1、a change of pace 节奏变换
You can’t do these chemistry experiments all day long. You certainly need a change of pace.
2、 a far cry from 相距甚远
The published book is far cry from the early manuscript.
3、and how 的确
A: She’s a good dancer.
B: and how.
4、a matter of time 时间问题
It is only a matter of time.
5、account for 解释
How do you account for it?
6、after all 到底
A: I’ve just seen the X-rays and your teeth look just fine,
B: I see. Then there is nothing to worry about after all.
7、allergic to 对……过敏
Oh man! Something in this room is making my eyes itch. I must be allergic to something.
8、at home with 对…..很熟悉
She is at home with problems like this.
9、 be cut out for 天生适合
I’m not cut out to be a hero.
10、call it a day 就此结束
A: I’m really glad our club decides to raise money for the children’s hospital, and most of the people we’ve phoned seemed happy to contribute.
B: Yeah, I agree. Now we’ve gone through all the numbers on our list now, so I guess we can call it a day.
11、clear off 收拾，整理
It’s about time we clear off the desk.
12、come what may 不管怎样
We’ll pick you up tomorrow at eight, come what may.
13、department chair 系主任
I didn’t write that memo to the department chair.
14、 fall back on 依赖
A: Were you able to understand that French novel without any help from the teacher?
B: I did pretty well, but I had to fall back on my dictionary occasionally.
15、get at 想说
Do you understand what I’m getting at?
16、 guest lecturer 客座教授
The only person who understood the guest lecturer was the professor.
17、hand down 易如反掌
Lee won the chess match hands down.
18、hit the spots 特别好
This lemonade sure hits the spots.
19、quitting time 下课时间
I’m glad it’s almost quitting time.
20、take it over 重修
Don failed physics and had to take it over.
21、with flying colors 成功
She passed the exam with flying colors.
22、You can bet your life 当然
A: Will Prof. Smith come to class on time?
B: You can bet your life.
23、You can say that again. 你说的没错
A：This horrible weather has been killing me.
B：You can say that again.