Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
Football, cricket, rugby, baseball, you name it - they all leave me stone cold.
stone cold = unfeeling, insensible
I know that my aversion to competitive group activities shows that I'm a control freak and a lousy team player.
control freak = one who has an obsessive need to exert control over people and situations, who attempts to dictate how everything around them is done and who care more than you do about something as well as won't stop at being pushy to get their way
lousy = inferior
Mavericks are not tolerated very well in business.
maverick = one that refuses to abide by the dictates of or resists adherence to a group; a dissente
The term "pole position" comes from the horse racing term where the number one starter starts on the inside next to the inside pole.
pole position = the most favorable position at the start of a race
on thee inside = in a position of confidence or influence
Lewis Hamilton, last year’s world champion, who started the final race in the present year from pole position, pulled out with brake problems after only 20 laps.
pull out = leave ; withdraw from an undertaking
Thank you for your efforts.