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    in the end/incentive/to break a leg/hunker down/hustle/

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    But, in the end, it was decided that the new initiative is practical.

    in the end = eventually, ultimately

    However, it is still too early to talk about raising incentive payments.

    incentive (a) = serving to induce or motivate

    11.45am - the aliens have gone back to school and our canteen oasis has calmed down a little. and Charlotte has just finished her auditions (we did remember to tell her to break a leg).

    to break a leg = Good luck!

    It seems like they have either given up or decided to hunker down and hope for the best.

    hunker down = crouch

    Where are people hustling you to come into the store?

    hustle = pressure or urge someone into an action

    She hustled through the crowded streets.

    hustle = move or cause to move energetically or busily

    The secret service agents hustled the speaker out of the amphitheater.

    hustle = cause to move furtively and hurriedly

    He was be-hustled into a decision.

    He hustled the horse into a canter.

    hustle into = compel; force

    He was hustled aside.

    The kid is hustled aside and our hero runs from the shop.

    hustle aside = push aside

    People hustled round the entrance.

    hustle round = crowd; throng

    They all hustled into a bus.

    hustle into = pile in

    The bus came and we all piled in.

    Hustle up! (Get a move on!)

    hustle up= to hurry up.

    I won't be hustled.

    He was hustled of the way.

    hustle = shove out

    When making a dollar is tough, you hustle up every dime.

    hustle up = to prepare quickly

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: in the end/incentive/to break a leg/hunker down/hustle/

    It seems like they have either given up or decided to hunker down and hope for the best.

    hunker down = get down to work, get serious


    When making a dollar is tough, you hustle up every dime.

    hustle up = work extra hard to get


    All the others are OK

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    Exclamation Re: in the end/incentive/to break a leg/hunker down/hustle/

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    However, it is still too early to talk about raising incentive payments.

    incentive (a) = serving to induce or motivate= (n)as a reward offered for increased productivity.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

    An organization pays bonus to its employees as incentive to achieve higher out-put.
    A Government allows tax incentives to improve competitiveness across many sectors of economy.

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