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?
Today, we bequeath America’s future into your able hands.
bequeath = hand down
It’s the first time the Carnegie Prize has been split and Hansen is all bent .
bent = shortening of “bend out of shape”
bend out of shape = infuriated, annoyed, shocked, astonished, be angry or upset
Nice is not Hansen’s strong suit.
strong suit = a quality, activity, or skill in which a person excels as in : Foreign policy was the President's strong suit.
Did you know that having a hangover is not having enough water in your body?
hangover = unpleasant physical effects following the heavy use of alcohol
You are not easily distracted, are you?
distracted = · having the attention diverted. · suffering conflicting emotions; distraught
I have a chip on both shoulders.
chip on one's shoulder = a belligerent attitude or grievance
My odds of success dramatically improve with each event.
odds = another word for chances or possibility
Thank you for your efforts.
I haven't heard 'bent' with that meaning on its own- in BrE, it means crooked/criminal or gay. In the first, 'capable hands' sounds more natural to me.