идиомы. Bad or not?That's bad → Bad or not?
 
Your employer says You must finish some work by tomorrow. Is it OK to cut corners, or would you work around the clock to do the work properly?
What would you do if somebody offered to pull strings to help you get into a good university or to get a good job?
What if a friend of yours commits a crime? Would you tell the Police or turn a blind eye?
 

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Vocabulary:

cut corners - do incomplete work - идти в обход правил; изворачиваться; ловчить; срезать углы; халтурить, халявить; мухлевать
around the clock - for 24 hours a day - по двадцать четыре часа в сутки; круглые сутки; круглосуточно
pull strings - use influential friends - добиваться успеха продвижения, благ и т.п. с помощью знакомств и связей
turn a blind eye - ignore it - смотреть сквозь пальцы

 
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Exercises:

Переведите на родной язык:

We'll have to cut corners if we're going to finish the job in time.
Airports are open around the clock.
He has important friends and can pull strings to get what he wants.
Although it's illegal, the police often turn a blind eye to it.

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