1.turn down （refuse）
2. call off （cancel）
3. little by little （gradually）
4.catch my eyes （attract）
5. It's just on the tip of my tongue （can't remember……）
6. Hopefully you'll make it.（success；achieve）
7. Let's take a rain check.（rearrange……）
1，a change of pace 节奏变换
You can’t do these chemistry experiments all day long. You certainly need a change of pace.
2, a far cry from 相距甚远
The published book is far cry from the early manuscript.
3, and how 的确
A: She’s a good dancer.托福考试
B: and how.
4, a matter of time 时间问题
It is only a matter of time.
5, a phone call away 一个电话之远，愿意过来帮忙。
If you need my help, do let me know. Just remember I am a phone call away.
6, a while back 不久以前
7，all along 一直
I knew it all along.
8, anything but 绝对不
I was anything but happy about going.
9, account for 解释
How do you account for it?
10, after all 到底
A: I’ve just seen the X-rays and your teeth look just fine,
B: I see. Then there is nothing to worry about after all.
11, allergic to 对|……过敏
Oh man! Something in this room is making my eyes itch. I must be allergic to something.
12, at sb’s service 愿为某人服务
I am at your service at any time.
13, around the clock 24小时不停
Martha studied around the clock for management exam.
14, as far as I know 就我所知
15，at home with 对…..很熟悉
She is at home with problems like this.
16, back out
A: Wasn’t Bert supposed to sing tonight?
B: Yes, but he backed out at last minute
She finally backed out of her promise.
17, be cut out for 天生适合
I’m not cut out to be a hero.
18, be absorbed in
She has been absorbed in a horror fiction. I can’t tear her away.
19, be addicted to 对……上瘾
She has been addicted to drugs for years.
20，be attached to 对……有感情
A: I’m amazed that you are still driving that old car of yours. I thought you would have
gotten rid of it years ago.
B: It runs well and I’ve actually been quite attached to it.
1、above all - most importantly
2、account for - explain
3、as a matter of fact - in fact ,to speak the truth
4、as a rule - generally ;normally
5、about to - be ready to;be on the point of doing something
6、an old hand - be an experienced persom
7、any day now -soon
8、approach sb -talk to sb
9、be fed up with - be out of patience with
10、be on one’s own - live independently
11、be on the safe side - take no chances
12、be out of something - have no longer in supply
13、be tired of - be bored with ,frustrated with
14、be up to ones’ears - be extremely busy
15、be up to someone -be a person’s responsibility
16、be out for -trying to get
17、be out of the question - be unacceptable ,impossible
18、bite off more than one can chew - take on more than onecanhandle
19、break down - cease to n
20、break the ice - begin to be friendly wuth people onedoesn’tknow
21、break the news - inform or give bad news
22、brush up on - imporve noe’s knowledge of somethingthroughstudy
23、bump into - meet unexpectedly
24、by and large - in general
25、by heart - by memory
26、by all means - absolutely ,definitely
27、by no means - in no way
28、call off -cancel
29、cheer up - be happy
30、come down with - become sick with
31、come into -receive,especially after another’s death
32、come up with - think of
33、count on - depend upon
34、count out - eliminate
35、die down - become quiet ,become less
36、do without - manage without something
37、drop by - visit informally; pay a short visit
38、every other - alternate
39、fall behind - lag; fail to accomplish something on time
40、fall through - fail to happen or be completed
41、far cry form - completely different from;a long way
42、feel like - have a desire or wish for
43、feel up to - feel well enough to or be capabele of
44、few and far between - not happening often; rate
45、figure out - determine; reason out by thinking
46、fill in for -take another’s place
47、fill sb.in - tell what sb. should know
48、fish out of water - out of one’s element ornaturalenvironment
49、flying colors -success,victory
50、for good - permanently; forever
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