►beat somebody to it:
▷I was just about to open some wine but I see you've beaten me to it.
Jimmy stood me up last night.
►stand someone up:
▷He stood up his date while he played basketball with the guys.
All I want to do is zone out in front of the TV.
▷At the end of a long, stressful day, all I want to do is go home and zone out in front of the television.
►in the zone:
相反的，in the zone就是指精力集中，精神状态极佳，尤指运动员、表演者的表现。
▷I love when I'm running on a nice day with my headphones on and I just get in the zone. I feel like I can keep running forever.
Without further ado, I would like to...
►without further ado [ə'du:]:
▷And so, without further ado, let me introduce you to tonight's speaker.
I'm sure we haven't seen the last of him.
►haven't seen the last of (something):
▷We got rid of the ants in the kitchen, but I bet we haven't seen the last of them.
▷You win this time, but you haven't seen the last of me!
►it will come to someone:
▷It'll come to you. The minute you stop trying to find it, it will find you.
We went out of our way to please the visitor.
►go out of one's way:
▷I went out of my way to make sure they were comfortable.
▷We appreciate anything you can do, but don't go out of your way.
Hold on. Just hear me out first.
►hear someone out:
▷Let him talk! Hear him out! Listen to his side!
▷Hear out the witness. Don't jump to conclusions.
So do we have an agreement?
►do we have an agreement:
▷Do we have a deal?
▷Do we have an understanding?
►a heads up:
▷Just a heads up - we're going to have to meet soon.
▷I wanted to give you a heads up that I'll be sending you the revised form for your approval.
▷When is this paper due?
▷When are you due?
Well, what's done is done!
►what's done is done:
▷It's too late to change it now. What's done is done.
Can you put me up for a few days?
►put someone up:
▷When my in-laws were here we put them up at the Four Seasons.
I might take you up on that.
►take someone up on something:
▷I took him up on his offer to take me out to dinner.
▷He bet me twenty bucks that I couldn't get a perfect score, and I took him up on it.
I'm keeping my options open.
►keep one's options open:
▷I want to keep my options open, so I didn't sign the contract yet.
You might want to reconsider it.
►you might want to (do something):
▷Babe, you might want to trim that beard...
▷You might want to spend more time studying and less time playing video games.
►类似地，告诫对方不要做某事，可以说，you don't want to...
▷You don't want to rush things.
We've just been catching up with each other.
►catch up with (someone):
▷It was so lovely catching up with you.
There is just no such thing as God.
►There is just no such thing as... :
▷There's no such thing as love. It's just fantasy.
I think you need to get your priorities straight.
►get one's priorities straight:
▷Our top priority right now is making sure that everyone is OK.
▷Amazing how fire exposes our priorities.
To put it another way, I don't like it.
►to put it another way:
▷You're still very young, Tom. To put it another way, you don't have any idea about what you're getting into.
▷Well, that's one way to put it.
▷The subject matter makes the painting a little, how shall I put it, undesirable for public display.
I get yelled at all the time.
►get yelled at:
▷I got yelled at for not calling.
▷Do you get yelled at a lot in the military?
I will check on Jeff while he's not feeling well.
►check (up/in) on something/someone:
▷Go upstairs to check up on the children and make sure they're all asleep.
▷I just thought I'd check in on you and see how you're doing.
It happens. Don't worry about it.
▷A: My girlfriend just broke up with me.
B: It happens.
▷John stepped in a big pile of dog shit, so Tom said "it happens".
►it's on me:
我来付账。也可以说，This one's on me.
▷John: Check, please.
Bill: No, it's on me this time.
►商家免费送的商品或服务，可以说on the house.
▷I was the ten thousandth customer, so my dinner was on the house.
▷Here, have a cup of coffee on the house.
My computer is acting up again.
▷My left knee acts up in damp weather.
▷The children have been acting up all evening.
►(something) is a thing:
▷A: His ideas are so out-of-the-box. They're boxless!
B: "Boxless?" Is that a thing?
A: No, I just made it up.
▷Huge, baggy suits were kind of a thing back in those days.
►it doesn't hurt to:
▷It doesn't hurt to have a group of talented, educated people living in your community.
▷-Hi, can I help you?
-No thanks, I'm just looking!