|1. I couldn't care less.
这句话的意思是「我不在乎」，「缺乏兴趣」（lack of interest），也就是：I don't care at all. 或 I don't give a hoot. 例如：
人家如果问： What do you think of the budget-cut?（你对预算削减有何看法？）
你回答： I couldn't care less.（我毫不在乎）
How do you like Mr. Lee's political point of view?（你喜欢李先生的政见吗？）
I couldn't care less.（我才不在乎呢！）
I couldn't care less about the promotion or pay raise.（我不在乎升级或加薪）
而实际上他是根本在乎升级和加薪的，那么人家也许就会回答说： Yes, you do（care）.
至于 I couldn't care more. 就是「我很在乎」（I care a lot.）或 I care deeply. 同理：
I couldn't agree more.=I totally agree.（我完全同意）
I couldn't please you more.=I did my best to please you.（我尽量使你高兴）
I couldn't be more right.=I am totally right.
I couldn't be more wrong.
不过，严格来说，I could care less. = I care to some degree.（care 的程度可能减少）
I could care more.=I care some.（care的程度也许增加）（主词可用任何人称代名词：he, she, you, we, they 等。但只用 could，不用 can。）
2. No bones about it.
意思是：真实的，诚恳的（truly, sincerely or exactly），也就是 to make no bones about it.（bone 要加 s, it 是指 something）例如：
His wife is beautiful;no bones about it.（他的太太真是很漂亮）
Mr. A made no bones about it when he talked about abortion issue.（当 A 先生谈到堕胎问题时，他是诚恳的。）
When I spoke on the topic,he said, "No bones about it."（也就是他同意我的看法）
No bones about it;the weather is very chilly today.（今天是真的太冷了）
3. take it on me！
意思是：「这是我的，请用吧！」「这是免费的」(help yourself to it; it is free)，这多半是指吃的东西或一些不贵重的东西。例如：
Here are some candies from England; take one on me. (这是来自英国的糖果，尝一个吧！) (one = candy)
The restaurant owner said to me, "Take the dessert on me." (餐馆老板对我说：「尝尝我的甜点吧！」)
Please take these pencils on me.(取用一些我的铅笔吧！) (也许铅笔上刻有名字，做为宣传之用而免费。)
可见 take 后面的 it，是指 something，而 on 的后面通常不指别人，所以多半也只用在第一人称单数 me。
(假如夫妇在一起，也可以说：Take it on us.)
4. I am from Missouri.
这句话有时后面要加一句：「I need to be shown.」或「You have got to show me.」，意思是 Missouri 州的人很固执 (stubborn)，不太信任别人，一定要人家「证明一下」(prove it to me)，所以密苏里州也被称为「The Show Me State」。
据说这句话所以流行 (尤其在美国中西部) 是因为美国一些名人都住过密苏里州，包括 Harry Truman, Mark Twain, Walt Disney 等。后来老外不轻易相信别人时，就使用这句话。(也有半开玩笑性质) 例如：
He is not easily convinced because he is from Missouri. (他是来自密苏里州，所以不容易说服他。)
Don't try to fool me; I am from Missouri.(You have got to show me.) (别愚弄我，我是来自密苏里州。)
We are all from Missouri; we need to be shown.
As Mr. Smith is a tough guy; he must be from Missouri. (Smith先生是位倔强的人，他一定是来自密苏里州。)
(主词可用任何人称代名词 you, he, she, we, they 等
[这个贴子最后由jennifer-jin在 2001/12/21 08:40am 编辑]
1.clock in 打卡
Don't forget to clock in,otherwise you won't get paid.
2.come on to 对...轻薄；吃豆腐
Tanya slapped Bill after he came on to her.
3.come easily 易如反掌
Languages come easily to some people.
4.don't have a cow别大惊小怪
Don't have a cow! I'll pay for the damages.
5.push around 欺骗
Don't try to push me around!
1.keep one's shirt on保持冷静
Keep your shirt on. He didn't mean to offend you. That's just the
way he talks.
Cool it. You are making me mad.
Let's go for a joy ride.
Do you like rap music? I have trouble understanding the words.
This is a red-letter day for Susan. She made her first sale to a very
1.go up in smoke成为泡影
Peter’s vacation plans went up in smoke when a crisis arose in the office.
2.hit the road上路
We should probably hit the road. It’s going to take us two hours to get home.
You’d better shape up if you want to stay on.
4.scare the shit out of someone吓死某人了
Don’t sneak up behind me like that. You scared the shit out of me.
5.pull strings运用关系 （源于“拉木偶的线”）
He pulled some strings and managed to get us front row seats for the concert.
1.come again 再说一遍
Come again? I didn't quite understand what you said.
2.come clean 全盘托出，招供
The criminal decided to come clean.
3.spring for 请客
Let me spring for dinner.
4.spill the beans 泄漏秘密
Don't spill the beans. It's supposed to be a secret.
5.stick in the mud 保守的人
Cathy is such a stick in the mud. She never wants to try anything
I have to go to the john. Wait for me in the car.
2.keep in line管束
He needs to be kept in line. He's too wild.
3.jump the gun草率行事
Don't jump the gun. We have to be patient for a while.
4.jump to conclusion妄下结论
Don't jump to conclusion. We have to figure it out first.
This car is a real lemon. It has broken down four times.
His story sounds fishy. We should see if it's really true.
2.flip out 乐死了
Chris flipped out when I told him that we won the game.
3.fix someone up 撮合某人
I think Xixi and Macaulay would make a perfect couple. Let's fix them
up. (Haha,just kidding:)
4.take a shine to 有好感
He really likes you. There are very few people he takes a shine to
5.third wheel 累赘，电灯泡
You two go on ahead. I don't want to be a third wheel.
What a ripoff! The new car I bought doesn't work!
2.rock the boat 找麻烦
Don't rock the boat! Things are fine just the way they are.
3.blow it 搞砸了，弄坏了
I blew it on that last exam.
4.in hot water 有麻烦
He is in hot water with his girlfriend recently.
5.put one's foot in one's mouth 祸从口出
Wally is always saying such stupid thing. He has a real talent for
putting his foot in his mouth.
The movie was a flop. Nobody went to see it.
2.drop in/by/over 随时造访
Feel free to drop in anytime. I'm usually home and I'd love the
3.drop a line 写信
Drop me a line! 给我写信！
Remind little Bobby to duck his head when he crawls under the table
so he won't hit his head.
5.go with the flow 随从大家的意见
Sharon is an easy-going person. She just goes with the flow.
1.act up 胡闹，出毛病
The children started to act up as soon as the teacher left the room.
2.ad lib 即兴而作，随口编
The comedian ad libbed most of his routine.
All she does is go "blah-blah-blah" all night.
4.hit it off 投缘，一见如故
They hit it off instantly and have been good friends ever since.
Why is it that every time I have a hot date, I break out with a big zit
on my face?
1.put someone on the spot 让某人为难
Don't put me on the spot like this. You know I can't give you
The police are determined to break up the racket.
3.have it good 享受得很
She really has it good. Everybody caters to her every need.
4.don't knock it 不要太挑剔
Don;t knock it! You won't be able to find another job that pays so
5.pig out 狼吞虎咽
We pigged out on potato chips and cookies until our bellies ached.
1.down in the dumps垂头丧气
The players were down in the dumps after their team lost the
We've horsed around long enough. It's time to get to work.
3.pass something up放弃某事物
You can't pass up this job. This kind of opportunity comes only once
in a lifetime.
4.go whole hog全力以赴
She went whole hog in planning he New Year's Eve party.
There's no way he can lose. He's a shoo-in.
1.get the ball rolling开始
Let's get the ball rolling.让我们开始吧。
2.get on the ball用心做
If you hope to keep your job, you'd better get on the ball and meet
He's a real lady-killer. 他是个不折不扣的帅哥。
Lay off! I don't need you to tell me what to do!
5.knock it off=cut it off停止
Knock it off! I'm trying to get some sleep.
1.have a passion for钟爱
I have a passion for blue dresses.
The coach gave his team a pep talk at half time, hoping to lead them to victory.
3.pick someone’s brains请教某人
I don’t understand any of this medical terminology. Do you mind if I pick your brains since you’re so knowledgeable in this area?
He passed out after three beers.
We’ve been friends since way back.
1.hit someone with a problem让某人面对问题
I’m sorry to hit you with this problem. I don’t know who else to turn to.
2.have it bad for狂恋
He really has it bad for her, but she has no ideas.
Don’t disturb him. He’s still hung over from last night.
Lisa is a has-been. No one will hire her any more.
4.have a bone to pick with有账要算
I have a bone to pick with you. You still owe me the fifteen dollars you borrowed.