1. a big shot = an important person 大腕儿,大亨

      2. a breath of fresh air 使人耳目一新的人

      3. Achilles’ heel 致命弱点;个性的瑕疵

      4. be all ears 洗耳恭听

      5. be all eyes 目不转睛

      6. a wet blanket 讨人嫌的人

      7. chip in = contribute money 捐献,集资

      8. sell like hot cakes = sell very well or very quickly 畅销

      9. get butterflies in one’s stomach = get nervous 紧张不安

      10. two thumbs up 举双手赞成

      11. be the apple of one’s eye = be very precious to sb. 非常珍贵

      12. pull one’ s leg = tease someone 开某人玩笑

      13. break one’ s back 辛勤工作

      14. twenty-four seven = 24 hours a day, 7 days a week = all the time 永远,一直

      15. go for a song = be sold very cheaply 贱卖

      16. bucket down = rain very heavily 瓢泼大雨

      17. backroom boys 幕后英雄

      18. below the mark = not measure up 不够水平,不合格

      19. beyond compare 绝佳的,最棒的

      20. break even 不赔不赚

      21. by the book 照章办事

      22. cast a cloud over 泼冷水,是蒙上阴影

      23. castles in the sky / air 空中楼阁

      24. as clear as a bell 非常清楚

      25. clear the air 消除误会

      26. come to terms 达成协议

      27. shed crocodile tears 假装哭泣,假慈悲

      28. cut corners 走捷径

      29. do’s and don’ts 行为规范

      30. face the music 面对现实

      31. fair and square 正大光明的

      32. first things first 先说重要的

      33. forgive and forget 尽释前嫌;握手言和

      34. get the ball rolling 使蓬勃发展

      35. a knockout 引人注目

      36. a man of few words 沉默寡言的人

      37. a rainy day 不如意的日子

      38. all thumbs 笨手笨脚的;一窍不通的

      39. ants in one's pants (skirt) 坐立不安

      40. as mod as sb. 与某人一样时髦

      41. at one's finger's tips 了如指掌

      42. at sixes and sevens 混乱的

      43. backseat driver 指手划脚的人

      44. bite one's head off 大发脾气

      45. black sheep 不孝子女

      46. blow one's top 怒发冲冠

      47. break one's neck 痛打一顿;拼命做某事

      48. break the ice 打破僵局;打破沉默

      49. bring down the house 掌声雷动

      50. burn a hole in one's pocket 花钱如流水

      51. buy your story 相信你的话

      52. call it a day 今天到此为止

      53. Capital idea 好主意

      54. cold fish 冷酷无情的人

      55. dark horse 黑马;冷门

      56. daylight robbery 价钱贵到离谱

      57. dear Jones letter 绝交信

      58. dirty dog 卑鄙小人

      59. eat one's words 承认错误

      60. every Tom, Dick and Harry 张三李四

      61. flat tire 没精打采

      62. from A to Z 从头到尾

      63. go on the horse 快一点吧

      64. God knows 天晓得

      65. gone with the wind 随风而逝

      66. good for nothing 毫无用处的

      67. Great minds think alike! 英雄所见略同。

      68. happy go lucky 乐天派

      69. have a big mouth 话多的人

      70. have it both ways 权衡两方面

      71. have time off 休假

      72. have words with sb. 口角

      73. hit of the show 表演中最精彩的一幕

      74. hit the high spots 达到高水准

      75. hit the sack 睡觉

      76. hold one's tongue 保持沉默

      77. I.O.U = I owe you 我欠你;借据

      78. in hot water 遇到麻烦

      79. in the hole 遇到经济困难

      80. in the long run 从长远来看;终究

      81. in the soap 遇到麻烦

      82. keep one's head 镇定

      83. keep one's shirt on 不动手打架

      84. keep punching 继续努力

      85. kick off 开始干某事

      86. kill two birds with one stone 一石二鸟

      87. knock it off 别再讲下去了

      88. Knock on wood. 说话禁忌;赶紧讨个吉利。

      89. let the cat out of the bag 泄漏秘密

      90. let nature take its course 顺其自然

      91. like a cat on hot bricks 热锅上的蚂蚁

      92. like a turtle on its back 对事情束手无策

      93. lousy clichés 陈词滥调

      94. make a hit 出风头

      95. make my mouth water 使我垂涎

      96. master key 万能钥匙;关键

      97. neck and neck 不分上下

      98. need other's shoulder 希望得到某人的安慰

      99. no sweat 没问题;不用冒汗

      100.No money, no honey. 没有钱,哪有爱情

      101.odds and ends 零碎的工作

      102.off color 身体不爽

      103.on pins and needles 如坐针毡

      104.once in a blue moon 机会难得;绝无仅有

      105.packed like sardines 拥挤得象沙丁鱼罐头一样

      106.pain in the neck 极讨厌的人或物

      107.past master 技艺精湛的人

      108.pipe course 容易的课程或工作

      109.plain sailing 一帆风顺;轻而易举之事

      110.pot calling the kettle black 五十步笑百步

      111.pull a long face 拉长脸不悦

      112.put sb。 in the ring 和某人赛一场

      113.rain or shine 不论晴雨

      114.row in one boat 从事相同事业;相同命运

      115.royal road 容易取得成功的捷径

      116.run of the town 轰动一时的人

      117.salt of the earth / world 社会中坚

      118.second sight 超人的预见力

      119.shoe is on the other foot 今日不同往昔

      120.side money 外快

      121.sixth sense 第六感

      122.slowly but surely 稳扎稳打

      123.speak the same language 志同道合

      124.spill the beans 露马脚

      125.stand on one's own feet 独立自主

      126.stay out O.P.B / other people's business不要管别人的闲事

      127.step on one's toes 触怒某人

      128.sugar report 情书

      129.Sunday dress 最好的衣服

      130.take a back seat 处于默默无闻的地位

      131.take French leave 北京托福培训不辞而别

      132.Take it or leave it. 别讨价还价,接不接受随你便

      133.take one's hat off to 表示尊敬佩服

      134.take things as they come 既来之则安之

      135.talk big 讲大话

      136.talk of the town 非常流行的东西

      137.talk through one's nose 骄傲自大

      138.tall story 难以置信的故事

      139.be the spirit 真有道理。

      140.throw cold water on 泼冷水

      141.Tom, Dick and Harry 一般的人;普通的人

      142.turn the tables 扭转局势

      143.under the sun 世界上任何地方

      144.visit John 上厕所

      145.walking dictionary 知识渊博的人

      146.welcome to the party 现在你总算懂了!

      147.What's the catch? 你这是什么意思?

      148.when in Rome do as the Romans do 入乡随俗

      149.white lie 善意的谎言

      150.with open arms 热烈欢迎

      151.without fail 一定

      152.yes-man 唯唯诺诺的人

      153.be all wet 完全错了

      154.get no say 无权说话

      155.got me there 难住我了

      156.leave sb. in the cold. 太令某人扫兴

      157.That’s your story! 那是你编的!

      158.stick with sb 紧跟着某人

      159.put oneself together! 加把劲!

      160.It’s a no-no! 万万不可!

      161.Suit me fine! 太适合我了

      162.Time will tell! 时间会证明一切!

      163.same old story 又是那一套

      164.Boys will be boys! 本性难移!

      165.Easy come easy go! 来的容易去也快!

      166.be Greek to sb. 某人完全不懂

      167.small potato 小人物

      168.big potato 大人物

      169.couch potato 整日呆在沙发上看电视的人

      170.wait on hand and foot 招待的无微不至

      171.waste one’s breath 白费唇舌

      172.watch one’s P’s and Q’s 注意小节,有礼貌

      173.weigh one’s words 斟字酌句

      174.wheels within wheels 错综复杂之理由

      175.win a name 出名

      176.win / lose by a neck 以微小之差险胜 / 惜败

      177.window dressing 报喜不报忧

      178.wishful thinking 如意算盘

      179.worn to a shadow 疲惫不堪

      180.ups and downs 有喜有悲

      181.under one’s breath 轻声细语

      182.under one’s thumb 在某人支配之下

      183.turn the clock back 时光倒转

      184.turn a deaf year 不加理睬

      185.tit and tat 以牙还牙

      186.that’s that 就此而已

      187.stay the course 坚持到底

      188.six of one and half a dozen of the other 半斤八两

      189.shoulder to shoulder 齐心协力地

      190.set one’s jaw 咬紧牙关;坚持到底

      191.see the world 见过世面;见多识广

      192.second to none 最佳的

      193.second thoughts 重新考虑

      194.safe and sound 安然无恙

      195.root and branch 完全地;连根拔除

      196.read between the lines 明白其言外之意

      197.over and down with 到此为止;结束

      198.follow suit 鹦鹉学舌;学样子

      199.gain ground 有进展

      200.break a leg 大获全胜