1.let the cat out of the bag 泄漏秘密
I won't let the cat out of the bag.
2.in the market for 想买，积极物色
People are always in the market for something new and different.
3.meddle in 干涉，搅和
Harold asked his boss stop meddling in his personal life.
Bill must have a screw loose somewhere; he's acting really strangely.
5.sell someone on 以...说服某人
She sold me on her idea. I think it will work.
1.hang in there忍耐一下
Hang in there. Things will look up soon.
He takes a hands-off approach when it comes to raising his children.
3.gag me with a spoon我快吐了
Gag me with a spoon! Please don’t tell me such disgusting stories any more.
4.get a move on赶快
Get a move on. You can’t park your car here.
He cooked up a wonderful way to surprise his wife on her birthday.
1.roll with the punches逆来顺受
You have to roll with the punches if you want to survive in this business.
2.right off the bat立刻
I was all prepared to put up a fight, but he gave in right off the bat.
3.get one’s feet wet参与，开始做
It’s not good to concentrate all your efforts on just writing. You should get your feet wet and trying painting or dancing.
Ann’s mother gets after her to hang up her clothes.
Unfortunately, the deal did not pan out. I lost a thousand dollars.
1.screw someone over欺负某人
After working in the office for ten years, Alice was fired for no apparent reason. How can they screw her over like that?
2.down to the wire等到最后一刻才开始做事
Peter always waits until the last minute to do his work. I could never leave it down to the wire like that.
You can’t buck the system.
Arnold is a blockhead if I ever saw one.
5.blow the lid off揭发（丑闻）
That newspaper story blew the lid off the Senator’s illegal business deals.
Round everybody up. It’s time for our business meeting.
2.put someone up留宿某人
I can put you up for a couple of days. My apartment is big enough for two people.
3.take care of business负责
Who’s going to take care of business while I am away?
4.take out on拿…出气
Don’t take your frustrations out on me.
He thinks he’s hot stuff. But everybody else thinks he’s a jerk.
Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. I want to hear what happens next.
This typewriter is no good. Every time I use it, the ribbon falls out.
3. have someone’s number清楚某人的底细，看穿某人
She dare not do anything to me, I have her number.
4. hot number新鲜、迷人的人或事务，尤物
Tom thinks Sherry is a hot number.
5. off the hook逃脱，溜掉，不受罚
I’ll let you off the hook this time, but don’t do that again.
Everything here is hunky-dory. Don’t worry.
2.I kid you not我不骗你
I kid you not. I saw this woman talking to her hand.
3.pop one’s cork大发脾气
I’ve never seen Teresa pop her cork before. I always thought she was a very laid-back person.
4.poke one’s nose into something多管闲事
Gladys is always poking her nose into other people’s business. I don’t see how she has time to take care of her own affairs.
5.pull a fast one欺骗
He tried to pull a fast one on us, but we caught on before he got away with it.
Beats me. We haven’t learned that.
Beat it! I’m busy right now.
3.beat a dead horse白费口舌，白费力气
I’ve already made up my mind. There’s no sense beating a dead horse.
Put your John Hancock right here.
5.keep it under raps保密
Don’t tell anyone about the party. Let’s just keep it under eraps.
Let’s kick around a few more proposals before we come to a final decision.
The junkie stole money in order to buy more drugs.
I’ve never seen anybody put away so much food and still look so thin.
4.put a move on挑逗
He tried to put the moves on her, but she turned him down.
5.put one’s ass on the line两肋插刀，不惜一切
I put my ass on the line for you. I know you’ll do the same for me someday.
What a drag! There’s nothing to do here!
2.a drop in the bucket沧海一粟
The amount of money Mr. Howell spent on a new Rolls-Royce was just a drop in the bucket compared to his annual salary.
Suzy told Mike, “Drop dead!” when he kept teasing her about her weight.
4.down and out穷困潦倒
Sarah was down and out after losing her job and her apartment.
5.all that jazz诸如此类
He only cares about basketball, TV, girls, and all that jazz.
Grace is always correcting other people. She thinks she’s a know-it-all.
That man is really kooky. He has fifty-three cats!
3.let someone have it让某人好看
Next time I see Rick, I’m going to let him have it.
4.a leg up占上风
All Jeff’s hard work is paying off. He’s a leg up on the rest of his competitors.
Chris is such a low-life. He sleeps on the park bench and drink booze all day.
1.call it quits不干了
After being in the used car business for 40 years, Harry finally called it quits.
We all chipped in to buy Jennifer a going-away present.
3.a chip off the old block一个模子印出来的；酷似（父母的人）
Scott certainly is a chip off the old block. He reminds me so much of his father when he was that age.
4.clean up one’s act信心革面，重新做人
You’d better clean up your act if you want to go to a good school.
TV series like Dallas usually end the season with a cliffhanger.
Terry is so bullheaded; he won’t listen to anybody else’s opinion.
2. bum rap责骂
Louise got a bum rap for taking sides with Richard.
That show was a real bummer.
4.burn someone up激怒某人
It burns me up when people don’t do their job right.
5.catch on to突然了解
It took Cindy a long time to catch on to what Bill was saying