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WORDS AND USAGE

時間:2020-11-30 04:23:53來源:大公報

  •Usher in sth (phrasal verb) - To mark or observe the beginning of something.(迎來,開啟)

  Examples:

  1.The Industrial Revolution ushered in a period of great technological advancements.  

  2.We ushered in the new year with a celebration.

  •Kick up a fuss/storm (idiom) - To show great anger about something, especially when this does not seem necessary. (挑起事端,起哄滋事)

  Examples:

  1.If they fire him, Tom is ready to kick up a storm.  

  2.He kicked up a tremendous fuss about having to wait.

  •Pick holes in (sth) (idiom) - To make an effort to find flaws or negative aspects in something through excessive analysis or criticism.(找漏洞,挑毛病)

  Examples:

  1.Critics picked holes in his performance, but his fans seemed to love it.  

  2.The lawyer picked holes in the witness's story.

  •Chuck it (all) in (idiom) - To give up doing what one has been doing; to quit.(甩手不幹)

  Examples:

  1.He grew tired of his job and decided to just chuck it all in.  

  2.If I didn't have to keep the job to live, I'd have chucked it in long ago.

  •Back on track (idiom) - Going in the right direction again after a mistake, failure, etc.(重整旗鼓,重回正軌)

  Examples:

  1.The large investment helped the company get back on track.  

  2.I tried to get my life back on track after my divorce.

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