|Learning English - The Flatmates|
start to doubt or question what you believed to be true in the past
Paul said 'It's just that Lucy's having second thoughts about the divorce'.
when an older adult starts to behave like a child, (often because of mental weakness caused by old age)
My grandfather was in his second childhood for the last years of his life. He was always talking to me as if we were both 5 years old.
a return of strength or energy that makes it possible to continue doing something that needs a lot of effort
He felt really tired half-way through the race but when he saw the finish line he got a second wind and sprinted to the end.
second nature to you
something you are so familiar with it or that you can do easily without needing to think very much about it
I used to find driving very difficult but now it's second nature to me.
give someone the third degree
question someone very seriously and/or treat them roughly to get information
She's only 14. So when Frank told me he'd seen her smoking I gave her the third degree about it.
third degree burn
a very serious type of burn (rather than a first-degree or second-degree burns which aren't as serious)
There was a terrible accident at the factory and he suffered third-degree burns on his arms.
He says my university is third-rate but I think he's just a snob. It's because my uni is only 10 years old he thinks it's no good.
the third world
countries that are poor and are no very industrially developed. (People now usually call these areas 'developing counties') She worked for a third world charity, teaching children in Kenya for ten years.
temporary, not permanent
getting back together
re-starting a romantic or sexual relationship with someone you were having a relationship with previously
make our marriage work
make a success of our relationship