Secret Millionaire Hilary Devey reveals why she felt moved to help on of the UK's poorest areas 2

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gany material that is made by sticking several layers of the same material together:
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laminate flooring
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straight away
straightaway (cambridge dict)
I knew straight away that I wanted to get involved
to support an idea, or to agree with someone's opinion:
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go along with
Kate's already agreed, but it's going to be harder persuading Mike to go along with it.
I went along and said, I can volunteer if you like.
the set of beliefs, ideas, etc. about the social behaviour and relationships of a person or group:
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Both my parents went out to work and there was a strong working-class ethos in our house.
there was a strong working-class ethos in our house.
a job or piece of work that is often boring or unpleasant but needs to be done regularly:
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= done the jobs in or around the house. I'll go shopping when I've done my chores
My two older brothers and I did chores at home
an advantage that only one person or group of people has, usually because of their position or because they are rich:
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Healthcare should be a right, not a privilege.
we were by no means privileged.”
to get things, especially money or food, by asking for them instead of buying them or working for them:
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Peter never buys anything - he just scrounges (off his friends)
the “scrounging capital of the UK”
very strong and determined:
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steely determination
Hilary is made of steely stuff.
If two people ..., they end their relationship or marriage:
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split up
She split up with her boyfriend last week.
She split up with Mev’s father when the youngster was three-and-a-half
to take care of children or young animals until completely grown:
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. They raised a family and now want to enjoy their retirement. Bring up (brit)
raised him on her own
to refuse to accept or agree to something, or to refuse someone's request:
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turn down
she was turned down for a business loan.
o establish or create something:
p. verb
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set up
Hilary set up her road haulage business in 1999.
happening once every year:
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Companies publish annual reports to inform the public about the previous year's activities.
her business is now worth an annual £100m.
(of places) extremely dirty and unpleasant, often because of lack of money:
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Many prisons, even today, are overcrowded and squalid places.
she was shown her squalid flat she was shocked.
a very large, expensive house:
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Especially after walking out of her Staffordshire mansion that morning.
something that surprises you and teaches you new facts about life, people, etc.:
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Living in another country can be a real eye-opener.
to agree that something is true, especially unwillingly:
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“That was an eye-opener,” she admits.
a room in a hotel, airport, theatre, etc. where people can relax or wait:
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an airport lounge
to be old and in bad condition:
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seen better days
The flat had a bedroom the size of a shoebox and a lounge with a sofa that had definitely seen better days.
extremely or unpleasantly dirty:
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The kitchen was filthy
the money given by the government to people who need financial help, for example because they cannot find a job:
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They live on benefits which hardly go far at all.
a hospital for people who are dying, especially from cancer
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She went to visit a local hospice that could do with some extra help
If something ........, it needs it very much:
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could do with
This place could do with a good cleaning.
She went to visit a local hospice that could do with some extra help

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