Vocabulary Reference

Session 2 - News Review

squad
larger group of sports players from which a smaller team is chosen

outsiders
(here) players or team thought unlikely to win a competition

bookmakers
people whose job it is to take and pay money from betting

fairytale
(here) unreal or incredible

nuts/bonkers
crazy

a one-off
describes something which will only happen once

Session 3 - Lingohack

presumptive
likely to be

inappropriately
in the wrong way

long-standing
existing for a long time

Session 5 - The White Elephant

a recipe for disaster
something that will obviously go very wrong

up the creek without a paddle
in a difficult situation with no way of making it better

on the brink of disaster
about to go wrong

disaster averted
a bad situation has just been avoided

a close shave
(also) a bad situation has just been avoided