|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.
2. cool it冷静一点
Cool it. You are making me mad.
3. joy ride兜风
Let's go for a joy ride.
Do you like rap music? I have trouble understanding the words.
5. red-letter day大日子
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.
3. shape up表现良好，乖
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.
1. fishy 可疑的
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.
1. ripoff 骗人的东西
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.
1. flop （表演、电影等）不卖座，失败
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！
4. duck 躲闪，突然低下头
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.
3. blah-blah-blah 说个不停
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.
5. zit 青春痘
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
2. racket 非法行业，挂羊头卖狗肉
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
2. horse around嬉闹
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.
4. lay off停止，解雇
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.
2. pep talk打气，鼓励的话
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?
4. pass out醉到了
He passed out after three beers.
5. way back好久以前
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.
3. hung over宿醉未醒
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.
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.
4. screw loose脱线，神经不对头
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.
5. cook up想出
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.
4. get after盯着，责备
Ann’s mother gets after her to hang up her clothes.
5. pan out成功，奏效
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.
1. round up集合
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.
5. hot stuff大人物
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.
2. no good很糟
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.
1. beats me我不知道
Beats me. We haven’t learned that.
2. beat it走开
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.
4. John Hancock签名
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.
1. kick around讨论；多考虑一下
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.
3. put away大吃大喝
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.
3. drop dead去死
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.
2. chip in出钱
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.
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