grew up
To grow up is to change from a small child to an adult or teenager.
Example: She grew up in the country.
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somebody off the street
an ordinary person
an
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There's (sic)
When you see (sic) it means that something has been copied exactly even though it is a mistake. Swhe soulf have said 'there are two tpes of skatebording because 'two types of skateboarding' is a plural subject. Follow the link to find out more.
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in your face
Something that in in your face is very annoying and confronting in a way that can't be ignored.
Example: The music enjoyed by young people is often a bit in your face.
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write it off
If you write something off you regard it as having no value and you dismiss it.
Example: I feel like my boss has written me off.
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so as to
with the intention of
Example: I want to learn English so as to improve my chances of getting a good job.
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get by
just manage to survive but have a satisfactory time
Example: We can't buy anything we want, but we get by.
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put up
build
Example: They're putting up a new office block on the corner.
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