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__ -savvy: knowledgeable about ___ .

"If you're having problems with your hard disk, talk to Jim.
He's very computer-savvy. "

schmooze: make relaxed, casual conversation.

"No, we weren't talking about anything important.
We were just schmoozing."

shoot the breeze: make relaxed, casual conversation.

"No, we weren't talking about anything important.
We were just shooting the breeze."

sleep on it: take at least a day to think about something before making a decision.

"The job that you're offering me sounds really good, but I'd like
to sleep on it before giving you my final decision."

a snap: something that's very easy to do.

A: "Is your job difficult?"
B: "No, actually it's a snap. In fact, it's so easy that it's a little bit boring."

Someone's made his/her own bed; now let him/her lie in it.: Someone has caused
his/her own problems; he/she will have to solve them himself/herself.

A: Jim upset everyone when he got angry at the meeting. Can we do anything
to make the situation better?

B: No. He's made his own bed; now let him lie in it."

sooner or later: eventually.

"You've been working too hard for too long. If you don't relax a little,
sooner or later you're going to get sick."

sort of: rather; somewhat.

"I think I'll lie down. I feel sort of dizzy."

so-so: fair; not particularly good.

A: "How're you doing?"
B: "So-so. I've been better, but I've also been worse."

state of the art: using the latest technology.

"The company is very proud of the equipment in its
computer room. It's state of the art."

Step on it!: Hurry up!

"Step on it! The taxi will be here at any time and you're not even dressed!"


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