A bang-up job. = Exceptionally good work, great effort.
Hoshino did a bang-up job getting the Tigers into 1st place.
To cope with. = To bear or to put up with.
During the last few weeks we have to had to cope with the heat.
Get a grip. = To take hold of yourself, to control yourself or to be strong.
Get a grip on yourself and let's finish this race.
Milk and honey. = Easy, happy and wonderful.
If I had a lot of money life would be milk and honey for me.
To look up to. = To respect or to admire.
When I was younger I used to look up to my father for advice.
Notorious. = Famous, but not in a good meaning.
[ 通例悪い意味で ] 評判の、悪名高い。
He is notorious for his bad manners and his loud voice.
Close-knit. = A very close relationship.
Their group is very close-knit as they dine and travel together. They often share their secrets.
To grudge. = To give or to do something unwillingly.
I grudge paying for my parking tickets.
A nuisance. = Something or someone that annoys or cause trouble.
Cats screaming at night are a nuisance to my neighborhood.
Persist. = To continue steadfastly, or to never give up.
If you persist in your English studies, you will surely reach fluency.