a back seat driver 專愛指點司機如何開車的乘客

a big bear hug 抱得很緊

a bit trying 有點苦惱

a cap and gown 畢業典禮的禮服

a cup of Java 一杯咖啡

a dead battery 汽車電瓶沒電了

a good shot 照相的取景很出色

a hangover from the old days 遺留下來的老習慣

a knockout 引人注目

a little too tight 緊了一點

a man of few words 沉默寡言的人

a popular moment 舞會中大家都來到了的時間

a rainy day 不如意的日子

a scorcher 一個大熱天

a steady 一個固定的異性朋友

a tall milk shake 一大杯奶昔

A toast everyone. 敬大家一杯酒.

a two-year hitch in the army 兩年的兵役

a wet blanket 掃興的人

above board 光明正大的

absent-minded professor 無頭蒼蠅;做事心不在焉者

after all 畢竟

After while, crocodile. 一會見.

after you 你先請

all along 始終;一貫

all at sea 茫然不知所措

all bark and no bite 只動口,不動手的人

all burnt up 怒火中燒

all dressed up 穿的很漂亮

all ears 全神貫注地聽;愕然

all for it 完全同意

all gone 消逝;丟失

all in 疲倦

all in a day’s work, be 司空見慣

all in all 總而言之

all my eye 豈有此理;胡說八道

all out 全力以赴;全賣光了

all over 完了

all right 一點不錯

all set 准備好了

All set? Not yet. 都弄好了嗎?還沒呢.

all the better 更好

all the same 雖然如此;並無分別

all the world and his wife 人人;諸色人等

all there 神志清醒的;沒有問題的

all thumbs 笨手笨腳的;一竅不通的

all turn out 如願以償

all woman 最標准的女性

all you have to do 你只要

always the case 常常如此

ambulance chaser 唯利是圖的低級律師

And how! 當然啦!

ants in one’s pants(skirt) 坐立不安

any way 究竟

anything under the sun 普天下任何事情

apeal to sb 對某人有吸引力

appeal to sb 取悅某人

apple-polish 逢迎;討好

apply for 申請

Are you all packed? 你行李收拾好了嗎?

Are you done? 你吃飽了嗎?

Are you kidding? 你在開玩笑吧?

Are you telling me? 用你來告訴我嗎?

Are you with me? 你懂我的意思嗎?

as a rule 通常來說

as luck would have it 真走運或不走運

as mod as sb 與某人一樣時髦

as the saying goes 常言道

at first blush 乍看

at hand 近旁;在手旁

at issue 爭論中

at loose ends 無職業;不安定

at my expense 由我出錢

at odds 爭執

at one’s finger’s tips 了如指掌

at one’s service 隨時提供服務

at one’s wit’s end 不知所措

at one’s wits’ end 志窮計盡

at sixes and sevens 混亂的

at stake 在危險中

at the drop of a hat 馬上

at times 有時;偶然

at your disposal 聽你的

aware of, be 了解

B.T.O. (big time operator) 游手好閒的人

babes and suckings 天真而缺乏經驗者

baby-kisser 為達到競選目的出盡八寶的政客

bachelor party 單身會

back and forth 來來去去

back at the farm 言歸正傳

back number 過期的雜志;守舊派

back on one’s feet 經受打擊後重新站起來

back out 食言

backseat driver 指手劃腳的人

bad egg(lot) 壞蛋

bag of bones 骨瘦如柴的人

bake down 臨陣退縮

barking up the wrong tree 攻擊錯了目標

barter away 以較便宜的價格出售

bawl out 責罵

Be a good sport! 不要婆婆媽媽的!

be nuts 傻里傻氣

be off 走吧;滾蛋

Be off! 滾開!

be on the wagon 喝酒

bear in mind 牢記在心

beat around the bush 說話繞圈子

beat it 走開

beat one’s brains (out) 傷透了腦筋

beat sb by miles 遠遠勝過

beat, be 太累了

beef about 抱怨

beef up 加強

before you are scheduled to leave 在你決定離開之時間前

Before you could say Jack Robinson 很快

before you know it 很快

behave yourself 請檢點一點

behind bars 坐牢

behind one’s back 背後

behind the scenes(curtain) 在幕後

behind the times 不合時宜

behind time 誤期

believe it or not 信不信由你

benefit from 從中得到

best-seller 暢銷書、唱片等

bet it is 當然是

better half 老婆

better luck next time 下次好運些吧

better than, be 比...多;多于

between my ribs and my back bone 肚子

beyond one’s reach of 超出支付能力

beyond sb, be 使某人無法理解

big bluffer 吹牛者

bite one’s head off 大發脾氣

black and blue 遍體鱗傷

black sheep 不肖子女

blame sb for sth 為某事責備某人

bleed white 花光血汗錢

blind alley 死胡同;失敗之路

blood in one’s eye 極度憤怒

bloody fool (B.F.) 蠢材

blow hot and cold 喜怒無常

Blow it! 他媽的!

blow off steam 發脾氣

blow one’s own horn 自吹自擂

blow one’s top 怒發衝冠

blow up 表現失常;吹風

body and breeches 完全

boil down to 歸結起來是;其結果是

boiling point 愛情的沸點

bolt from the blue 晴天霹靂

bone up on 努力研讀

born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth 出生富貴

born yesterday 乳臭未幹

bottoms up 幹杯

Bottoms up! 幹杯!

brain storm 心血來潮

brand new 嶄新的

break down 故障;毀壞

break in 適合

break it off 吹了

break one’s heart 使某人心碎

break one’s neck 痛打一頓;拼命做某事

break the ice 打破殭局;打破沉默

break the routine 調劑一下

bred in the bone 天生的;個性的

bring back the good old days 回憶昔日好時光

bring down the house 掌聲雷動

bring me up-to-date 告訴我最新消息

bring sb to date 使某人掌握最先進東西

brotherly impulse 激動手足的情分

brush off (男女之間)甩;撇開

brush up on sth 複習,重新學習

buck up 振作起來

bull dog 難以相處的人

burn a hole in one’s pocket 花錢如流水

burn one’s bridges behind one 不留後路

burn one’s fingers 碰釘子

burn the midnight oil 熬夜讀書

bury one’s head in the sand 不敢面對現實

bury the hatchet 捐棄前嫌

Business is business. 公事公辦

busy-body 好管閒事和多嘴的人

buy things on time 分期付款買東西

buy your story 相信你的話

buying bargains 買廉價貨

by all means 務必

by and by 逐漸;慢慢地

by fair means or foul 不擇手段

By golly! (By Gum!) 天呀!

by hook or by crook 不擇手段

by the look of you 從你的樣子看來

call back 再打電話

call it a day 今天到此為止

call it off 取消

call off 取消

call one names 用污穢語言罵人

call the shots 發號施令;管事

call up 打電話

calling at this early hour 一大早就打電話

Can you stop by? 你能來嗎?

can’t afford to have 買不起

can’t be helped 避免不了

can’t be wrong 錯不了

can’t get away with it 逃不掉

can’t help it 愛莫能助

can’t stand it any longer 再也無法忍受

Capital idea! 好主意!

carry coals to Newcastle 多此一舉;徒勞無功

carry sth too far 做事超出限度

carry the torch 單相思

cast away 扔掉

cast down 沮喪

caste eyes at 注視;打主意

castle in the air 空中樓閣

catch on to 理解

catch one’s breath 喘口氣

catch up on sth 補上某事

catch up with 迎頭趕上

caught red-handed, be 犯罪活動的當場被抓住

chain smoker 煙癮大的人

change hands 轉手

change my opinion of you 我對你的看法改變一下

cheap joints 下流地方

check out 辦清離開手續;借書;調查

check up on 校對

cheer up 振作;鼓勵

chew the rag 嘮叨不斷

chip in 集資;捐款

clean sweep 全勝

clean the house for sb 和某人算帳

clock watcher 盼望下班的人

close shave (close call) 千鈞一發

coast is clear 沒有危險了

coin a neat phrase 話說得很恰當

cold fish 冷酷無情的人

Columbus discovered America 陳年舊事

come about 發生

come across 偶然遇見

come along with 隨同

come and get it 試試拿走它吧

come down with 病倒

come in 起作用;有份

come in handy 遲早有用

come into the world 出世

come off it 吹牛皮

come on 別這樣

come on 來吧!(提醒、催促)

come on strong 非常積極的給人以好印象

come out right 事情進展順利

come out with 說出

come right over 這就來了

come through 交出;成功

come to naught 成為泡影

come to terms 達成協議

come to the point 說話切題

come up with sth 想出某事

come what may 無論發生什麼事

contribute to sth 有助于

cook up a story 編出慌話騙人

cool off 冷卻下來

cooling my heels waiting for her 翹首以待

crash the gate 不請自來的客人

crazy like a fox 裝瘋;裝模作樣

cross my heart 感發誓;不騙人

cross the bridge when one comes to it 既來之則安之

cross with, be 不高興

cry quits 放棄;承認失敗

cry wolf 狼來了;發出假警報

cup of tea 喜歡而又會做之事

cut corners 超近路;以簡捷方式做事

cut down on 削減

cut it out 夠了!算了

cut of the woods 脫離危險期

cut out 戒掉壞習慣

cut sb down to size 揭穿某人的底細

cut sb off 把電話挂斷.

cut sth out 阻止;停止;故障;占上風

cut throat 害人的

cut-and-dried 事先准備好的;枯燥無味的

dark horse 黑馬;冷門

darn it 真討厭

dating yourself before your time 老氣橫秋

day in and day out 夜以繼日

day off 放假日

day-dream 白日夢

daylight robbery 價錢貴到離譜

days are numbered 生存時日屈指可數

dead beat(tired) 爛醉如泥

dead dog 沒用的人

dead easy 易如反掌

dead serious 認真得不得了

dead sure(certain) 極之肯定

dead to the world 睡得很香

dear Jone letter 絕交信

deep southern drawl 拉長語調的南方口音

definte word 確定的消息

deliver the goods 完成工作

Did you fall heir to a gold mine? 你是否遇見了金礦的小老板?

die with one’s boots on 死在工作崗位上

die-hard 冥頑不靈

dilly-dally 吊兒浪當

dine out 出外吃飯

dirty dog 卑鄙小人

discuss sth over a coke 邊喝可樂邊談某事

dish water 毫無味道

distance makes the heart grow fonder 時間會使感情加深

do a little sightseeing 逛逛

do all the talking 會議上只有一個人講話

do my own laundry 自己(用洗衣機)洗衣服

do one good 對某人有好處

do over 重做;粉刷

do sth about it 想想辦法

Do you get me? 明白嗎?

doesn’t count 不算

doesn’t make sense 不合邏輯

dog’s life 悲慘的生活

Don’t be silly! 別傻啦!

Don’t be such a baby! 不要那樣孩子氣

Don’t mention it. 別客氣,不算什麼.

Don’t tease me. 別開玩笑了.

Don’t think I’ll have much use for that. 這對我沒有多大用處.

Don’t you feel guilty? 你不覺得罪過嗎?

Don’t you know that yet? 你還不知道嗎?

done time 老資格(貶義)

double crosser 出賣朋友的人

down in the dumps 愁眉苦臉

down in the mouth 愁眉苦臉

down on one’s luck 倒楣

down payment 分期付款的定金

Down the hatch! 幹杯!

drag sb through the mud 拖人下水

draw on 依照;依據

draw up 草擬;准備

drooling around her all the time 一直對她垂涎三尺

drop by 順道拜訪

drop dead 去你的

drop in on sb 拜訪某人

drop it 停止吧

drop it off 把它放到...

drop me a line 寫信給我

drop out 退學

drop sb a line 給某人寫信

drop sb off 讓某人下車

drop the ball 犯錯誤

duck soup 易如反掌之事

dull book 沉悶的書

dumb bell 笨蛋

dumb Dora 傻女

Dump her! 甩掉她!

dwell on 考慮;不斷地說

early bird 集會早到的人

easier said than done 說來容易做時難

easy come easy go 來得容易去得快(特指錢)

Easy does it -- when you can. 慢慢來,盡力而為.

eat one’s hat 趕打賭,非常確定

eat one’s head off 食量驚人

eat one’s heart out 傷心異常,因此消瘦

eat one’s words 承認錯誤

eat out 出外吃飯

egg money 私房錢

egghead 書呆子

either make or break 不成功,便成人

eleventh hour 最後關頭

end up 結束

enough of it 夠了,停止吧

enough to wake the dead 震耳欲聾

Every cloud has a silver lining. 黑雲過後,陽光燦爛

every dog has his day 瓦片也有翻身時

every now and then 不時地;有時

every once in a while 偶爾

every so often 偶然

every Tom, Dick and Harry 張三李四

everyone is for himself 自己顧自己

everything goes to the dogs 一切都完了

face the music 接收懲罰;面對困難

faculty and staff 教職員

faculty members 教職員

fair and square 忠誠與坦白

fair-weather friend 酒肉朋友

fall behind 落後;失利

fall for look 女人愛漂亮

fall out with 爭吵

fall through 失敗;毀滅

family man 有家室之人

far from, be 遠不是

fast one 一搭就上的(男人或女人)

Fat chance! 不太可能的事!

fat hangovers 好厲害的醉後頭疼

fat-head 人頭豬腦

favorite son 被自己一州擁護的候選人

fed sb a big line 對某人說了個大謊.

fed up (with) 對某事厭倦

fed up with, be 感到厭倦

feel free 隨便...

feel like 很想要

feel up to 能勝任

feeling in the pink 覺得愉快

feminine type 女人氣質的

few and far between 難能可貴

fifty-fifty 五五支付

fight it out 據理力爭;武力解決

figure out 考慮出;想出

fill in for 代替

fill out 填表

find a sugar daddy 找到一個有錢的老頭子

find a way out 找出一條出路

fire sale 減價出售

first in line 隊伍中排第一名

fish in troubled waters 混水摸魚;趁火打劫

fish story 荒唐無比的故事

fix up 修理

flat tire 沒精打採

flicker out 過去了

fly by 飛逝

fly off the handle 平時有教養的人突然失去常態

fold up 破產

following sb’s footsteps 效法;繼承

fool around with 與不三不四的人鬼混

fooling around 閒逛

for all I know 據我所知

for good 永遠地

for good and all 永遠

for nothing 免費

for one thing (插入語)但是

for sale 出售

for the love of Mike 夢想不到

for the time being 暫時;目前

forget it 沒關系

Forget it. 算了.

four-letter words 罵人語;四字真言

frame up 栽贓陷害

free hand 全權處理

frightened to death 嚇死了

from A to Z 從頭到尾

from scratch 從頭開始

from the look of sb 從某人的外表看來

full charge of 全權負責

full of bull 胡言亂語

full to the brim (吃得)滿到喉頭

fuss over 焦慮

gain weight 長胖了

get a big kick 玩得很開心

get a check cashed 支票兌現

get a move on! 快點!

get a nerve 膽子大

get across 說明;達成;克服

get all in a panic 驚恐

get all up tight 緊張到極點

get along with 相處融洽

get around 有辦法應付局面

get away with 成功;逃避懲罰

get behind 支持

get cold feet 沮喪;臨陣退縮

get cracking 快點!

get down to 開始處理

get down to business 辦正經事

get even 報複

get going 開始;動手;趕快

get hooked on sth 被某事迷住了

get in touch with 和...聯絡

get it over with 趕快把事情做妥當

get lost 迷失

get mad at 對某人生氣

get me down 令我生氣

get nothing on me 尚未找到証據

get nowhere 一事無成

get off on the wrong foot 開始就亂了步驟

get off the ground 進行順利;剛開始

get on the ball 機靈些;敏捷些

get one wrong 誤會某人

get one’s goat 故意為難

get out of the bed on the wrong side 脾氣好的人突然變得難以相處

get over 完成;複原;超越

get pinched 失手;落網

get rid of 幹掉;擺脫

get rolling 開始;動手

get rusty 技術、頭腦等生疏

get sb by the neck 捉住

get somewhere 有所成就

get sth off one’s chest 把心中的話講出來

get sth straight 辦好;搞通;了解

get stuck 拋錨;進入殭局

get the bulge on 占優勢;勝過;欺詐

get the drop on 先發制人

get the green light 得到...許可

get the picture 明白某種情形

get the sack 被解雇

get through 到達;辦完;通過;花光

get through to 使理解;打通電話

get together again 破鏡重圓

get up the courage 鼓起勇氣

get what’s coming to one 咎由自取

get wise to 了解;明白

get with it 快點!

girl of the old school 守舊的女性

give a lift 讓...搭車

give away 洩露;贈送

give credit for sb 歸功于某人

give him the dose of his own medicine 以其人之道還治其人之身

give it a try 償一償吧

give it to one straight 坦白地告訴某人

give me a minute 請等一等

give me headache 令我頭痛

give one the air 一刀兩斷

give one the ax 開除

give one the brush 對人冷淡;把人拋棄

give one the eye 眉目傳情

give other one’s word 向人保証

give sb a black eye 打某人一頓

give sb a break 給某人一個改過的機會

give sb a buzz 打電話給某人

give sb a dirty look 對某人瞪一眼

give sb a free hand 放手讓某人幹一件事

give sb a lift 讓某人搭車

give sb a piece of one’s mind 罵某人一頓

give sb a ride 讓某人搭車

give sb a ring 打電話給...

give sb enough rope 讓某人自食其果

give sb hell 冷嘲熱諷

give sb some of his own medicine 以其人之道還治其人之身

give sb the cold shoulder 冷淡對待

give sb the go-by 對某人的存在熟視無睹

give sb the green light 允許

give sth away for nothing 不是白送的

give up 放棄

glad eye 拋媚眼

go a long way 有用

go about 從事

go ahead 說吧

go all out doing sth 竭盡全力

go around with a chip on one’s shoulder 到處尋釁

go at it 努力奮斗

go broke 破產

go down 下降;被記錄下來

go down the drain 前功盡棄;白費心機

go downhill 每況愈下

go Dutch 各自付帳

go easy 節省一點;少用一些

go fly a kite 滾開

go for 努力求得;想要

go get them 動手吧

go into 深入討論

go on 繼續;接近

go on a bender 喝酒喧嘩

go on the horse 快一點吧

go over 研究;檢查

go steady 確定戀愛關系

go through 細查;經歷

go through with 完成

go to pieces 破成碎片

go up in the air 怒火衝天

go with everything 與任何東西都相配

go-between 中間人;嫁人

God knows. 天曉得.

God, what’s the world comming to? 天哪,這世界變成什麼樣子?

gold brick 偷懶的人

gold digger 掘金女郎

gone with the wind 隨風而逝

good buy 價廉物美的東西

good for nothing 毫無用處的

good to the last drop 滴滴香濃

good turn 好意

goof off 逃學;不盡職

got it? 明白了嗎?

Got you. 照片拍好了.

Great minds think alike! 英雄所見略同.

hand in 交出;提出

hand out 分發;分配

hands are full 很忙

hands are tied 權利有限,不能隨意行動

hang around 常常光顧一個地方

Hang it all! 豈有此理

hang on to it 繼續下去

hang on to sth 繼續使用某物

hang up 挂斷電話

happy go lucky 樂天派

hard nut to crack 難以對付的女人

hard of hearing 稍聾的人

hard on sb, be 對某人嚴厲

hard to say 很難說

Hard to tell. 很難說.

hard up 拮據

hard-boiled egg 難相處的人;利害的家伙

hard-hearted businessman 斤斤計較的人

have a ball 玩得非常開心

have a big mouth 話多的人

have a bite 咬一口

have a bone to pick with sb 算帳

have a good ear(eye) for 對...有鑒賞力

Have a good time. 好好玩.

Have a good time. 好好玩吧.

have a head on one’s shoulders 有智慧

have a heart 可憐我吧

Have a nice trip. 一路順風

have a screw loose 精神有問題

Have a seat. 請坐.

have a surprise for sb 告訴某人一個好消息

have a swelled head 自大

Have fun. 玩得開心.

have good taste 有眼光

have had it 無法忍受

have it both ways 權衡兩方面

have it out with 攤牌

have no leg to stand on 無法証明

have one’s hair set 做頭發

have one’s own way 隨心所欲

have some 吃一點吧

have sth on sb 抓住某人的把柄

have the face to do sth 居然有臉做某事

have time off 休假

have words with sb 口角

Have you had enough? 你吃飽了嗎?

have(keep) the run of 自由使用

haven’t the slightest idea 毫不知道

having a sale 廉售

He cleaned us out. 他拿走了我們的所有東西.

head and shoulder above sb, be 比某人好

head over heels 完全

heavy date 重要的約會.

help out 幫助解決問題

help yourself 請自便

her cup of tea 很配她,很合她的口味

Here it is. 這就是,在這里

His bark is worse than his bite. 刀子嘴,豆腐心

his lettle broad 他的女朋友

hit it hard 盡了最大努力

hit it off 相處

hit of the show 表演中最精採的一幕

hit on(upon) 突然想到;巧遇

hit the ball 順利

hit the ceiling(roof) 勃然大怒

hit the high spots 達到高水准

hit the sack 睡覺

hold back 退縮

hold good 有效

hold in the balance 尚未決定

hold it 且慢

hold one’s horses 忍耐

hold one’s tongue 保持沉默

hold out 堅持到底

hold the line 請勿收線

hold up 舉起;支撐;阻擋

hold water 經得起考驗的;合乎邏輯的

hook up 接洽妥當

Hop in. 上車.

Hope it doesn’t cost much. 希望價格不貴.

hors d’oeuvres 飯前點心

hot air 毫無根據的謊言;大話

How am I doing? 你看我做的怎麼樣?

How are you making out? 進展怎樣?

how come 為什麼

How come? 為什麼

How did it come out? 結果如何?

How did it go? 結果如何?

How did you make out? 你進展如何?

How did you swing it? 你怎麼對付這件事?

How do I look? 我好看嗎?

How does that sound? 如何?好嗎?

How goes the enemy? 幾點了?

How is that with you? 意下如何?

how on earth 鬼知道;怎麼會

how the heck 怎麼會

How’s that? 怎麼樣?

hung one on 大醉

I bet you are right. 我同意你的說法.

I can never thank you enough. 我不知道該怎樣多謝你.

I can’t afford to lose... 我丟不起...

I can’t believe my eye. 我簡直不敢相信你的眼睛.

I don’t buy your story. 我不相信你的話.

I don’t care. 我不在乎.

I don’t have a slightest idea. 我一點也不知道.

I don’t want to be in your shoes. 我不要象你那樣.

I feel the call of nature 內急;急于上廁所

I get them mixed up. 我把它們搞亂了.

I give you my word. 我向你保証.

I have no idea. 我簡直一無所知.

I haven’t got the foggiest. 我一點也摸不著頭腦.

I know what I’m doing. 我知道該怎樣做.

I like the way you have. 照你原來的樣子就好了.

I lost you. 我不了解你的意思.

I love her something fierce. 我愛她愛得要命.

I may be psychic. 可能是第六感作用.

I mean what I say. 我說的是實話.

I must be in love. 我一定是在談戀愛了.

I was behind my paper correcting. 把改卷子的事耽誤了.

I was fooled by the terms. 我被這些名詞搞糊塗了.

I was starved to death. 我餓死了.

I won’t take no for an answer. 你非答應不可.

I would appreciate it. 我非常感謝.

I’d enjoy the company. 我很高興有個伴.

I’ll be right over. 我馬上就來.

I’ll be right with you. 我馬上就來.

I’ll bet... 我敢打賭

I’ll give it to you strait. 我坦白對你說吧.

I’ll go a couple of rounds with you. 我和你過幾招.

I’ll have him call you. 我會叫他打電話給你.

I’ll heed your words. 我會考慮你的話.

I’ll say. 英雄所見略同

I’ll see to it. 我會留意這件事的.

I’ll see you home. 我送你回家吧.

I’ll take a chance. 我要試試看.

I’ll take a raincheck on that. 遲些再談吧.

I’ll tell you what. 我有一個主意.

I’m afraid you got the wrong number. 恐怕你弄錯了電話號碼.

I’m all for it. 我全力支持.

I’m beat. 我很累

I’m completely in your hands. 由你作主.

I’m full. 我吃飽了.

I’m getting so big. (孕婦)我肚子越來越大了.

I’m hanged... 我保証沒有...

I’m not broke. 我不是一個錢沒有.

I’m not myself today. 今天我不太舒服.

I’m still in shock. 我還在興奮.

I’m stuffed. 我吃得好飽.

I’m the suave type. 我是書生型的.

I’ve got to run. 我該走了.

I’ve thrown in my hat, can the body follow? 我可以進來嗎?

I-love-me fellow 自命不凡的人

I.O.U 我欠你;借據 (I owe you)

if it’s all right with you 如果你覺得方便的話...

immediate family 自己人

in a jam 遇到困難;事情搞得一團糟

in a jiffy 一會,馬上

in a lousy mood 心情很壞

in a nutshell 總而言之

in a whole skin 平安地

in at one ear and out at the other 左耳入,右耳出

in charge of 負責管理

in due time 適時;終于

in fashion 流行

in for a treat, be 請欣賞...

in good condition 情況良好

in good shape 精神或身體狀態好

in hot water 遇到麻煩

in line 排隊

in no time 隨時;立即

in one’s line 專長

in short 簡單地說

in short order 迅速地

in spite of oneself 不由自主

in that get up 穿那樣的服裝

in the dark 全然不知

in the eyes of sb 在某人的觀點中

in the hole 遇到經濟困難

in the long run 從長遠來看;終究

in the offering 就在眼前

in the pen 被困在監獄里

in the pink 精神或身體狀態好

in the roar 轟笑著

in the soap 遇到麻煩

in turn 進而

in(on) behalf of 代表

ineligible for, be 不被錄取的

inferiority complex 自卑感

information bureau 萬事通

innocent kid 清白無辜的人

inside dope 內幕消息

installment plan 分期付款

intensive course 精讀課程

Is Frank in, please? Frank在家嗎?

Is my face red? 問心有愧

Is that so? 是這樣嗎?

Is this seat taken? 這座位有沒有人?

Isn’t it ever? 我同意你的說法.

Isn’t it though? 我同意你的說法.

Isn’t my word good enough? 我的話你也信不過嗎?

It cost me a small fortune. 花了一筆小錢.

It isn’t cricket. 不公平;不合理

It makes me sick. 我受不了.

It never rains but it pours. 禍不單行

it pays to do sth 值得做某事

It sounds inviting. 聽起來很吸引人.

It was your fault. 那是你的錯.

It will be just the thing. 剛好合適.

It would really come in handy. 它實在方便.

It’s a piece of cake. 真是小菜一碟

It’s about time you start thinking ahead 你該想想做些什麼了.

It’s been reserved. 這張桌子已經有人定了.

It’s Greek to me. 對我猶如天書;我莫名其妙

it’s high time 是...的時候了

It’s nice you survived. 很高興你還活著.

It’s none of your business. 這不關你的事.

It’s on me. 由我出錢

it’s only to find out 只不過想打聽一下

Jack of all trades 似乎什麼都懂的人

jolly dog(guy) 樂天派

jump on sb 向某人亂發脾氣

jump the battery 充電

jumping the gun 迫不及待

just a minute 等一等;就來了;且慢

just as well 不如做某事也可

Just as you say. 好吧,隨你的便

just follow suit 照辦;跟進去

just for the fun of it 只不過好奇罷了

just the ticket, be 正是所需的

just too bad 太可惜;真糟糕

just what the doctor ordered 正合我的心意

keep a running account of 把教授在課堂講的內容都記下來

keep a straight face 忍住不笑出來

keep an eye on 留意

keep an eye on sth 密切注意

keep body and soul together 繼續活下去

keep company 陪伴

keep in touch with 聯系

keep it to yourself 保密

keep it under your hat 保密

keep my fingers crossed 交叉手指,乞求某事成功

keep one’s head 鎮定

keep one’s head above water 活下去

keep one’s nose to the grand stone 孜孜工作

keep one’s shirt on 不動手打架

keep pace with 保持同步

keep punching 繼續努力

keep sb at arm’s length 疏遠;保持距離

keep track (of) 登記;記錄

keep track of one’s attendance 留意某人的出勤

keep track of time 記住時間

kick downstairs 被撤職

kick off 開始幹某事

kick sb upstairs 明升暗降

kick the bucket 死了

kidding around 老開玩笑

kill time 消磨時間

kill time 消磨時間

kill two birds with one stone 一石二鳥

killing one 笑死某人;痛死某人

knock it off 別再講下去了

Knock on wood. 說話禁忌,趕緊討個吉利.

knock one flat 把某人打倒在地

knock oneself out 精疲力盡

knock their eyes out 漂亮得使他們目瞪口呆

know one’s onions 精通某事

know one’s way around 熟悉道路

know-it-all 似乎樣樣事都知道的人

lady-killer 引誘女人的男子

laid eyes on 見過

last final 期末考試的最後一天

last minute rush 最後一分鐘的匆忙

last word 最新成就

laughing matter 無關緊要的事

lay aside 儲蓄

learn a lesson 受到教訓

leave it at that 暫時停止爭論

leave it to me 交給我辦吧

leave me alone 不要打擾我

leave much to be desired 大有改進必要

leave out 忽略;遺漏

leave sth up to sb 讓某人決定某事

leave the lights on 不息燈

let bygones be bygones 過去的事就讓它過去吧

let down 使失望;放低;失信;出賣

let go of me 放開我

Let me put it this way. 讓我這麼講吧.

let nature take its course 順其自然

let off 下車;開槍;釋放

let the cat out of the bag 洩漏秘密

Let’s be on our way. 我們走吧.

Let’s change the subject. 不要再說這個了.

Let’s take a break. 我們休息一下吧!

Life is short, don’t drag your feet. 人生短暫,得盡歡時就盡歡.

life of the party 聚會的核心人物

like a cat on hot bricks 熱鍋上的螞蟻

Like a letter from home. 好極了,象接到家書一樣.

like a turtle on its back 對事情束手無策

like a veteran 象個老手

like ducks to water 如魚得水

Like father, like son. 有其父必有其子

little or nothing 只差一點點

live a dog’s life 過著牛馬不如的生活

live by oneself 獨居

live up to one’s words 履行諾言

loafing around 游手好閒

lone wolf 獨自一人

long stories 說謊;吹牛皮

Long time no see. 好久不見

look before you leap 三思而後行

look for a needle in a key stack 大海撈針

look for trouble 自討苦吃

look here 聽我說

look into 調查

look out 當心

look over 快速檢查

look up 探望;漲價;形勢好轉;查字典

look up to sb 尊敬某人

Look who you’re talking to. 看清楚你是在對什麼人說話.

looking forward to, be 期待

lose one’s nerve 緊張,沒勇氣

lose one’s shirt. 輸得精光

lose track of the days 把時間搞糊塗了

lose track of time 弄亂時間

lost count 弄不清楚

lost one’s nerve 失去勇氣

lost one’s temper 發脾氣

lost weight 瘦了

loudmouth 多嘴的人

lousy cliches 陳詞濫調

lousy things 討厭的事;卑鄙下流的事

lucky dog 幸運兒

make a day of it 做(玩)了一整天

make a fool of oneself 大出洋相

make a fortune 發財

make a fuss 小題大做;使倍受注目;吹捧某人

make a go of 成功地打倒某種目標

make a hit 出風頭

make a memo 記錄下來

make a mountain out of a nolehill 小題大做;言過其實

make a new man of you 把你打扮得很體面

make a pass at sb 向某女士展開追求

make a point of 強調

make a point of doing sth 決心(或堅持)做某事

make a scene 因吵架引起圍觀

make an effort 努力

make big money 賺大錢

make both ends meet 使收支平衡

make ends meet 收支相抵

make eyes at 大送秋波

make for 走向

make good 成功;旅行諾言;彌補

make it 在面試、考試、比賽等獲得成功

make it a point 對某事特別注意

make it hot for sb 採用敵視態度使某人呆不下去

make it snappy 快點幹;幹脆點

make no bones 毫不畏懼地說

make one’s blood boil 使人異常憤怒

make one’s way 讓步;成功

make out 理解;分辨

make sense (out) of 弄懂

make sport of 嘲笑

make trouble 惹事生非

make up for 補償

make up to 討好

Make yourself at home. 別拘束;隨便點.

make-up examination 補考

Makes my mouth water. 使我垂涎

man of his word 說到做到的人

man of mark 名聲顯赫的人

mark my words 聽我說;記住我的話

Mason-Dixon Line 美國南北分界線

master key 萬能鑰匙;關鍵

May I have your attention, please? 請注意.

May I take a message? 要不要我替你留話?

May West 救生衣

mean business 不是開玩笑

mean to say 你是說...

meet each other half way 將就著

might as well 也可以

mind one’s P’s and Q’s 注意禮貌(polite, thank you)

mind your own business 不要管閒事

misfortune never comes singly 禍不單行

miss the bus 坐失良機

money making proposition 生意經

money talks 金錢萬能

monkey around 搗蛋鬼

more sober moments 認真,規矩的片刻

morning after 宿醉

movie bug 電影迷

much of a 了不起的;稱得上...的

mud in your eye 祝你好運

My budget is tight. 我預算很緊.

my chick 我的女朋友

My eye! 天哪!

My foot! ...個屁!

my kindom for 我非常想要(願以王位換取)

My stomach was upset. 我胃痛.

My word! 驚奇中略帶不滿的感嘆詞

nasty about it 對某事態度不好

neck and neck 不分上下

need other’s shoulder 希望得到某人的安慰

never can tell 很難預測

never heard of 從來沒聽說過

Never on your life 你休想

new flame 新情人

nice about it 對某事態度甚好

Nice going. 幹得好

nip in the bud 防患未然

No bull? 不是說大話吧?

No damage done. 沒關系.

no end in sight 長期

no go 不成功

no hard feeling 請勿見怪

no kidding 別開玩笑

No money, no honey. 沒有錢,哪有愛情

no offense 請勿見怪

no picnic 不容易

no post-mortem 既往不咎

no sweat 沒問題;不用冒汗

No time like the present. 現在正好.

no use crying over spilt milk 傷心無補于實際

no way 不可能

nominate sb for sth 推選某人做某事

none of your business 不關你的事

nose to the grindstone 用功讀書

not a bit 一點也不

not a damn thing 什麼也沒有

not a word to anyone 保守秘密

not at all 不要緊

not bad 不錯

not being oneself 不太舒服;身體病態

not make head or tail of 完全不懂

not much of anything 什麼也不行

not on your life 你休想

not really 不完全是

not so hot 極好的

not that I can think of 想不起了

not that I know 這個我就不知道了

not the slightest 一點也不知道

nothing doing 不行

Nothing matters to me. 我什麼都無所謂

nothing to do with 與無關

Now you’re taking. 說得對!

number one job 大便

odds and ends 零碎的工作

off color 身體不爽

off the track 離題

offhand 毫無准備;即席

Oh yeah? 真的嗎?

old flame 情焰

old hand 老手

old lady 女朋友

old lady, old man 對父母的暱稱

old screw 老守財奴

old story 老套的說法

old timer 老資格

on and off 斷斷續續

on and on 不斷地

on cloud nine 非常高興

on one’s last legs 生命即將結束

on one’s own 自食其力

on pins and needles 如坐針氈

on reserve, be 保留;保存

on sale 折價;減價;廉價特賣

on short notice 一接到通知就...

on some days in certain weeks 在某幾個星期的某幾天里

on the blink 身體不爽;性能不佳

on the carpet 訓斥

on the dot 准時

on the level 老實;忠誠

on the nail 立即

on the nose 准確地

on the q.t. 悄悄的;暗中(quiet)

on the right track 做對了;走上正路了

on the rocks 在岩石上

on the score of 因為

on the side 兼職

on the wagon 戒酒

on the wane 逐漸衰落

on top of the world 精神飽滿

once in a blue moon 機會難得;絕無僅有

once in a while 偶爾

one and for all 斷然;僅此一次

one foot in the grave 離死不遠了

one way or the other 總要有一個辦法

open an account 開銀行戶頭

out in the cold 受冷落

out of line 錯誤得越出常規

out of my line 外行

out of one’s mind, be 發瘋

out of order 壞了

out of question 無疑的

out of season 不合時宜的

out of sight, out of mind 看不見了,也漸漸忘了

out of sth, be 脫銷

out of the question 不可能

out of the way 偏僻的;罕見的

out of the world 只應天上有

out of this world 只應天上有

own boss 不再受雇于人了

P.A. (paper ass) 沒頭腦的人

packed like sardines 擁擠得象沙丁魚罐頭一樣

packed snow 路上被踩過的雪

paddle one’s own canoe 獨自闖出自己的前途

pain in the neck 極討厭的人或物

paint the town red 瘋狂地慶祝

particular about food 對食物很講究

pass away 過世

pass out 昏倒;分發

pass over 忽略

past master 技藝精湛的人

pay down (分期付款)付頭款

pay one’s own way 各自付費

pay the price 付出代價;得到報應

Penny for your thoughts. 告訴我你想什麼

perhaps some other day 改天吧.

Perish the thought! 打消這念頭!

person after my own heart 他人的作為符合我的心意

pick holes 挑毛病

pick sb out 看中某人

pick up 一點點學習

pick-me-up 喝酒、湯等刺激一下神經

pipe course 容易的課程或工作

pipe down 安靜些

plain home cooking 家常便飯

plain sailing 一帆風順;輕而易舉之事

play ball with 與...合作

play it straight 誠實

play truant 逃學

plenty of fish in the sea 比喻多得很

plug along 為生活而拼命工作

poorly off 窮困潦倒

pot calling the kettle black 五十步笑百步

pour oil on troubled waters 平息事態

prices are soaring 物價飛漲

pull a long face 拉長臉不悅

pull a long oar 獨自去作

pull no punches 不客氣,動真格的

pull off 成功;完成

pull one’s leg 開某人的玩笑

pull oneself together 恢複鎮定

pull through 克服困難;恢複健康

push one’s luck 在已有利情況下做多余冒險

put an end to 結束

put aside 儲蓄

put heads together 一起商討問題

put heat on 對某人要求嚴厲

put it on the cuff 賒帳

put it this way 這樣說;這樣做

put off 延期

put on a show 假裝給人家看

put on weight 胖了

put one out of the way 殺某人

put one’s foot down 堅決反對

put one’s foot in it 說錯話

put one’s foot in one’s mouth 說錯話

put one’s heart and soul in sth 全心全意做某事

put sb in charge of 讓某人負責某事

put sb in the ring 和某人賽一場

put that in one’s pipe and smoke it 威脅別人好好想清楚

put through 接通電話;做妥一件工作

put up 舉起;住宿

put up a good show 好好表現自己

put up with 忍受

put your best foot forward 盡量使你的儀容整潔

quality work 細活兒

queer(strange) fish 怪人

quit smocking 戒煙

quite all right 沒關系

rain or shine 不論晴雨

rainy day 貧苦困難的日子

raise hell 破口大罵

raise the roof 變得異常憤怒

really something 了不起

red tape 官樣文章

red tape 繁文縟節

reflect on 回憶

regular guy 好人,靠得住的人

released from, be 被釋放;解脫

remember sb to another 代某人問候別人

right down one’s alley 正好是某人所精通的

right or wrong 無論如何

right-hand man 得力的助手

ring a bell with sb 使某人回憶起某事

road hog 駕車亂搶路的人

rock the boat 破壞別人的計劃;使遇到危險

roll out the red carpet 鋪上紅色地毯

rotten to the core 腐爛透頂

rough hours 讀書時的艱苦生活

rough sb up 對某人粗鹵

round-about way 採用間接的方法

row in one boat 從事相同事業;相同命運

royal road 容易取得成功的捷徑

rubber check 空頭支票

rubber stamp 人雲亦雲的人

run across 偶然碰見

run down 撞倒;詆毀;破舊的

run into 突然碰到某人

run of the town 轟動一時的人

run out of sth 用完

run sb out of the town 把某人逐出市外

run up against 遇到

run wild 到處跑

sad dog 放蕩的人;易闖禍的人

sad news 餐廳的帳單

sail under false colors 挂羊頭賣狗肉;冒充

salt of the earth(world) 社會中堅

same old stuff 陳舊貨色

save lots of grief 省掉許多麻煩

save one’s breath 節省口舌

save the day 反敗為勝;挽救了大局

save up 儲蓄

say it with flowers 笑容可掬,細生細氣

Say no more. 別再說了.

Says you! 你是胡扯!

scare the devil out of sb 嚇得魂不附體

scratch sb a note 寫封信給某人

screw-ball 有怪僻的人

Search me. 我不知道.

second sight 超人的預見力

secret sorrow 難言之隱

see after 照顧

see eye to eye 我們意見相同.

see it through 使某事順利通過

see my point 了解;明白

see off 送行

see to it 留心、細致地辦好某事

See you around. 再見.

sell like hot cakes 銷售得很快

sell sb down the river 出賣某人

send in 提出;交出

serve sb right 活該

service station 加油站

set about 考慮;留意

set back 拖延

set forth 說明

set my heart on 對...傾心

set the world on fire 震驚天下

settle down 安定

seventh heaven 極樂世界

shake a leg 跳舞;趕快

shake and make up 言歸于好

Shame on you! 你真丟臉!

She’s a smart dresser. 她是一個注重服飾的人.

She’s been two-timing me. 她背著我和其他男人約會.

She’s got it! 她迷倒了許多人.

She’s not the only fish in the sea. 她並不是世界上唯一的女人.

shed of 領先

shedding crocodile tears 貓哭老鼠

shit of luck 倒霉

shoe is on the other foot 今日不同往昔

show off 炫耀

show sb the ropes 傳授秘訣

show sb the(back) door 下逐客令

show up 露面;出現;突出

sick of, be 討厭

side money 外快

side-kick 莫逆之交

sign up for 報名參加

sink in the scale 降低

sitting pretty 過著舒服的生活

sixes and sevens 亂七八糟

sixth sense 第六感

size up 打量

sleep in this morning 睡個懶覺

slip one’s memory 一時忘記

slow-poke 行動遲緩的人

slowly but surely 穩扎穩打

small potato 小人物

smoke like a chimney 煙鬼

smoke O.P.B 吸別人的煙

snake in the grass 隱藏的危險

snap out of it 突然改變情緒;振作起來

Snowed. (學生)被一個問題弄糊塗.

so that’s it 原來如此

So what? 那又怎麼樣?

soft-soap 諂媚

somehow or other 莫名其妙地

sore spot 傷心事,舊瘡疤

Sorry to have kept you waiting. 抱歉,讓您久等了.

sounds just like 看樣子就象

speak of the devil 說曹操曹操到

speak the same language 志同道合

spell out sth 講清楚

spill the beans 露馬腳

spoil the show 演雜了

sports bums 吃閒飯的球員

square deal 公平交易

stab-in-the-back business 暗箭傷人

stand a change 有機會嬴

stand on one’s own feet 獨立自主

stand one up 失約而使人白等

stand one’s ground 一步也不退讓

stand sb up 讓某人空等一場

stand up for sth 支持;擁護

standing ovation 站起來熱烈鼓掌

stay away from 滾開

stay out O.P.B (other people’s business) 不要管別人的閒事

stay up late 熬夜

steamed up 怒火中燒

step on one’s toes 觸怒某人

step out 出外約會;暫時離開工作

sth must be done 非馬上採取點行動

sth tells me 我好象感覺

stick around 在附近等著

stick your nose into 讓你忙著

stick-up 搶劫

stomach’s growling 肚子咕嚕咕嚕地響

stop by 過來一會

stop pulling my leg 不要開玩笑了

storm in a teacup 大驚小怪

straight from the horse’s mouth 據可靠消息

strike out 刪去;想出

string sb along 常常戲弄某人

stuffed shirt 自命不凡的討厭鬼

sugar daddy 老色狼

sugar report 情書

suit one’s taste 合某人的胃口

Sunday dress 最好的衣服

swelled head 驕傲自大

switch off 關掉

swith majors 轉系

take a back seat 處于默默無聞的地位

take a break 休息一下

take a good look at 仔細看

take a hand in 插手某事

take a look 瞧一瞧

take a rain check 改天吧.

take advantage of 欺負;占便宜

take care of sb later 遲些對付你

take down 記下

take for 誤認為

take for granted 想當然

take French leave 不辭而別

take in a movie 看一場電影

take it easy 放松;別緊張

Take it easy. 不要緊張

Take it or leave it. 別討價還價

take it out to sb 拿別人出氣

take no for an answer 不許回答“不”字

take notes in outline form 記大綱式的筆記

take offense 生氣

take one’s hat off to 表示尊敬佩服

take one’s time doing sth 從容不迫;不慌不忙做某事

take orders from 聽命于

take sb for a ride 綁架某人

take sth for granted 視為當然

take sth up 重提某事

take sth upon oneself 承擔一切責任

take the lead in sth 在某方面領先

take the load off one’s feet 坐下休息

take the words out of one’s mouth 說出心里話

take things as they come 既來之則安之

take to 養成喜好;專心于

take to one’s heels 溜之大吉

take up 開始;繼續;吸收

Take your time. 慢慢來.

take your word for it 相信你的話

talk big 講大話

talk of the town 非常流行的東西

talk one into 說服

talk one’s head off 說得天花亂墜

talk sb into sth 說服某人做某事

talk sb out of sth 說服某人不要做某事

talk sense 講得合情合理

talk through one’s hat 說話瞎扯不負責任

talk through one’s neck 說話瞎扯不負責任

talk through one’s nose 驕傲自大

tall story 難以置信的故事

teach sb a lesson 教訓某人

team up with sb 和某人分為一組

tear down 拆毀

ten bucks 十美元

That dame! 那個女人!

That depends. 那要看情況.

That has a familiar ring. 那話聽起來很熟悉.

that I can’t say 這個我不敢肯定

That is so! 是這樣嗎?

That makes two of us. 英雄所見略同

that settles that 已經安排了,那就算了

That should be fun. 那一定會好玩.

That sounds better. 這樣說才是.

That what you say. 這是你說的.(表懷疑)

That won’t answer. 這解決不了問題

That’s a good one. 無稽之談

That’s a promise I’ll hold you to. 是你許下的諾言,我會叫你兌現

That’s a trade secret. 這是生意人的秘密.

That’s great. 好極了

That’s it. 就這樣

That’s more like it. 這才象話.

That’s more than I can say. 一言難盡

That’s my... you’re making cracks about. 那是我...,請別拿他開玩笑.

That’s nothing. 不要緊;小意思

That’s right down my alley. 那是我最拿手的.

That’s runs my electric bill up. 使電費增加.

That’s something. 真是了不起.

That’s the boy. 好小子(贊美).

That’s the spirit. 真有道理.

That’s the way it is. 事情就是這樣的.

That’s the way it with us. 我們就是這樣.

That’s the whole damned trouble. 這就是所有的麻煩.

That’s what I came for. 我就是為這個來的.

That’s what I’m here for. 這是我應該做的.

That’s what you think. 只有你自己這麼想吧.

That’s your funeral. 此乃閣下之事.

thaw out 融化

the big time 了不起的事;夢想

the crack of down 破曉

the dead of winter 嚴冬

the devil in her eye 她眼神具有魅力

The die is cast. 一切已成定局.

the God’s truth 說真的

the hustle and bustle 喧囂氣氛

the line is busy 通話中;占線

The price isn’t bad. 不貴.

The whole world knows it. 全世界都知道.

There goes your phone. 你有電話.

There is nothing to it. 太容易了

There you are. 這是你要的.

There you go again. 你又來這一套了.

There’s nothing I can do. 愛莫能助

There’s nothing wrong with me. 我精神很好.

They will be very put out. 他們會很生氣.

They’re a drag. 那多討厭,煩死了.

Think nothing of it. 不要放在心上.

This is a small something for you. 小小禮物,不成敬意

This is serious. 我是當真的.

This will be my treat. 這頓飯我請客.

thorn in one’s side. 眼中釘肉中刺

thousand and one way 許多辦法

three sheets in the wind 酒醉

threw a party 舉行一個宴會

thrilled with, be 深受感動;非常高興

throw cold water on 潑冷
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