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時間:2021-03-01 04:24:46來源:大公報

  •Better late than never (proverb) -

  Doing something late is better than not doing it. 遲做(總比不做好)

  Examples:

  1.I'm sorry my gift came late, but better late than never, right?  

  2.Perhaps I should have started the project years ago, I said to myself, but maybe it is better late than never.

  •Break out (phrasal verb) -

  If something dangerous or unpleasant breaks out, it suddenly starts. (突然發生,爆發)

  Examples:

  1.War broke out in 1914.  

  2.Fighting broke out between demonstrators and the police.

  •Come into effect (idiom) -

  If a new rule or law comes into effect, it starts to be used.(生效,實施)

  Examples:

  1.The law came into effect on New Year's Day.  

  2.These changes in the uniform policy come into effect at the start of next year.

  •Connive at sth (phrasal verb) -

  To allow or encourage wrongdoing by ignoring it.(縱容,默許)

  Examples:

  1.Oppostion leaders suggested the government had connived at the violence.  

  2.She had murdered or connived at the murder of one of her lovers.

  •Set/put the record straight (idiom) -

  To provide the facts about something that people have a false understanding or idea about.(陳述真相,澄清是非)

  Examples:

  1.Let me set the record straight about what really happened last week.  

  2.Let me set the record straight on the misconceptions contained in your article.

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