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7. against all odds → aid and abet

against all odds → aid and abet  against all odds (despite very low chances): Against all odds, he finished the work on time. (different from what is normal or usual): Nowadays it goes against the grain to show respect for authority. against your will (when you don’t want to): I’m …

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6. after a fashion → again and again

after a fashion → again and again  after a fashion (to some degree, but not very well): I know English after a fashion. after all (despite earlier doubts or problems): Leo’s work schedule changed, so he’ll be able to come to the party after all. (consider the fact that): I …

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4. abreast of → account for

abreast of → account for abreast of (next to, level with): I have to walk more quickly to stay abreast of him. (up to date with): It’s important to keep abreast of the latest technology.   abreast of (aware of, informed about): She like to keep abreast of the latest …

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