|Brush up on
||We're getting together tonight to brush up on our Spanish
|Check up on
||My parents are always calling to check up on me.
||Check with your professor before you research that topic.
||We need to chew on this problem.
||They come across as very rude.
||I just knew the manager could come through and solve the problem.
|Come up with
||No one can come up with a good advertisement for the toothpaste.
||Bob has come up with a welding torch and some scrap iron.
|Fall back on
||We can always fall back on the ideas we came up with yesterday.
||Sam fears for the welfare of her family since she had a stroke.
||Let's go over the numbers from the annual report again.
||They yelled for us to hang on as the raft swept down the river.
||The server asked us to hold on while he got his notebook out.
||With little preamble, the guest launched into her speech.
|| Care for
||When the neighbors went on vacation I looked after their house.
||Helene usually leans toward green, leafy vegetables.
||Protesting his innocence, Ron claims he didn't mean to offend
||When he lies, I just play along as if I believe him.
||What is that salesperson playing at, stealing my customers
|Put up with
||Too many people put up with terrible service in banks.
||Whenever anyone puts up a fuss he just rolls over without
|Run out of
||Don't you hate it when you're baking a cake and you run out
||Knowing how to skip out of troublesome engagements is an art.
||When we were kids we used to sneak out of the house at night.
||It's funny how your birthday can just sneak up on you.
||The lovers stole away from the rest of the party and watched
||The drummer will strike up a tempo and the parade can begin.
|Talk down to
||The librarian would always talk down to the young girl.
||The abusive boss tied into his inexperienced staff.
||Let's see if we can tie into the network from this room.
||Alex said she'd try for funding for all the travelers.
|Walk off with
||Two of the concert-goers walked off with a box of CDs.
||I looked around for Jenny, but she had wandered off somewhere.
||This just isn't going to work out.
||We want to work toward a comprehensive plan by next year.
||Sometimes a person just has to wallow in their feelings.
||Susan brought that issue up again.
||The company will change its systems over to the new software.
||John said he could change his style up to meet the new challenge.
||We went to the show to check that new car out.
||The coach is going to chew him out for missing that goal.
||We're trying to dial the equipment in for the next test.
||Many children really eat cartoons up on Saturday mornings.
||I can't seem to fight this illness off any more.
||John and Mary had to fight it out for the last brownie.
||Sometimes you just keep laughing on about a joke.
||He teaches the kids to laugh adversity off when they can.
||The clerk will mark prices down later in the day.
||They can clearly mark the boundaries out with red tape.
||The manager will mark up the prices that the clerk marked
||Police ordered residents to pack their things up and evacuate.
||They pick five items out from the menu every meal.
||When I was a boy we used to pick tin cans off the fence with
||It seems like I always put papers off until it's almost too
|| Subject to
||After everything they put the pledge through, he joined their
||The prosecutor asked the clerk to read the transcript back
to the jury.
||James read the book through once and then lent it to his cousin.
||Some department stores brag about how they roll their prices
||The new president acted quickly to roll the new regulations
||Excitement was high when Ford rolled the new Thunderbird out.
||Veering off the road, the car ran a pedestrian over.
||Mack asked us to run the song through one more time.
||My parents taught me to save my money up for expensive purchases.
||At the conference, Jill will seek the professor out for a
||Steve was able to shake the injury off and return to the game.
||One can often sleep a bad headache off without pain pills.
||The Court today will strike the new law down as unconstitutional.
||A good partner can talk you down from some tough places.
|Talk out of
||She was able to talk the young child out of jumping into the
||Sit in the driver's seat while I talk you through the controls.
||Why don't you wait while I try this suit on?
||You can always try the car out before you buy it.
||I can walk you through the process before you do it on your
||After the holidays many folks have to work the extra pounds
||The problem is so complicated that he just can't work it out.