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English Slang Idioms (386)

"I'm going to ask Amanda to marry me, and if she says yes, I'll buy a house in our area. I'm 30 years old now and I'm ready to ......... down," Steve told his best friend.
"We hoped to make some money selling our old bathtub, but at this point, I'd settle ......... having someone just pick it up and haul it away," Chris admitted to Linda.
"Thanks for agreeing to watch our house and feed our fish while we're on vacation. Is it OK if I ......... up with you for your expenses when we get back?" Chris asked Adam.
"When I saw the mountain lion 30 feet from my tent, I was so scared that I was shaking in my .........," Adam said to Derrick.
"You can't start swinging every time you get into an argument. You have to ......... it off and either ignore the person or defend yourself with words," his dad explained after Matt got into another fight at school.
"Work teams often function better when there's one member who doesn't agree with the rest of the team, just to ......... things up a bit," the Management professor told the class.
"Who was that on the telephone?" Jennifer asked. Her husband responded, "It was the fire department. They tried to shake me ........., saying that they needed donations for a new fire truck."
"I talked to Hank about taking too many breaks and not getting his work done, and he's really shaped .......... He's working much harder with shorter breaks now," the boss told his assistant.
"I'm not going to tell you again about making sure your work is of a high standard! Either shape up or ......... out!" The boss warned a problematic employee.
"We heard that you're closing a major branch of your business, but we don't know why. Can you please shed some ......... on that?" the reporter asked the CEO.