- Streetwise: /ˈstriːtwaɪz/ having the knowledge and experience that is needed to deal with the difficulties and dangers of life in a big city. Sp. Espabilado. E.g. Kids seem much more streetwise these days.
- Keep up with: to learn about or be aware of the news, current events, etc. Sp. Mantenerse al día. E.g. She likes to keep up with the latest fashions.
- Glitzy: very attractive, exciting and impressive, in a way that is not always genuine, with no real value. Sp. Glamoroso, deslumbrante. E.g. a glitzy, Hollywood-style occasion. A glitzy television show.
- Chinos: /ˈtʃiːnəʊz/ informal trousers/pants made from strong cotton. E.g. a pair of chinos.
Snap: (adj) made or done quickly and without careful thought or preparation. Sp. repentino.E.g. It was a snap decision. They held a snap election. I try not to make snap judgements on people when I first meet them. A snap answer (Sp. respuesta sin pensar).
abrupt: /əˈbrʌpt/ 1 sudden and unexpected, often in an unpleasant way. Sp. abrupto. E.g. an abrupt change/ halt/ departure. The accident brought his career to an abrupt end. 2 speaking or acting in a way that seems unfriendly and rude; not taking time to say more than is necessary. E.g. an abrupt manner. She was very abrupt with me in our meeting.
dress code: rules about what clothes people should wear at work. E.g. The company has a strict dress code—all male employees are expected to wear suits.
lean (+ adverb/preposition) to bend or move from a vertical position. E.g. I leaned back in my chair.
Injurious: /ɪnˈdʒʊəriəs/ causing or likely to cause harm or damage. Damaging. Injurious things should be avoided. They cause pain, harm, and — yes — injuries. Handle with care! If you know what an injury is, you have a head start on learning injurious. Anything injurious is dangerous. At a construction site, almost anything could be injurious, if you don't know what you're doing (or even if you do). Falling off a ladder could be very injurious. Even crossing the street can have injurious effects if you're hit by a car. If this word turns up in your diary a dozen times, you're probably in the hospital. Sp. Perjudicial. E.g. Products that are injurious to health. Injurious effects. The Transportation Department said it believes allowing passengers to make cellphone calls may be harmful or injurious to others.
Go off: to leave a place, especially in order to do something. E.g. She went off to get a drink.