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  2. Life is like a .
  3. He has a job, house, family - a life .
  4. You need to at a job interview.
  5. You cannot trust him. He is .
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1291 Life's Ups and Downs

Adelina talks with Chris about some of the lessons she has learned in her life .

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like a roller coaster

notesMy life is like a roller coaster.

This phrase means there are many high points and low points in life. We have ups and downs. Notice the following:

  1. Her career was like a roller coaster.
  2. Success is like a roller coaster. It is slow going up and fast going down.

stable person

notesYou're not like a stable person.

A stable person does not have much change or drama in their life. Notice the following:

  1. Good parents are usually stable people.
  2. Young people find the stable life boring.

lesson in life

notesIt's an important lesson in life.

A lesson in life is something important that you learn about life. Notice the following:

  1. You don't learn the lessons in life in school, but rather in the real world.
  2. He is young, so he has many lessons in life still to come.

two faces / two-faced

notesThere are so many people with two faces.

A two-faced person acts one way in someone's presence, but another way then they are not around. Notice the following:

  1. My boss is so two-faced. He says nice things to our face but then writes bad reports about us.
  2. You cannot trust her. She is two-faced.

sell yourself

notesThey are not how they are selling themselves, you know.

When you sell yourself, you present yourself to others so they have a high impression of you. Notice the following:

  1. You always have to sell yourself on the first date.
  2. He did a bad job of selling the company in his presentation.

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