FOOL IF YOU THINK IT’S OVER
To sound out: to try to find out from sby what they think about sth, often in an indirect way.
Raw: in its natural state; not yet changed, used or made into sth else.
Tune: a series of musical notes that are sung or played in a particular order to form a piece of music.
To reappraise: to think again about the value or nature of sth to see if your opinion about it should be changed.
Afterthought: a thing that is thought of, said or added later, and is often not carefully planned.
Gushing: (disapproving) expressing so much enthusiasm, praise or emotion that it does not seem sincere.
To shave: to cut a small amount off a price, etc.
Track: part of a tape or computer disk that music or information can be recorded on.
To release: to make sth available to the public.
Label: a company that produces and sells records, CDs, etc.
Throwaway comment: something you say quickly without careful thought, sometimes in order to be funny.
The final straw: the last in a series of bad events, etc. that makes it impossible for you to accept a situation any longer.
OUT OF the question: impossible or not allowed and therefore not worth discussing.
To reel off: to say or repeat sth quickly without having to stop or think about it.
To trap: [often passive] to keep sby in a dangerous place or bad situation that they want to get out of but cannot.
Along the lines: (informal) at some point during an activity or a process.
To bracket: to consider people or things to be similar or connected in some way.
Middle-of-the-road: not extreme; acceptable to most people. Moderate.
Compliant: (usually disapproving) too willing to agree with other people or to obey rules.
To wheel: to push or pull sth that has wheels.
Operating theatre: a room in a hospital used for medical operations.
To stamp: to print letters, words, a design, etc. onto sth using a special tool.
Moaning: to groan, to complain.
To plead: to beg.
Raucous: sounding loud and rough.
Stomp: (informal) to walk, dance, or move with heavy steps.
Setting: a set of surroundings; the place at which sthg happens.
Gravelly: (of a voice) deep and with a rough sound.
Slide: a part of a musical instrument or other device that slides backwards and forwards.
Bass drum: a large drum that makes a very low sound, used in orchestras.
Riff: a short repeated pattern of notes in popular music or jazz.
Unearthly: very strange; not natural and therefore frightening.
The blues: feelings of sadness.
To shudder: to shake because you are cold or frightened, or because of a strong feeling.
Catchy: (of music or the words of an advertisement) pleasing and easily remembered.