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lay off staff
lay off staff /ˈleɪjɒfˈstaːf/
for a company to stop giving work to its workers because there is not enough available
- Hundreds of staff from the factory have been laid off.
levy a tax
levy a tax /ˈleviəˈtæks/
describes the action of officially putting a tax on something (formal)
- In order to develop the infrastructure in my country our government should levy more taxes on multinational companies.
live up to expectations
live up to expectations /ˈlɪˈvʌpˈtuːekspekˈteɪʃənz/
for something to be as good or satisfying as you believe or are made to believe
- The film was no way as good as the critics made out. It really failed to live up to my expectations!
look forward to
look forward to (something) /ˈlʊkˈfɔːrədtuː/
to have an appointment or event planned in the future which you are excited about because you think it will be enjoyable
- I'm really looking forward to going out on Saturday.