Language for decisions. Revision:
absolute nightmare - third conditional Vocabulary absolutely certain
- makes 'certain' sound stronger, i.e.She's absolutely certain he's the man she saw steal the car.
not to mention
- (idiom) introduces a further point to strengthen the point being made, i.e.
once in a blue moon
- We had a disastrous holiday. Terrible weather. A dirty hotel. Not to mention, our flight home being delayed for six hours.
- It's a great job: a big salary, a free apartment, good promotion possibilities. Not to mention, I get a top-range Mercedes and my own driver.
- (idiom) something happens very rarely, i.e.
(to have) second thoughts
- My brother lives in Australia. We only see him once in a blue moon.
- I prefer to watch football on TV now. I only go to a match once in a blue moon.
- to reconsider a decision, i.e.
the fact is
- I told my boss I would take the job in the Berlin office but now I'm having second thoughts: it means moving away from my family.
- the truth, the reality is, i.e.
a tough decision
- The fact is, you have a very bad cold, you need to be in bed, not playing football.
- a difficult decision, i.e.
- Selling the house was a tough decision but it was too big for us now the children have all left home.