eager for (adjective) = ανυπόμονος για
e.g. Young children are always eager for the new school year.
off-color (prep phrase) = αδιάθετος, άκεφος
e.g. Mike has been feeling a bit off-color lately.
refrain from doing sth (verb) = αποφεύγω να κάνω κάτι
e.g. The doctor told his patient to refrain from eating fatty foods.
supremacy (noun) = κυριαρχία
e.g. Supremacy of the law is a fundamental concept in the western democratic order.
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perk (noun) = προνόμιο
e.g. One of the perks of working at a hotel is that you can use the gym.
heave a sigh (expression) = βγάζω αναστεναγμό
e.g. After learning that she had failed her exam, she heaved a sigh.
cast a pall on/over someone (idiom) = σκοτεινιάζω (μεταφορικά - από λύπη)
e.g. Her comments on her performance cast a pall on her for quite a long time.
conceited (adjective) = ματαιόδοξος, υπερφίαλος
e.g. Without wishing to sound conceited, I am the best student in the class.
give pause to somebody (idiom) = βάζω κάποιον σε σκέψεις
e.g. The recent terrorist attacks should give pause to all of us.
waver (verb) = διστάζω, κλονίζομαι
e.g. The students’ concentration started to waver as summer was approaching.
chuckle (verb) = γελώ από μέσα μου, καγχάζω
e.g. What are you two chuckling about?
froth up (phrasal verb) = αφρίζω
e.g. The best way to froth up your coffee is to use an electric mixer.
eye blink (noun phrase) = πολύ μικρό χρονικό διάστημα (μεταφορικά)
e.g. Growing up from elementary student to adults seems like it happened just an eye blink ago.
elitist (adjective) = μόνο για τους εκλεκτούς
e.g. Fine champagne is still an elitist drink.
be contingent on something (adjective) = εξαρτώμαι από κάτι
e.g. Her success was contingent on the support of her her fans.