Being Genuine and False
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to cozy up to (someone) – to do and say things to try to have a close relationship with another person, often because one wants something from that person; to be very friendly, warm, and open with a person * Hamed always tries to cozy up to his aunts when he needs money.
proposal – a written document that presents a solution to a problem, usually asking for money in order to implement that solution * The city has received proposals from five constructions companies that want to repair the bridge.
true intentions – the real reason why someone is doing something; the real purpose of one’s words and/or actions * When you’re very rich, it’s hard to date, because you never know the other person’s true intentions. Does he love you, or does he just love your money?
upfront – direct, straightforward, and honest, without trying to hide anything * If you had been upfront about the price from the beginning, we wouldn’t have needed to negotiate for so long.
ulterior motive – a hidden, secret reason for doing something, especially if it has negative consequences for another person * If a technician offers to fix your computer for free, he may have an ulterior motive, like wanting to see the personal information stored in your files.
at face value – to understand or accept something as it appears, without thinking there is a hidden meaning or explanation * When he said, “I’ll call you,” Shelly took it at face value, and she was very disappointed when he didn’t actually call her.
reputation – the way one is perceived or thought about by other people, often when they do not know that person well * Albert has a reputation for being a good student, although he doesn’t study very much.
two-faced – insincere and untrustworthy, often saying different things to different people * I can’t believe Jeremiah was so two-faced, dating two women at once without letting them know.