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?
I've been shortlisted.
shortlist = put someone or something on a short list
I'd love to but I'm totally snowed under at the moment!
totally snowed under = overburden with work
She's set up a new company with her golden handshake.
golden handshake = a lucrative severance agreement offered to an employee typically as an inducement to retire
The restless beating of the barren, bitter sea.
The joyful beating of the drum.
beating = an act of repeated hitting or striking
Our team had beating, but not a bad beating.
The boy was given a sound beating.
We gave the enemy a good beating.
beating = a sound defeat
had beating = sustained a loss
He expects to take over the business when his father retires.
take over = to take control or possession of
The airplane pilot fainted and his co-pilot had to take over.
take over = to take charge or responsibility
The Japanese have taken over many European ways of life.
take over = to borrow, imitate, or adopt.
He has to take over the office (of mayor).
I have to take over the liabilities of the firm.
They haveto take over the watch.
take over the watch = mount look out
He has to take over the task of editing the book.
He has taken over from his father this rare gift.
take over = inherit, derive
He was taken over in a boat.
take over = ferry, convey
I'll take you over in the car.
take over = cart away
We are taking you over to Rome.
take over = put through (by phone)
Thank you for your efforts.
In business take over is commonly used. A takeover is the purchase of one company (the target) by another (the acquirer, or bidder). The term also refers to the acquisition of a public company whose shares are listed on a stock exchange, in contrast to the acquisition of a private company. In general it means: to assume control of or responsibility for something. Other than these, the rest are either informal or colloquial.