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(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
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at once / right away / only / just (emphasis) / as early as / already / as soon as / then / in that case / as many as / even if / to approach / to move towards / to undertake / to engage in / to suffer / subjected to / to accomplish / to take advantage of / to go with (of foods) / with regard to / concerning
to get a job / employment
accomplishment / success / achievement / CL: 個|个 / to achieve (a result) / to create / to bring about
that is / i.e.
will / shall / to be going to
in other words / that is
immediately / at once
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
granted that / even if
already at an earlier time
to see a doctor / to seek medical advice
to receive medical treatment
at this point / thus / from then on
to go to school
to bring up / to train / to contribute to / achievements (usually of young people)
nearby / in a close neighborhood
to take office / to assume a post
to dine
to accept (a bit reluctantly) / to put up with
employment rate
to take office / to assume a post
to be ready / to be in order
locally / on the spot
employment opportunity / job opening
to attend school
to get there in one step (idiom); easily done / success at a stroke / to get results overnight
to move to a better job
to yield / to adapt to / to accommodate to (sth)
lit. speak of Cao Cao and Cao Cao arrives / fig. speak of the devil and he doth appear
to win success and recognition (idiom)
to follow the prescribed order; to keep to the working routine (idiom)
to swear the oath of office
then it's too late (colloquial)
inaugural lecture
to be next to (colloquial)
to discuss sth on its own merits / to judge the matter as it stands
unity is strength (revolutionary slogan and popular song of 1943)
to beat sb at their own game (idiom)
to be born with / to be gifted with
to release for medical treatment (of a prisoner)
lit. an easy drive on a familiar path (idiom); fig. experience makes progress easy / a task that is so familiar one can do it with one's hand tied behind one's back
Amoghasiddhi Buddha
full employment
to be killed for a righteous cause / to die a martyr
hands tied and waiting to be captured
lit. if it's wrong, it's wrong (idiom); to make the best after a mistake / to accept an error and adapt to it / to muddle through
to turn on one's heels / to walk away abruptly
serves you right for doing sth so stupid (Internet slang)
inaugural speech
inside story
to go to sleep / to go to bed (literary)
to set off / to take to the road
(of a price) to fluctuate according to the market / to sell at the market price
to be quick to take offence / to have a short fuse
to quit while one is ahead (idiom) / to know when to stop
to avoid the important and dwell on the trivial / to keep silent about major charges while admitting minor ones
not to understand the situation / unaware of the ins and outs
lit. to believe in the rain on hearing the wind (idiom) / to believe rumors / to be credulous
half willing and half unwilling (idiom); to yield after making a show of resistance
everything in its place and ready (idiom)
to approach one's coffin (idiom); with one foot in the grave
(of the people in a group) to get into position (idiom) / (athletics) On your mark!
can't reach the high or accept the low (idiom); not good enough for a high post, but too proud to take a low one
to draw on local resources / using materials at hand
a boneheaded teammate can do you more harm than the most formidable opponent (idiom)
at sb's convenience / in passing / while doing it
to get a better job somewhere else (idiom) / to seek alternative employment
to be taken prisoner
better to be safe than sorry (proverb) / to be prepared just in case
crude but simple methods (idiom); use whatever methods you can / to do things simply and thriftily / It's not pretty but it works.
lit. on hearing wind, to say rain / to agree uncritically with whatever people say / to parrot other people's words / to chime in with others
to be placed in a coffin / to die
to finish (a letter, a painting) at a stroke
(idiom) stay clear of the enemy's main force and strike at his weak points
past this village, you won't find this shop (idiom) / this is your last chance
follow the prescribed order / keep to conventional ways
it's better to make slow progress than no progress at all (proverb)
to act as companion
to deign / to condescend / to yield to (entreaties) / to submit to (sb) / (polite) to deign to accept (a post)
unaware of the inner workings / naive / unwitting
lit. don't worry about not knowing goods, but about comparing them (proverb) / fig. goods' (or person's) true value can only be determined through comparison
to extend one's neck in preparation for execution (idiom)
lit. to squeeze into every crack (idiom) / fig. to make the most of every opportunity
a hint is all that is needed / understanding each other without the need to explain
to concede / to give up
all is grist that comes to the mill (idiom)
to condescend / condescending / patronizing
to submit / to give in
to execute on the spot (idiom); summary execution / to carry out the law on the spot
hands tied and expecting the worst
can't reach the high or accept the low (idiom); not good enough for a high post, but too proud to take a low one
to melt in one's mouth
Don't ask and you won't be told any lies. (idiom)
Employment Stability Fee (Taiwan), a minimum monthly fee for employing foreign workers
can't reach the high or accept the low (idiom); not good enough for a high post, but too proud to take a low one

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