Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
Far from being ostentatious of the good you do.
The ostentatious professions of many years.
ostentatious = unduly conspicuous; pretentious; boastful
A present of everything that was rich and showy.
showy = making a show; attracting attention; presenting a marked appearance; ostentatious.
To waste long nights in indolent repose.
indolent = indulging in ease; avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy
The three men roughed up the bartender at the hotel and were arrested by the police.
rough up = attack or hurt physically; manhandle
I tried hard but I am sure that I blew the final math exam last week.
blow it (something) = fail at something
Dealing with my neighbor is always a pain in the neck.
pain in the neck = an annoying thing or person, bothersome
We cannot afford to drop the ball.
drop the ball = make an error; miss an opportunity
At first the horse was ahead but in the home stretch she curled up and died.
home stretch = the straight stretch of a racetrack leading to the finish line
Thank you for your efforts.