Check out today’s Teatime Titbit: Randomsome 2.
As part of the Randomsome week, here is no. 2 with some more randomly chosen stuff, which I thought might tickle your fancy.
- to mitigate = is a formal word, which means to make sth less harmful, serious and a synonym of ‘alleviate’ = ‘We are doing our utmost to mitigate the of the scandal/current crisis’.
- to subscribe to an opinion/view = a formal way of saying you agree with /support an opinion, a theory etc.= I subscribe wholeheartedly to your opinion on ….’ .
- to give sb a pointer = ‘Can you give me a few pointers on how to go about chatting a woman up?’
- to hazard a guess = ‘Would you like to hazard a guess how much Wayne Rooney earns every week? ‘I couldn’t hazard a guess!’.
- “Flattery will get you everywhere/nowhere” is an informal & humorous idiom meaning praise that isn’t sincere will/won’t get you what you want. There is also a slang take on this ‘Brown-nosing gets you everywhere’ – think about it!!.
to tickle one’s fancy (reizen), fallout (negative Auswirkungen), to mitigate (mildern/abschwächen), to subscribe to an opinion/view (sich einer Meinung anschließen), to give sb a pointer (Tipp geben), ‘I couldn’t hazard a guess!’ (Es mit Raten probieren), to get sth by flattery (sich etw erschmeicheln)