Some multi-word expressions

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Multi-word expression

Example

once-in-a-lifetime

A young person who goes to another country to live and study in an exchange program will probably look back on the trip as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

do-it-yourself

Installation of the lamps can be carried out quickly and easily by an experienced do-it-yourself enthusiast.

how-to

If you need some additional help setting up and using your new phone, see the basics section for helpful how-to information.

easy-to-grabready-to-eat

Choose healthy, quick, and easy-to-grab foods such as little bags or containers of ready-to-eat vegetables (i.e., celery sticks, cucumber wedges, and cherry tomatoes).

can-do

When children solve a problem together they start feeling competent and have a can-do attitude toward all problems.

do-or-die

We don’t want our candidates to be forced into a do-or-die situation, but doing a little work every day to finally do their best.

must-have

Separate what’s essential for you from what’s simply desirable, and eliminate any shopping carts from your list that don’t have those must-have features.

no-win situation

The employer may be in a no-win situation if the team refuses to accept such a candidate.

wake-up call

This is very far from the agreed target, and is a wake-up call for the urgency of providing good quality education for all.

peer-to-peer network

The structure of the peer-to-peer network is divided into two stratums: the P2P overlay stratum and the transportation stratum.

hands-on experience

They were also given hands-on experience with live projects in relevant areas and training in laboratory and field techniques through visits to sites of marine significance.

rule-based

We are convinced that only a rule-based system can guarantee that commitments are enforced and that all Member States are treated equally.

state-of-the-art

Participating countries will benefit from advanced training of engineers and technicians in state-of-the-art fields and techniques.

mom-to-be

This young mom-to-be needs advice in preparing for her baby.

mom-and-pop

All we have are mom-and-pop stores, where lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains usually cost more.

– take-out– take-home

– super-size

When dining out or ordering take-out food, ask for a take-home box or avoid super-size selections when you order.

stir-fry

Separately, stir-fry the onion (cut into rings) until soft, then add the cinnamon, saffron, raisins, sugar and a little water.

[X]-year-old

The 43-year-old actor was spotted taking the time to sign autographs for fans who had waited outside.

two-state

But with warnings that time is running out for a two-state solution, some still think he will try to lay the ground for some greater effort to restart talks, our correspondent says.

one-off tax Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is meeting party leaders to hammer out a Plan B after a one-off tax on savings failed to get the support of any MPs.
crisis-stricken bank

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned Cyprus that its crisis-stricken banks might never be able to reopen if it rejected the bailout.

denial-of-service

South Korea’s Communications Commission suspected a cyber-attack. However, the BBC was later told that experts had concluded it was not a denial-of-service attack, of the kind South Korea has experienced in the past.

film-maker

Film-maker Danny Boyle picked up one of the two honorary judges’ awards.

oscar-winning

The Oscar-winning director was recognised for his opening ceremony to the London 2012 games.

out-of-hours care

In Sweden, it is up to local government regions (known as municipalities) to decide whether they want to offer publicly funded out-of-hours care.

stay-at-home mother

Wallin, who now runs a business with her husband, says she felt pushed into using childcare for her first children, because of a “social stigma” against stay-at-home mothers.

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