Accept an offer przyjąć ofertę I was reluctant at first, but I finally decided to accept the offer accept the fact that



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pack of lies

stek kłamstw

This is just a pack of lies. I don’t believe a word of what you just said.

pack one’s bags

pakować manatki

I will have to pack my bags in advance, if I want to make it on time.

pass an exam

zdać egzamin

I finally passed my final exam and I am officially a university graduate.

pay attention to something

zwracać na coś uwagę

I pay attention to clothes as looks mean a lot to me.

pay somebody back with interest

odpłacić komuś z nawiązką; spłacić z odsetkami

Thanks for the money. I will pay you back with interest as soon as I can.

pay through the nose for something

przepłacić coś, zapłacić za dużo

I didn’t realise that the other shop sold the same book at half price. Unfortunately, I have already paid through the nose for it.

peace talks

rozmowy pokojowe

The government is in the middle of peace talks that will solve the current situation in the Middle East.

people of like mind

ludzie o podobnych poglądach

People of like minds get along well. There’s nothing surprising about that.

people say that

mówi się, że

People say it is difficult to get into this company, but I want to see for myself.

perform a task

wykonać zadanie

I always perform all tasks to the best of my abilities.

personal belongings

rzeczy osobiste

Please keep all your personal belongings with you at all times.

pick and choose

przebierać, wybierać, grymasić

You can pick and choose whatever you want, I pay!

piece of cake

łatwizna, bułka z masłem

This is simply a piece of cake for me! I have always been good at maths.

place a bet on something

postawić na coś (zakład)

I placed a bet on Spain to win the match and I won £10.

place an advertisement

dać ogłoszenie

I placed an advertisement about the job vacancy, however, I have not received a response yet.

place an order

składać zamówienie

Are you ready to place an order or do you need some more time?

place confidence in somebody

pokładać w kimś zaufanie

I place a great deal of confidence in you, do not disappoint me.

place emphasis on something

kłaść na coś nacisk, podkreślać

I place a great amount of emphasis on homework; it will account for 30% of your final mark.

place importance on something

przywiązywać wagę do czegoś

I place almost no importance on attendance. It is up to you whether you attend the lectures or not.

play a trick on somebody

zrobić komuś kawał

I always get annoyed when my brother plays tricks on me.

play by the rules

grać zgodnie z zasadami

Sam always plays by the rules. He is the most honest person I have ever met.

play cards

grać w karty

I play cards whenever I need to kill time.

play the fool

wygłupiać się

Don’t play the fool! I am sure you know what I’m talking about.

play with fire

igrać z ogniem, kusić los

If I were you, I wouldn’t do that. It’s really like playing with fire.

pluck up the courage

zebrać się na odwagę

I decided to pluck up the courage and ask my boss for a pay rise.

poke fun at

kpić sobie z

Stop poking fun at me, it’s getting really annoying.

pose a threat

stanowić zagrożenie

Drunk driving poses a threat of causing a car accident.

pretty well

dość dobrze

I know Kate pretty well but I can’t say we’re best friends.

price range

przedział cenowy

I can only spend between 100 and 150 pounds. Have you got anything within that price range?

prove somebody wrong

udowodnić komuś, że się myli

Sam came to class well prepared, and managed to prove our teacher wrong.

public enemy number one

wróg publiczny numer jeden

The prime minister is now considered public enemy number one because of what he stated during the last meeting.

pull somebody’s leg

nabierać kogoś

You pulled my leg! I really thought you were telling me the truth.

push one’s luck

kusić los

Don’t push your luck. I think you should be cautious of what you do next.

push somebody to the wall

przypierać kogoś do muru

When I was pushed to the wall, I made my mind up then and there.

put a lot of effort into something

wkładać w coś dużo wysiłku

I have put a lot of effort into this project. I hope it works.

put all one’s eggs in one basket

postawić wszystko na jedną kartę

I know it’s risky, but I have decided to put all my eggs into one basket and see what happens.

put much work in something

wkładać w coś dużo pracy

I didn’t put much work into the last essay I wrote, and as a result, I received a low mark.

put one’s foot in it

popełnić gafę

I really didn’t mean to interfere and totally unintentionally I put my foot in it.

put one’s heart into something

wkładać w coś serce

I really put my heart into the last play we were staging and it was a major success.

put out a fire

ugasić pożar

I managed to put out the fire before the fire brigade arrived.

put somebody at risk

narażać kogoś

Because I don’t want to put you at risk, it would be best if you didn’t go with me.

put somebody in an awkward situation

postawić kogoś w niezręcznej sytuacji

You really shouldn’t have said that. You’ve now put me in a really awkward situation.

put somebody straight

wyjaśnić coś komuś, wyprowadzić kogoś z błędu

I managed to put Sam straight when I told him all the details.

put something into somebody’s head

wbijać komuś coś do głowy

I don’t know what they put into your head while you worked there, but this in not an acceptable behaviour here.

put something into the same bag

wrzucać coś do jednego worka

You shouldn’t put all the modern paintings into the same bag. There are different trends and movements.

put something to the test

poddać coś próbie

This conference will put Anne to the test. It’s the first event she is coordinating on her own.

put the blame on somebody

zrzucać winę na kogoś

It’s always easy to put the blame on somebody else rather than admit you made a mistake.


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quality of life

jakość życia

The quality of life in Poland has improved significantly over the last 20 years.

question of taste

sprawa/kwestia gustu

Interior design is purely a question of taste. I don’t like dark walls but that’s my opinion.
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