Word of the day – 18/08/14


 WORD OF THE DAY


RAPPORT

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Meaning:
A close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other’s feelings or ideas and communicate well.

Usage:
She was able to establish a good rapport with the children.
There is a lack of rapport between the members of the group.
He has a great rapport with the other players and he and his wife socialize with them.


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


GIVE SOMEBODY A HARD TIME

Meaning:
To make things difficult for someone

Usage:
“Stop giving me a hard time. There was nothing I could do about it.”
“If you don’t finish your project, the manager is going to give you a hard time.”

A: “My mom gave me a hard time for one bad grade on my report card.”
B: “That’s a tough situation. My parents never gave me a hard time for bad grades.”

Commonly used Sentences:
“Albert is making it difficult for me.”
“He’s getting on my case about my comment.”

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