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英语习语:高级--LESSON 39

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文章摘要: to goof off : to waste time, to be idle ◆Some of the workers in our office always goof off when the boss is out. ◆On Saturday afternoons, I like to go to a movie or just goof off at home. to talk back to : to answer in a rude manner, to speak to

to goof off: to waste time, to be idle

◆Some of the workers in our office always goof off when the boss is out.

◆On Saturday afternoons, I like to go to a movie or just goof off at home.

to talk back to: to answer in a rude manner, to speak to disrespectfully

◆Billy, if you talk back to me like that once more, you're going to spend the rest of the day in your room.

◆The school principal had to reprimand the child for talking back to her teacher.

to be in: to be popular or fashionable; to be available at one's work or home

◆Most young people tend to want anything that is in at the time, but a few don't care about current trends.

◆Could you please tell me when Mrs. Zachary will be in? I'd like to talk to her soon.

to be out: to be unpopular or no longer in fashion; to be away from one's work or home

◆These days, designer jeans are in and long skirts are out.

◆I'm sorry, Mr. Jensen is out at the moment. Could I take a message?

to draw the line at: to determine to be unacceptable, to refuse to consider

◆I don't mind helping him with his homework, but I draw the line at writing a term paper for him.

◆The conference organizers tried to accommodate the needs of the various interest groups, but they drew the line at extending the conference by two day.

to get out of line: to disobey or ignore normal procedures or rules (also: to step out of line)

◆When a child gets out of line in that teacher's class, she uses the old-fashioned method of making the child sit in the corner of the room.

◆Any employee who steps out of line by coming to work in an unacceptable condition will be fired.

dry run: rehearsal, practice session

◆The college president requested a dry run of the graduation ceremony in order to ensure that all aspects went smoothly.

◆Before the manager present the reorganizational plans to the board of directors, he did several dry runs of his presentation.

to play by ear: to play music that one has heard but never read (S); to proceed without plan, to do spontaneously (S)

The pronoun it is often used with the second definition.

◆That pianist can play most popular music by ear. She never needs to read sheet music.

◆My husband wanted to plan our trip carefully, but I argued that it was more fun if we played it by ear.

to be in (someone's) shoes: to be in another person's position, to face the same situation as another person

◆If I were in your shoes, I wouldn't take too many classes this semester.

◆When his boss finds out about that accounting error, I wouldn't want to be in his shoes.

to keep after: to remind constantly, to nag

◆Lynn always has to keep after her children about cleaning up their rooms and doing chores around the house.

◆Lon is so forgetful that it's necessary to keep after him about every little thing.

to fix up: to repair or put back in good condition (S); to arrange a date or an engagement for another person (S)

◆Instead of buying an expensive new home, we decided to buy an older home and fix it up ourselves.

◆Since my visiting friend didn't have a date for dinner, I fixed her up with a male friend of mine. They got along very well together.

to be had: to be victimized or cheated

◆When the jeweler confirmed that the diamonds that the woman had purchased abroad were really fake, she exclaimed, "I've been had!"

◆The angry customer complained about being overcharged at the store, asserting that this was the third time that he had been had.

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