Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) defeat, stop, or counter something/someone
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    • if we don't succeed then it will be checkmate
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  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. I told Jane my side of the story before Peter had the chance to undermine me, thus checkmating his deceitful plan. 
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. If we don't find a way to get the sellers back on side then it will be checkmate. The deal will be off.
    2. Jack is a very clever businessman. To get the contract I tried to undermine his position but he checkmated that strategy.
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