Randomsome 2.

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.

  1. 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’.
  2. 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 ….’ .
  3. to give sb a pointer = ‘Can you give me a few pointers on how to go about chatting a woman up?’
  4. to hazard a guess = ‘Would you like to hazard a guess how much Wayne Rooney earns every week? ‘I couldn’t hazard a guess!’.
  5. 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)

One thought on “Randomsome 2.

Hm, you’ve randomly chosen these expressions but in fact they perfectly match the political discussions that are going on right now especially after the results of the Bavarian state election. Exactly the words people use as explanation and (lame) excuses! 😉

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