If you tell someone to get their act together, you mean
that they need to organize their affairs more effectively
in order to be more successful.
solution you accept,
which in normal circumstances you would find unacceptable.
"The hotel was substandard, but it was a case of any port in
a storm; all the others
you want it a lot
and would do almost anything to obtain it.
"I'd give my right arm to have a apartment on Central Park."
a particular attitude about something.
"It was decided that the best candidates would be selected
responsible for a problem
that others don't want to deal with.
"When the angry customer started to complain,
my colleague disappeared and left me holding the baby."
at a later date because you do not consider it to be that
urgent or important.
"When Julie was offered a promotion, she put her MBA plans
interpreted as an insult
is called a backhanded compliment.
"He said my presentation was 'surprisingly clear' -
To refer to someone as a bad egg means that they cannot
"I don't want my son to be friends with Bobby Smith. Bobby's
a bad egg."
persistently nag or
pester them until you obtain what you want.
"Sophie badgered her parents into buying her a new
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