Urge: a strong desire to do sthg.
There must be more to life than: There are more important things in life than…
To hand in one’s notice: formally tell your employer that you want to stop working for them.
Tough: having or causing problems or difficulties. Difficult.
To muck in: to share food, accommodation, etc. with other people.
To do one’s bit: (informal) to do your share of a task.
Mud: wet earth that is soft and sticky.
To take to sby: to start liking sby/sthg.
To disrupt: to make it difficult for sthg to continue in the normal way.
To surround: to be all around sthg/sby.
To turn out to: to be discovered to be; to prove to be.
To gel: (of two or more people) to work well together; to form a successful group.
To book oneself onto sthg: to arrange with a hotel, restaurant, theatre, etc. to have a room, table, seat, etc. on a particular date.
To acclimatise: to get used to a new place, situation or climate.
To take an instant dislike to sby: a feeling of not liking sby/sthg.
To make it: to succeed in reaching a place in time, especially when this is difficult.
Relief: the feeling of happiness that you have when sthg unpleasant stops or does not happen.
To pull out: to make sby/sthg move away from sthg or stop being involved in it.
Break: a short period of time when you stop what you are doing and rest, eat, etc.
To hit it off with sby: (informal) to have a good friendly relationship with sby.
Background: the details of a person’s family, education, experience etc.
Walk of life: a person’s job or position in society.
To suit: to make sthg appropriate for sthg/sby.
Buzz: (informal) a strong feeling of pleasure, excitement or achievement.
To tag along: to go somewhere with sby, especially when you have not been asked or invited.
To strike up: to begin a friendship, a relationship, a conversation, etc.
To rough it: (informal) to live in a way that is not very comfortable for a short time.
To pamper: (sometimes disapproving) to take care of sby very well and make them feel as comfortable as possible.
Spa: a place where water with minerals in it, which is considered to be good for your health, comes up naturally out of the ground; the name given to a town that has such a place and where there are, or were, places where people could drink the water.
Facial: a beauty treatment in which a person’s face is cleaned using creams, steam, etc. in order to improve the quality of the skin.
To go off: to leave a place, especially in order to do sthg.
Steady: developing, growing, etc. gradually and in an even and regular way. Constant, regular.