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· get a kick out of doing something从……得到很大的乐趣


He gets a kick put of racing.


· take kindly to something/someone愿意接受


Don't you feel that people in the lab don't take kindly to a nosy reporter?


· kill someone with kindness好得让人受不了


The old lady almost killed me with kindness when I lived at her home.


· parade one's knowledge买弄学问


He is a well-learned man, bit he never parades his knowledge.


· be at large逍遥法外(也可以形容动物不受约束)


The murderer was still at large. The victim's parents was determined to find enough evidence to sue him to court.


· rest on one's laurels故步自封,吃老本


You are sure to be lagged behind if you rest on your laurels.


· turn over a new leaf洗心革面


The juvenile delinquent promised that he would turn over a new leaf if he could be given lenient punishment.


· have a hollow leg(喝酒)海量


The best man has a hollow leg. He drinks a lot instead of the bridegroom.


· pull someone's leg开某人的玩笑


Never ever pull his leg. He is a man without a sense of humor. He takes everything seriously.


· keep someone at arm's length与某人保持距离


My boss is my uncle. In order to avoid unnecessary misunderstanding, I'd better keep him at arm's length in company.


· let someone down使某人失望


Joe really let me down by having broken his promises for several times.


· can't for the life of one怎么……也不行


I thought I could recite my speech backwards, but when I stood in front of the audience, I couldn't for the life of me remember what to say.


· air one's linen in public家丑外扬


The wife was often beaten by her husband, but she never told others. She didn't want to air her linen in public.


· shoot from the hip信口开河


Don't take Jay's words to heart. He shouldn't have shot from the hip.


· by hook or by crook千方百计得,不择手段得


He rose to that position by hook or by crook.


· blow hot and cold出尔反尔,喜怒无常


Do you think he'll support you? He is the type who blows hot and cold.


· make it hot for...刁难某人


Out section manager is a woman. Our general manager always looks down upon her and makes everything hot for her.


· have the lots for someone迷恋某人


You have to stop her. She has the lots for a married man.


· bring down the house博得满堂喝彩


The first-prize winner of the speech contest has brought down the house for several times.


· be over the hump已度过难关


The Asian financial crises has almost paralyzed Asian economy. But we are over the hump now.


· have a hunch that...预感到……


I have a hunch that the bear market will be over soon.


· be hunky-dory挺不错的


A: How do you like the food here? B: Hunky-dory.


 

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