1. across the board 
  | əˈkrɒs   ðə   bɔːd |
– including everyone or everything. 
Ex1: The company had a successful year. All salaries were increased by 10% across the board.

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2. back out of 
 | ˈbæk  aʊt  ɒv |
– withdraw, end an obligation or promise. 
Ex1: I made a deal with my friend to help him at work. When I became too busy, I had to back out of it.

 

 

3. call off 
  | kɔːl  ɒf |
– cancel. 
Ex1: The game was called offbecause of rain

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4. dead-end job
 | ˈded   end  dʒɒb |
– position with no future. 
Ex1: He decided to go back to college because he realized he had a dead- end job. 

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5. earful
| ˈɪəfʊl |
–interesting gossip, information. 
Ex1: My friend found out about the local politician. I got an earful.

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