Friday’s Phrasal Verbs

back out of – withdraw

  • You promised you would do it by Tuesday. You can’t back out of it now.

be cut out to/for – be suitable to/for

  • I don’t think I was cut out to be a manager. I hate ordering people around.

be taken aback – be surprised and at a loss for words

  • I was rather taken aback when he suddenly announced his resignation.

bear up under – cope with a difficult situation

  • How are you bearing up under all this extra work?
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