Aside from (除了,除了…外尚有) The composition is quite good aside from the spelling.
At that point(就在那时)At that point, the son hung up the phone.
Cut back(减少,削减)We oppose any plans to cut back the education budget
Dine out (外出吃饭)We always dine out at weekends
Get by(过得去,尚可)She can't get by on such a small income
Get through(通过,度过)he said that John has got through the examination. Make it(成功,达到目的)If you can dream it,you can make it!
On a small/large scale(小/大规模地)The movement was on a small scale.
On balance(总的来说)On balance, his suggestion is more acceptable
Pick up(付账)It is the custom for the new wife's father to pick up the bill for the wedding
As for(至于) As for me, he is a good person.
In the eyes of(在某人看来)In the eyes of me, he is a good person.
At risk(有风险,冒风险)The disease is spreading and all the children are at risk. Be intent on doing(热衷于,坚决要做)You shouldn't be so intent on making money. Close in (on/around)(接近,包围)Whenever your enemies close in on you, claim victory!
Give up(放弃)When you get married, will you give up your job?
Make the best of(尽量利用,充分利用)One must learn to make the best of a bad job. If you cannot have the best, make the best of what you have
On the side(作为兼职,秘密地)He has a girlfriend on the side.
Pass for(被看作,被当作)He tried to pass for a gentleman;but everyone knew he was an upstart.他设法将自己冒充成为一名绅士,但每个人都知道他只是一位暴发户 。Stand up (for)(支持)Only we ourselves could help us, no man stands up for our rights.
Be bathed in(沉浸于,沐浴于)Her little brother’s face was bathed in tears.
Build in (使成为建筑物的一部分)Rome was not build in a day.
Close up(关闭)On the New Year’s Eve all the stores were closed up in my hometown.
Hold/keep…at bay(不让…逼近)Eating oranges hold colds at bay.
Hook up to(连接到)I hook up to the internet almost everyday.
Look back on(回顾)How do you look back on your time in china.
On the latch(门关着,但没上锁)In the house where I grew up, it was our custom to leave the front door on the latch at night.
Put up(建造,设置) They put up a new house here last year.
Stand for(代表,表示,象征) What do the two letters stand for?
With/by a small/large margin(小/大幅度地)He won the election but by a small
Without/with not so much as(甚至连…都没)He left without so much as saying goodbye.
At sb.’s service(愿意为某人效劳) I ’m at your service . what can I do for you?
Catch sight of(一眼看见,瞥见)Don't let me catch sight of you doing it again! Come around(到某人家拜访某人)Why don't you come around and see us one evening?
Fade out(逐渐消失)It is a pity that this custom is slowly fading out.
Go for(对…有好感,喜欢)Tom asked lily ,”Do you go for modern art?”
Go over(仔细检查,核对,研究,考虑,温习)He went over the plans again and discovered two mistakes.
Knock down(撞倒,拆毁)It's a pity that the old house was knocked down
Knock off(停止工作)My health compels me to knock off work.
Leave …alone(不打扰,听其自然)Leave her alone. She is in a mood now.
Not even death can rob me of my will, leave alone the poverty.
Make like(假装,装扮做)Sometimes she likes to make like a movie star.
On account of(because of)We delayed our departure(启程) on account of the bad weather.
Regardless of(不顾,不管)They are taught to respect everyone, regardless of race. Work up(准备,整理,逐步发展)His father worked up a department store.
And the rest(等等) I got to thinking about Thanksgiving, of the Pilgrims, Indians, and the rest.
At sea(在海上航行) He spent 3 months at sea last year.
Be exposed to(暴露于,与…接触)This medicine is not to be exposed daylight. Be immersed in (沉浸在,沉迷于)The whole city was immersed in a festival atmosphere.
Bring back(回想起)His singing brings back memories of my father.
Get to doing(开始认真思考或做)I got to thinking about Thanksgiving, of the Pilgrims, Indians, and the rest.
Turn over(考虑,思考)Yet my mind continued turning the idea over.
Go about(表现,忙于,着手)We must go about our work now.
In a flash(一瞬间)The hopes and dreams of these athletes had ended in a flash.
In quest of(寻求,探求) She had come in quest of advice.
In secret(秘密地,暗自)Famous people could have romantic adventures in secret In turn(挨个地,轮流地) Language is the carrier of culture and in turn is influenced by culture
On sb.’s behalf(为某人,为某人的利益,代表某人)Don’t be uneasy on my behalf. Put away(把…收好,放好)Put your toys away in the cupboard when you've finished playing Under way(航行中,工作中)Preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games are well under way.