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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
HSK 2
to get a job / employment
HSK 6
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
that is / i.e.
accomplishment / success / achievement / CL: 個|个 / to achieve (a result) / to create / to bring about
HSK 5
will / shall / to be going to
granted that / even if
in other words / that is
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
immediately / at once
to take office / to assume a post
to receive medical treatment
already at an earlier time
to go to school
at this point / thus / from then on
to bring up / to train / to contribute to / achievements (usually of young people)
to see a doctor / to seek medical advice
nearby / in a close neighborhood
HSK 6
to accept (a bit reluctantly) / to put up with
HSK 6
to be ready / to be in order
employment rate
to dine
locally / on the spot
employment opportunity / job opening
to attend school
to take office / to assume a post
to yield / to adapt to / to accommodate to (sth)
HSK 6
unity is strength (revolutionary slogan and popular song of 1943)
to follow the prescribed order; to keep to the working routine (idiom)
to get there in one step (idiom); easily done / success at a stroke / to get results overnight
to move to a better job
to win success and recognition (idiom)
inaugural lecture
to release for medical treatment (of a prisoner)
full employment
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
to be born with / to be gifted with
inauguration
to submit / to give in
to be killed for a righteous cause / to die a martyr
serves you right for doing sth so stupid (Internet slang)
to swear the oath of office
inaugural speech
lit. speak of Cao Cao and Cao Cao arrives / fig. speak of the devil and he doth appear
to be next to (colloquial)
then it's too late (colloquial)
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
(of a price) to fluctuate according to the market / to sell at the market price
lit. to believe in the rain on hearing the wind (idiom) / to believe rumors / to be credulous
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
hands tied and waiting to be captured
to discuss sth on its own merits / to judge the matter as it stands
(of the people in a group) to get into position (idiom) / (athletics) On your mark!
to beat sb at their own game (idiom)
half willing and half unwilling (idiom); to yield after making a show of resistance
to go to sleep / to go to bed (literary)
to set off / to take to the road
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
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
inside story
Amoghasiddhi Buddha
to turn on one's heels / to walk away abruptly
not to understand the situation / unaware of the ins and outs
at sb's convenience / in passing / while doing it
everything in its place and ready (idiom)
to be taken prisoner
better to be safe than sorry (proverb) / to be prepared just in case
to approach one's coffin (idiom); with one foot in the grave
to finish (a letter, a painting) at a stroke
(idiom) stay clear of the enemy's main force and strike at his weak points
follow the prescribed order / keep to conventional ways
a boneheaded teammate can do you more harm than the most formidable opponent (idiom)
to get a better job somewhere else (idiom) / to seek alternative employment
to be quick to take offence / to have a short fuse
crude but simple methods (idiom); use whatever methods you can / to do things simply and thriftily / It's not pretty but it works.
to act as companion
to draw on local resources / using materials at hand
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
bedtime
unaware of the inner workings / naive / unwitting
to deign / to condescend / to yield to (entreaties) / to submit to (sb) / (polite) to deign to accept (a post)
to extend one's neck in preparation for execution (idiom)
to concede / to give up
to be placed in a coffin / to die
it's better to make slow progress than no progress at all (proverb)
a hint is all that is needed / understanding each other without the need to explain
Employment Stability Fee (Taiwan), a minimum monthly fee for employing foreign workers
past this village, you won't find this shop (idiom) / this is your last chance
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 condescend / condescending / patronizing
lit. to squeeze into every crack (idiom) / fig. to make the most of every opportunity
all is grist that comes to the mill (idiom)
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
Don't ask and you won't be told any lies. (idiom)
to execute on the spot (idiom); summary execution / to carry out the law on the spot
it doesn't matter whether a cat is white or black; as long as it catches mice it's a good cat (variant of a Sichuanese saying used in a speech by Deng Xiaoping 鄧小平|邓小平 in 1962, usually associated with his economic reforms starting in 1978, in which pragmatism was favored over ideological purity)
hands tied and expecting the worst
to melt in one's mouth

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