Vocabulary Reference

Session 2 - News Review

phase out
stop doing something gradually

nukes
slang word for nuclear weapons

ancient
very old (humorous)

arsenal
collection of weapons

upgrade
improve the quality of something

deterrent
something that prevents people doing something

Session 3 - Lingohack

cracks down
starts to deal with a situation in a more severe way

merciless
unforgiving / very hard

infrastructure
system that enables something to run smoothly

think tank
group of experts who together develop ideas on a certain subject

Session 5 - The White Elephant

pulled out all the stops
made a special effort

ahead of the game
in an advantageous position

up for grabs
available

blow the competition away
surprise the other competitors by being much better than them

in competition with
trying hard to beat other people

may the best man win!
hopefully, the person who deserves to win, will win

you win some, you lose some
bad luck; too bad