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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.你不能整天做这些化学实验。你当然需要改变节奏。

a far cry from相距甚远The published book is far cry from the early manuscript.

The published book is far cry from the early manuscript.出版的书与早期的手稿相差甚远。

and how的确

A: She's a good dancer.

B: and how.



a matter of time时间问题

It is only a matter of time.这只是时间问题。

a phone call away一个电话之远,愿意过来帮忙。

If you need my help. do let me know. Just remember I am a phone call away.如果你需要我的帮助。请让我知道。记住我是一个电话。

all along一直

I knew it all along.我 一直就知道

anything but绝对不

I was anything but happy about going.我根本不喜欢去

account for解释

How do you account for it?你是怎么解释的?

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.



allergic to对……过敏

Oh man! Something in this room is making my eyes itch, I must be allergic to something.哦,男人!这个房间里有些东西让我眼睛发痒,我一定对什么东西过敏。

at sb's service愿为某人服务

I am at your service at any time.我随时为您服务。

around the clock24小时不停

Martha studied around the clock for management exam.玛莎夜以继日地学习管理考试。

at home with对…..很熟悉

She is at home with problems like this.她在家里有这样的问题。

back out退出

A: Wasn't Bert supposed to sing tonight?

B: Yes. but he backed out at last minute



 be cut out for天生适合

I'm not cut out to be a hero.我不是天生的英雄。

be absorbed in专心于

She has been absorbed in a horror fiction. I can't tear her away.她被一部恐怖小说吸引住了。我不能把她撕掉。

be addicted to对……上瘾

She has been addicted to drugs for years.她多年来一直吸毒成瘾。

be attached to对……有感情

A: I'm amazed that you are still driving that old car of yours. I thought you would have gotten rid of it years ago.

B: It runs well and I've actually been quite attached to it.