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hike up • public transport • win-win
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  1. It's wise to aim for a situation here.
  2. We are expecting the gas companies to their prices again.
  3. I'm joining the again this summer.
  4. We won't need to catch the because he'll pick us up.
  5. We're pressed for time, so I'm going to ask you to quickly the report.
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1149 Cars and Traffic

Shifani talks about how to look at traffic and analyze how people get around.

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hike up

Hike up petrol prices.

When we hike up prices, that means we increase them. Notice the following:

  1. The hotels hike up the price of rooms during the high season.
  2. The 2011 political crises across the Middle East greatly hiked the price of oil.

catch public transport

People are more likely to catch public transport.

To catch public transport means to take a bus, taxi, etc. Notice the following:

  1. Forget renting a car, let's just catch public transport.
  2. We can catch public transport right outside the airport exit doors.

win-win situation

Overall, it's a win-win situation.

A win-win situation is where everyone ends up happy. Notice the following:

  1. I cook, you clean, it's a win-win situation.
  2. A win-win situation should be the desired outcome in business.

fun run

We organized a fun run.

A fun run is a race that is not serious. It is usually organized to raise money for charity. Notice the following:

  1. My whole family entered the 10K fun run on Saturday.
  2. We organized the fun run to benefit the local community center.

sum it up

If you want to sum it up that way, yes.

Here, we use the phrase 'sum it up' to briefly describe something without details. Notice the following:

  1. My problem, to sum it up, is money.
  2. He summed up the presentation by asking us to work smarter, not harder.