1 By chance 偶然, 意外的
【英英解释】Unexpectedly; with no prior planning
Example: By chance, I bumped into my wife in the shopping mall
2 Round the clock 夜以继日的
【英英解释】To do something continuously, without a break or pause
Example: The ambulance services worked round the clock hauling people trapped in the building to safety.
3 Keep one's cool 保持冷静
【英英解释】To stay calm in a difficult situation
Example: If the traffic is jamed, the only thing to do is keep your cool, or get out of the car and walk!
4 In a tight corner 处于困境
【英英解释】In an extremely difficult situation
Example: Whenever I get into a tight corner, I try to rely on quick thinking to get out of it.
5 Keep in the dark 隐瞒
【英英解释】To keep something secret
Example: We know my brother has a new girlfriend, but he's keeping her name in the dark.
6 Fall on deaf ears 不加理睬的, 不听取
【英英解释】Not to take any notice of what is said
Example: The city council's order that garbage should be put in the bins fell on deaf ears; the sidewalks are still littered with trash!
7 Take things easy 放轻松
Example: It's better for our health to take things easy than to worry about problems all the time.
8 Eat like a horse 吃得很多
【英英解释】To eat a lot; to have a very big appetite
Example: Fred eats like a horse. When I was a growing lad like him, I used to eat a lot, too.
9 Catch one's eye 吸引某人注意
【英英解释】To attract somebody's attention
Example: A movement behind the curtain caught my eye - I thought it was a burglar and rushed out of the room!
10 Have an eye for something 对某事(某物体)了解得非常清楚
【英英解释】To be very good at doing something, or have a great understanding of something.
Example: As a botanist, he has to describe and draw plants accurately, so he must have an eye for detail.
11 Turn a blind eye .熟视无睹
【英英解释】To ignore an action, even though one should do something about it
Example: Parents will spoil their children if they constantly turn a blind eye to their bad behavior.
12 Keep an eye on 照看, 密切注视
【英英解释】To watch carefully; to look after
Example: Keep an eye on my purse - I'm just going to the bathroom.
13 Lose face 丢脸
【英英解释】To have one's reputation spoiled; to be embarrassed
Example: The large drug houses have lost face, because smaller companies are selling similar products at a cheaper price!
14 Lead the field 处于领头地位
【英英解释】To be the most successful person or group in an activity
Example: For decades, the House of Dior led the field in elegant fashion design.
15 Get out of hand 失去控制
【英英解释】To be out of control
Example: The problem of suicide bombings is getting out of hand; there seems to be no way to stop them.
16 Give a hand 提供帮助
【英英解释】To help somebody with something
Example: Please give me a hand and hold this board while I paint it.
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