zero-sum game

Meaning: to be in a situation where the outcomes can either be to win or to lose

Example: The budget division is a zero-sum game. Read on

count on

Meaning: it means that you are able to depend on somebody or something

Example: It doesn't matter what happens, you will always be able to count on. Read on

ballpark figure

Meaning: to be near about the exact (usually in amount)

Example: The management was given a ballpark figure at the very beginning of the presentation. Read on

take into account

Meaning: bear in mind

Example: I hope my teacher will take into account the fact that I was ill just before the examination when he evaluates my test paper. Read on

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read the riot act

Meaning: warning someone by scolding them to improve their behavior

Example: She'd been bearing bad behavior from her employee and thought it was time to read him the riot act. Read on


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