bullet point [countable]
►a thing in a list that consists of a word or short phrase, with a small printed symbol in front of it
know one’s stuff / know one's onions
►be experienced or knowledgeable in one's field or in the matter at hand
-- Patrice knows her stuff when it comes to Mexican history.
-- He’s a good lecturer as he really knows his stuff.
-- We need a handyman who knows his onions.
screw up [phrasal verb][ informal]
►to make a bad mistake or do something very stupid [= mess up]
--You'd better not screw up this time.
screw (something) up [ informal]
►to spoil something by doing something stupid [= mess something up]
--She realized that she had screwed up her life.
screw up your eyes/face
►to move the muscles in your face in a way that makes your eyes seem narrow
--He screwed up his eyes against the bright light.
--Her face was screwed up with pain.
screw (somebody ) up [informal]
►to make someone feel very unhappy, confused, or upset so that they have emotional problems for a long time [=mess somebody up]
--It really screwed her up when her mother died.
screw up the/enough courage to do something / screw up your courage
►to be brave enough to do something you are very nervous about
--I finally screwed up enough courage to talk to her.
wing it [spoken]
►to do something without planning or preparing it
--We'll just have to wing it.
Chicken Soup for the Soul
is a series of books, usually featuring a collection of short, inspirational stories and motivational essays.
word for word
►in exactly the same words
--The newspaper printed his speech more or less word for word.
--he repeated the conversation word for word.
also word by word
►if you translate a piece of writing word for word, you translate the meaning of each single word rather than the meaning of a whole phrase or sentence
bore to tears / bore to death / bore stiff / bore the pants off
►= make them very bored
-- Sam was bored to tears by the opera but didn't dare to admit it.
-- Carol bores the pants off me with her constant talk of remodeling.
-- His books bore me to death.