|IDIOM||AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED|
|Used to show what someone's opinion on a subject is or how it affects them:
As far as I am concerned, the Job centre is not providing a valuable service.
|VERB + PREPOSITION||PREVENT SB FROM DOING STH|
|To stop someone doing something or something happening:
She prevented me from going to Ireland.
|IDIOM||BE ON GOOD (SPEAKING) TERMS WITH|
|If you are on good, bad etc terms with someone, you have a good, bad etc relationship with them:
We were always on good terms with our neighbours.
|INVERSION||LITTLE + AUXILIARY + SUBJECT + VERB|
|There are adverbs and adverbial expressions with a negative,
restrictive or emphatic meaning, which are followed by inversion
when placed first in a sentence:
Little did he know what his decision would lead to.
|IDIOM||FOR THE TIME BEING|
|For a short period of time from now, but not permanently:
We've decided to do without a car for the time being.
|THE PERFECT INFINITY||TO HAVE + III FORM|
|The perfect infinitive is used to say 'to have done'. It's formed with the infinitive of have + the past participle:
He pretended to have seen the film.
|FIXED PHRASE||OUT OF LUCK|
|OUT OF LUCK => UNLUCKY She lost his money, she was out of luck.|
|PHRASE||BE IN THE HABIT OF + GERUND|
|Something that you do regularly or usually, often without thinking about it because you have done it so many times before:
John was in the habit of taking a walk after supper.