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常用俚語

  1. Tell me what happened yesterday.  I'm all ears. (eager to hear)

  2. We're all set for the party tonight.  Aren't we? (ready, completed)

  3. You're all wet if you think he's going to ask you to the dance this weekend.(wrong)

  4. Every time David drove in a car with his wife she was a backseat driver. (car passenger who always tells the driver how to drive and what to do)

  5. A big shot is coming to visit our school. (important person)

  6. He thought I was born yesterday when he told me that story. (inexperienced, easily fooled)

  7. Your eyes look as if you have been burning the candle at both ends. (work or play too hard without any rest)

  8. He began to catch on after he heard it explained two more times. (to understand, learn about)

  9. We're going to the beach to catch rays. (get a tan)

  10. He wanted to ask her to the dance but he got cold feet. (a loss of courage)

  11. When the teacher discovered that he cheated, he was a dead duck. (a person in a hopeless situation)

  12. She's not uptight, she's easygoing. (carefree, not strict)

  13. She eats like a bird. (to eat very little)

  14. He eats like a horse. (to eat a lot)

  15. She wanted to eat her words when she saw the sad look on his face. (to take back something said)

  16. John's clothes and his opinions were always far-out. (unusual, very different from others)

  17. His mother told him not to fool around. (to waste time joking, playing)

  18. The teacher told the class to get with it or stay after classes. (to pay attention)

  19. If you keep on gambling, you will go broke. (to lose all one's money)

  20. The girl standing near the door is a real knockout (a very beautiful woman)

  21. He is such a pain in the neck when he keeps asking the stupid question. (bothersome person)

  22. Let me fix it for you.  It looks like a piece of cake. (any task that is easily accomplished)

  23. I don't know why you always rub me the wrong way. (to make someone a little angry)

  24. Don't screw around too much in class or you might get into trouble. (mess around, joke around)

  25. You're into b-ball and you don't know a slam dunk? (to get the ball directly into the hoop)

  26. He took for granted that she would invite him to the party as her date. (to suppose or understand to be true)

  27. When he broke the vase he knew he would have to take the medicine. (to accept punishment)

  28. My boyfriend is acting like a real turkey recently. (stupid person)

  29. You bet.  I'd love to go with you on Sunday. (Yes)

  30. John: That was a great movie.  Mary: You can say that again. (It is used to show strong agreement.)

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