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  1.have an ace in the hole
          握有王牌,很有把握
          When you have the ace in your hand,you have something which you can use to
gain an advantage when you need it.
          have an ace in the hole(American)
          2.a class act
          (在运动或演艺方面)很出色的人
          I have been tracking Neil for a year,he is a class act and I have got a lot
respect for his ability.
          我已跟踪尼尔一年,他是个出色的家伙,我很崇拜他的能力。
          3.break one"s back
          努力地工作
          When you"re breaking your back to make an enterprise work,it"s going to cut
into your time with family.
          当你全身心投入工作的时候,会侵占到家庭生活的时间。
          4.get someone"s back up
          激怒某人
          What does get my back up is a girlfriend who gets too jealous if someone
else finds me attractive.
          5.hat in hand
          求助,乞讨
          He ended up going hat in hand to the neighbours.
          他沦落到向邻居乞讨。
          6.in the cards
          可能发生
          He believes an invasion was never in the cards.
          他相信入侵永不会发生。
          7.a change of heart
          态度的改变
          8.get no change out of someone
          从某人处没有得到任何帮助
          You won"t get any change out of him,so don"t expect it .
          你不会从他那儿得到任何帮助,别指望了。
          9.chapter and verse
          所有细节
          The instruction gives you chapter and verse
          使用说明给出了所有细节。
          10.cut to the chase
          言归正传
          He talked about the need to see all points of view,then he cut to the
chase.
          11.cut a dash
          (外表)给人留下深刻印象
          Tania cut a daring dash with a dress slashed almost to the waist .
          12.in the dark
          一无所知;蒙在鼓里
          keep somebody in the dark
          不让某人知道
          13.out of one"s depth
          力所不能及
          He felt out of his depth on a diploma course.
          14.get one"s just deserts
          活该
          15.die like a dog
          凄苦地死去(古)
          16.every dog has its day
          风水轮流转
          17.It"s a dog"s life
          (抱怨生活或工作不如意)
          18.in the doghouse
          四面楚歌
          Insurance companies are already in the doghouse over poor advice on
pensions which has left hundreds of thousands of people worse off.
          19.do the donkey work
          做乏味的工作
          20.do something like a dream
          做的很出色
          The first stages of installation worked like a dream.
          21.all dressed up with nowhere to go
          准备充分,但没机会去做
          If funding dries up ,the opera houses will be all dressed up ,but with
nowhere to go .
          22.do something at the drop of a hat
          卤莽行事
          23.a drop in the ocean/bucket
          微不足道,沧海一粟
          The size of the grants have been attacked by groups as merely a drop in the
ocean.
          24.be all ears
          洗耳恭听
          Now you can say ,I am all ears.
          25.down to earth
          现实,实际
          He is blunt,outspoken,practical and down to earth.
          26.get egg on one"s face
          感到窘迫,羞耻
          Steve didn"t expect to win .He just didn"t want to get egg on his face
.
          27.a white elephant
          (形容新的建筑,计划)是浪费的,无用的
          This project is completely a white elephant
          28.a big fish
          大人物,重要角色
          The four who were arrested here last September were described as really big
fish by the U.S.Drug Enforement Agency.
          29.drink like a fish
          酒量很大
          When I was young I could drink like a fish and eat like a pig.
          我年轻时酒量和食量都很惊人。
          30.a fool and his money are soon parted
          (形容花钱不理智)
          31.free as the air
          自由自在,无拘无束
          32.run out of gas
          (突然感到)疲倦和厌倦
          33.the heat is on
          压力大
          To perform well when the heat is on ,all you have to do is let it
happen.
          要在大的压力下表现出色,你要做的是任之发生。
          34. bring someone to heel
          使某人臣服,服从
          In practice it"s still not clear how the president will use his power to
bring the republics to heel.
          实际上,总统将如何使用权利使公众服从还不清楚。
          35.cross my heart
          发自内心
          I promise,cross my heart.
          我对天发誓。
          36.in seventh heaven
          十分高兴
          After I was given my first camera,I was in seventh heaven.
          37.break a leg
          祝演出成功,(注意是祝福语而不是诅咒)
          38.live like a king
          生活奢华
          39.break the ice
          打破僵局
          I was about to speak when someone broke the ice.
          我正要说话,有人打破了僵局。
          40.get down to
          开始做,处理
          The task wasn"t so difficult when I got down to it.
          我开始处理这件事的时候,发现并不困难。
          41.hold back
          抑制,控制
          We could not hold ourselves back.
          我们没法控制自己。
          42.keep one"s word
          遵守约定
          43.lay aside / set aside
          储蓄,积蓄
          We must lay something aside for our child"s education.
          44.keep an eye on
          监视,注视
          I don"t know what would happen if I weren"t here to keep an eye on
children.
          如果我不在这儿监视孩子们,真不知道会发生什么。
          45.pull one"s leg
          取笑,看不起人
          46.pull through
          恢复,克服
          The patient is pulling through.
          47.stand for
          代表,象征
          What does your first letter stand for?
          48.take in
          欺骗
          She must have been taken in by a salesman.
          49.make a point of
          重视
          Do you make a point of being on time for work.
          50.help out
          帮忙,协助。
          Jerry hurried to help out zhenzhen.
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