6. Despite All the Odds:
McMillian says, “We’ve all experienced that feeling when despite all the odds you turn in your work or whatever on time.”
When you triumph in a difficult situation. In a situation in which it is very hard to succeed.
Like, ‘Despite all the odds she made her restaurant a success.’
7. Yours Truly:
McMillian says, “But for yours truly it’s just too taxing on the old nervous system.”
You’ve probably seen yours truly at the end of emails and letters but, here in the vignette, it means me; myself; I.
Things like, ‘Hey, guess who’s going to London for Christmas? Yours truly!’
McMillian says, “I need a few days to recover after that kind of frantic last minute push.”
Frenzied; extremely hurried. ‘She finished her taxes in a frantic rush right before the deadline.’
It could also mean panicked. Like, to use the adverb, ‘He was frantically searching for his lost plane ticket.”
9. Last Minute Push:
In this case, push means an effort to get something done.
Pushing something along or you’re pushing through something.
Imagine you’re working on a big project, you say, ‘Just one more push and I’m done!’ Just one more effort.