Notice that the possessive apostrophe is used after the 's' because it refers to more than one actor. Follow the link to find out more.
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looked up to
To look up to someone is to respect and admire them.
Example: He really looks up to his teachers.
thrown into
If you are thrown into a job, you are expected to start doing it immediately.
Example: I was just thrown into this job and had to learn so much in the first few months.
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thanking my lucky stars
To thank your lucky stars is to extremely grateful.
Example: I thank my lucky stars that I've never had a really serious illness.
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finishes up
ends after a series of events; results
Example: He worked hard and finished up rich.
starts off
Example: He starts off his day with a cup of coffee.