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What are you trying to say? 你到底想说什么?
Don’t be silly. 别胡闹了。
How strong are your glasses? 你近视多少度?
Just because. 没有别的原因。
It isn’t the way I hoped it would be. 这不是我所盼望的。
You will never guess. 你永远猜不到。

No one could do anything about it. 众人对此束手无措。
I saw something deeply disturbing. 深感事情不妙。
Money is a good servant but a bad master. 要做金钱的主人,莫做金钱的奴隶。
I am not available. 我正忙着
Wisdom in the mind is better than money in the hand. 脑中的知识比手中的金钱更重要
Never say die, it’s a piece of cake. 别泄气,那只是小菜一碟。

Don’t worry, you’ll get use to it soon. 别担心,很快你就会习惯的。
I konw how you feel. 我明白你的感受。
You win some.you lose some. 胜败乃兵家常事。
Don’t bury your head in the sand. 不要逃避现实。
I didn’t expect you to such a good job. 我没想到你干得这么好。
You are coming alone well. 你做得挺顺利。

She is well-build. 她的身材真棒。
You look neat and fresh. 你看起来很清纯。
You have a beautiful personality. 你的气质很好。
You flatter me immensely. 你过奖啦。
You should be slow to judge others. 你不应该随意评论别人。
I hope you will excuse me if i make any mistake. 如有任何错误,请你原谅

It was most careless ofme. 我太粗心了。
It was quite by accident. 真是始料不及。
I wish i had all the time i’d ever wasted,so i could waste it all over again. 我希望所有被我浪费的时间重新回来,让
I like you the way you were. 我喜欢你以前的样子。
You two go ahead to the movie without me,i don’t want to be a third wheel. 你们两个自己去看电影吧,我不想当电灯泡。
Do you have anyone in mind? 你有心上人吗?

How long have you known her? 你认识她多久了?
It was love at frist sight. 一见钟情
I’d bettle hit the books. 我要复习功课啦。
a piece of one’s mind. 直言不讳
He gave me a piece of mind. 他让我安心。
Don’t shift responsibility onto others. 不要把责任推卸到别人身上。

a cat and dog life. 水火不容的生活
The husband and his wife are always quarrelling,and they are leading a cat and dog life. 这对夫妇老是吵架,相互之间水火不容。
a dog’s life. 潦倒的生活
The man lived a dog’s life. 这个人生活潦倒。
A to Z. 从头至尾
I know that from A to Z. 我很了解这件事。

above somebody. 深奥
Well,this sort of talk is above me. 我不懂你们在讲什么。
all ears. 全神贯注地倾听着
When you tell Mary some gossip, she is all ears. 跟Mary讲一些小道消息,她会听地仔仔细细。
all the more. 更加,益发
You’ll be all the better for a holiday. 度一次假,对你会更有好处。

all dressed up. 打扮得整整齐齐
She is all dressed up and nowhere to go. 她打扮得整整齐却无处炫耀。
all in all. 总的说来;最心爱的东西
The daughter is all in all to him. 女儿是他的无价宝。
all out. 竭尽全力
They went all out. 他们鼓足了干劲。

all over. 全部结束;浑身,到处
Glad,it is all over. 这事全部结束了,好得很。
I’m wet all over. 我浑身都湿了。
all set. 准备就绪
He is all set for an early morning start. 他已做好清晨出发的一切准备。
all you have to do. 需要做得是
All you have to do is to calm yourself down and wait for the good news. 你需要做得是静下心来等好消息。

as easy as falling of a log /as easy as snapping your fingers /as easy as ABC. 容易得很
To me, a good story teller, it would be as easy as falling of a log. 对我来说,讲个故事还不是随手拈来。
as busy as a bee. 非常忙
Mum is always as busy as a bee in the moring. 妈妈每天早上都忙得不可开交。
at one’s fingertips. 了如指掌
How to get at that little island is at his fingertips. 他知道怎么去那个小岛。

at one’s wit’s end. 智穷
Don’t ask him.It is also at his wit’s end. 不要问他了,他也不知道。
big shot. 大人物,大亨
He is a big shot in our little town. 他是我们小镇里的大人物。
black sheep. 败家子,害群之马
Every family has a black sheep. 家家有本难念的经。

black and blue. 遍体鳞伤
The thief was caught of red-handed and beaten black and blue. 那个小偷当场被抓住并被打得青一块紫一块的。
black and white. 白纸黑字
The proof is in black and white and the murderer has no any excuses. 证据确凿,凶手再也无话可说。
blind alley. 死胡同
You are heading into a blind alley. 你正在钻牛角尖。

blow hot and cold. 摇摆不定
This guy seemed to have no own idea.He always blew hot and cold. 这家伙好象没什么主张,总是摇摆不定。
blow one’s own trumpet. 自吹自擂
Don’t blow your own tumpet.Let us see what on earth you can do. 不要自吹自擂了,让我们看看你到底能做什么。
born with a silver in one’s mouth. 出生在富贵人家
He is born with a silver in one’s mouth. 他是含着金钥匙出生的。

brand new. 崭新的
a brand new coat. 新衣服
break the ice. 打破沉默
The couple hadn’t spoken to each other for a week. They were both waiting for the other one to break the ice. 这对夫妇已经一个星期没说过话了。两人都在等另一方先开口。
by a blow. 无意中的一击
He is beaten to the ground by a blow. 他被击到在地。

can’t stand it any longer. 不能再忍受了
I can’t stand it any longer,I quit. 我再也忍受不了了,我走。
carry something too far. 过火了
You are carrying your joke too far. 你玩笑开得太过分了。
castle in the sky. 海市蜃楼
You plan is nearly a castle in the sky. 你的计划简直就是空想。

cats got one’s tongue. 哑口无言
chain smoker. 老烟枪
come up with. 产生,想出
Let me come up with some ideas. 让我想一想。
come easily. 容易
Languages come easily to some people. 有些人能够很容易地掌握语言。

cup of tea. 喜欢
Movies are not my cup of tea. 我不喜欢看电影。
cut it out. 停止,住嘴
Cut it out!I can’t stand you any longer.
call it a day. 不再做下去,停止 (某种活动)
Let us call it a day, stop. 这一天工作够了,停工吧!

dark horse. 黑马
Nobody considered that John would win the game.He was a dark horse in the final.
dear John letter. 绝交信
Jack received a dear John letter from his girlfriend because he had broken her heart.
do somone good. 对某人有好处
Having some moring exercises does you good.

Do you get me? 你明白我的意思吗?
doesn’t count. 这次不算
It doesn’t count this time, try again.
doesn’t make sense. 不懂;没有任何意义
The sentence you made doesn’t make any sense to me.
down and out. 穷困潦倒

Being down and out,he couldn’t support his family.
drive at. 用意,意欲
What’s he driving at? 他用意何在?
drop in. 偶然拜访
I dropped him in on my way to the hospital.
drop me a line. 写信给我
On arriving the University,please drop me a line.

early bird. 早起的人
An early bird catchs worms. 捷足先登
easy come easy go. 来得快去得也快
eat my words. 收回前言,认错道歉
I said something bad to my mum.Although I want to eat my words back, it didn’t work,for I had hurt my mum’s feeling.
face the music. 直面困难
He knew he’d never get away with it so he decided to face the music and give himself up to the police. 他知道自己不可能逃脱,因此决定一人做事一人当——向警察自首。

face up to. 勇敢地面对某事
You must learn to face up to your responsibilities.
fed up. 厌倦
I am rather fed up with your complaints.
feel free to do something. 不要拘束
Please feel free to make suggestions.
few and far between. 很少,稀少
Human beings are few and far between in this zone.

French leave. 不辞而别
give me a headache. 让人头痛
The naughty boy gave me a headache.
give me a hand. 帮我一下
go Dutch. AA制
God bless you. 上帝保佑
God bless you with your examinations.

God knows. 天知道
Got it? 明白了吗?
green thumbs /fingers. 园艺技能
hands are full. 非常忙
have a ball. 勇敢
have had it. 受够了
I have had it with all your excuses. 我受够了你的借口。

hold water. 站得住脚
Non of his arguements seem to hold water.
in every sense of word. 在某种意义上说
It’s a lie in every sense of word. 这是不折不扣的谎言。
keep an eye on. 提高警惕
kill time. 打发时间

lazy bones. 懒骨头
Get up lazy bones!
leave it to me. 让我来吧
leave me alone. 别管我
like father like son. 有其父必有其子
like it or not. 不管你喜不喜欢
make a fool of oneself. 愚弄某人

make a big money. 赚大钱
make both ends need. 收支平衡
We have to cut our expenses to make both ends need.
make waves. 引起轰动;兴风作浪
His achievement made waves in his country.
make yourself at home. 别拘束

no good. 没有好结果
Bad mam comes to no good.
no kidding. 不要开玩笑
none of your bussiness. 不关你的事
not really. 也不是……
old hand. 老手
He is an old hand at stealing.

old story. 老一套
I am tired of it,same old story.
on one’s word of honor. 以某人的人格担保
on occasion. 间或
of one’s own accord. 自愿地
packed like sardines. 拥挤
During the holidays,people in the trains are packed like sardines.

pass away. 去世
pay the price. 付出代价
You are playing with the fire and you must pay the poice one day.
put up with. 忍受
I cann’t put up with your rudeness any more;leave my room.
red-letter day. 重要的或值得纪念的日子

red tape. 繁文缛节
red carpet. 红地毯
run into. 偶遇
I ran into an old friend in the shop yesterday.
run out of. 用尽,缺少
Quick,quick,we are running out of time.

show off. 炫耀
small potatos. 小人物
so what? 那怎么样呢?
suit one’s taste. 对某人的胃口
sunday dress. 最好的衣服
sure thing. 十有把握的事

take one’s time. 尽情玩
Take your time and enjoy it.
take the words out of one’s mouth. 说出某人想说得话
that’s it. 就这样
that is really something. 太好了
there is nothing I can do. 我什么都不能做

there you go. 这边请
there is nothing wrong with me. 我没事
under the table. 死底下,秘密地
under the weather. 身体不适
what’s going on. 怎么了
what a man. 多勇敢的人啊

walking dictionary. 活字典
what is up. 近来可好
Hi, I haven’t seen you for a long time, what’s up?
world class. 一流的。

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