Banking on = Counting on
The Tigers are banking on Mr. Arai to improve their power hitting.
Earn = To acquire or to gain by service
He has gone abroad and I hear he is earning a lot of money.
Gloomy = Cloudy, cheerless, darkness
Since the Tigers have put together another weak team, next year should be gloomy for Tiger fans.
Uncivil = Rude
After drinking too much he became uncivil and he had to be restrained.
To fabricate = To make a false statement or to tell a lie
As she was late for school she fabricated a story about a stomachache.
To squabble = A noisy petty quarrel
Young children often squabble about trivial matters.
A hassle = A problem, a road block or interference
Remembering to carry my cellular phone is a hassle but it is necessary to communicate.
To disdain = To reject
As a true Tigers fan I disdain the Giants.
To get by = To live without luxury or barely make ends meet
Since I don't smoke or drink,I'm able to get by with very little money.
To have one's hair on fire = To be upset about something or to be very irritated
Most everyone in Japan has their hair on fire about the food problem.