- calm down
Meaning: relax after being angry (transitive/intransitive, inseparable)
Example: You need to calm down. I am worried about you.
When I am angry and I need to calm down I like to go to the gym, or go on a bike ride. What makes you angry? How do you calm yourself down?
Here are some useful tips: http://www.wikihow.com/Calm-Down
- cut back on something
Meaning: consume less
Example: My doctor suggested I cut back on alcohol.
Did you know that 63% of adults in the United States are either overweight or obese?
In 1970, Americans spent about $6 billion on fast food. Nowadays the spending is nearly $150 billion. Maybe we need to cut back on fast food!
- pass out
Meaning: to faint
Example: She passed out after the doctor gave her a needle.
Fainting or passing out is due to a lack of sufficient blood and oxygen reaching the brain. Fainting can be caused by dehydration, low blood pressure, intense physical exercise, lack of sleep or even something as simple as being in a hot room or standing up too quickly. Have you ever passed out?
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Mania (noun): an excessive enthusiasm or desire; an obsession
Watch this TED Talk about English Mania!