Too much/many of something.
There is a glut of new cars in the American market.
Work that involves making new discoveries.
Australia is working on groundbreaking medical treatments for cancer.
A machine that makes electricity.
All hospitals need a generator in case the power goes out in the city.
Connected to wealth and beauty.
Many women are attracted to the glamor of modeling.
/grəʊ əˈpɑrt/ (phr v)
Find more distance in a relationship.
Over the years, my sister and I have grown apart. We only speak a few times a year.
Feeling annoyed and in a bad mood.
Since James lost his job, he’s been very grouchy. I’m giving him a lot of time on his own.
/gɛt əˈhɛd/ (phr v)
To be more successful in your life or job.
Learning English will help you get ahead in your career.
/ˈgɪmɪk/ (n casual)
Something that makes you notice something else.
To make money off this new car, we’re going to need a gimmick to make people interested in it.
A movement of the hand or body that has meaning (ie. waving your hand = hello)
When you travel, be careful when you make hand gestures – they might mean something different in that culture.
/,glæs ‘siliŋ/ (n)
The fact that women are not given jobs at the highest level in a corporation.
I have been working in my law firm for 26 years. The glass ceiling stops me from becoming the Managing Director.