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時間:2021-02-22 04:24:57來源:大公報

  •Keep in mind (idiom) –

  To remember and think of.

  (謹記,牢記)

  Examples:

  1.Students will need to keep it in mind that classes begin an hour earlier than normal on Monday.  

  2.I'll keep your advice in mind.

  •Step forward (phrasal verb) -

  To offer to provide or do something, or to help with something.

  (自告奮勇,挺身而出)

  Examples:

  1.No one has yet stepped forward to claim responsibility for the attack.  

  2.At the last minute another company stepped forward with a bid.

  •On one's mettle (idiom) -

  If one is on his mettle, he is ready to try as hard as possible because his abilities are being tested.

  (全力以赴,盡最大努力)

  Examples:

  1.We'll have to be on our mettle from the start.  

  2.Both players were on their mettle in the final round.

  •A thorn in one's flesh/side (idiom) -

  A constant or persistent cause of annoyance, pain, frustration, or trouble.

  (眼中釘,肉中刺)

  Examples:

  1.This problem is a thorn in my flesh. I wish I had a solution for it.  

  2.She's a real thorn in his side.

  •Plough a lone/lonely furrow (idiom) -

  To do something by one and in one's own way, without any help or support from others.(獨自行動,孤軍作戰)

  Examples:

  1.She has had to plough a lone furrow in her pursuit of reform.  

  2. It seems that he was something of an original thinker, ploughing a lonely furrow.

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