来源:examw 2019-01-20

1.a change of pace 节奏变换 

You cant 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: Shes a good dancer.

B: and how.

4. a matter of time 时间问题 

It is only a matter of time.

5. 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.

6. a while back 不久以前 

7.all along 一直 

I knew it all along.

8. anything but 绝对不 

I was anything but happy about going.

9. account for 解释 

How do you account for it?

10. after all 到底 

A: Ive just seen the X-rays and your teeth look just fine.

B: I see. Then there is nothing to worry about after all.

11. allergic to 对……过敏 

Oh man! Something in this room is making my eyes itch, I must be allergic to something

12. at sbs service 愿为某人服务 

I am at your service at any time.

13. around the clock 24小时不停 

Martha studied around the clock for management exam

14. as far as I know 就我所知 home with 对…..很熟悉 

She is at home with problems like this

16. back out 

1) 退出 

A: Wasnt Bert supposed to sing tonight

B: Yes. but he backed out at last minute 


She finally backed out of her promise

17. be cut out for 天生适合 

Im not cut out to be a hero

18. be absorbed in 

She has been absorbed in a horror fiction. I cant tear her away

19. be addicted to 对……上瘾 

She has been addicted to drugs for years

20. be attached to 对……有感情 

A: Im 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 Ive actually been quite attached to it.

21. back up 

1) 累积 

The subway is running behind schedule. and traffic is backed up for blocks. I dont know if well make the 6:30 show

2) 支持 

Ill back it up

22. be bound for 到……地方 

the bus is bound for New England

23. be (feel) myself 找到自我 

Im feeling myself again

24. be burned up 生气 

She was really burned up at the news

25. be hard up for 

Im hard up for clothes, but I have a lot of books

26. be head and shoulders above 好许多 

In calculus. Joe is head and shoulders above his classmates

27. be in the dark 蒙在鼓里 

A: Do you have any idea what his notice is about

B: Im as in the dark as you are stuck 卡住了 

I cant get this window open. Its stuck

29. bite off more than one can chew. 贪多嚼不烂 

A: I hear youre taking an advanced physics course this semester

B: I think Ive bitten off more than I can chew

30. break new ground 有了新的突破 

His architectural design broke new ground in the field.