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31. benefit concert 慈善音乐会

We need to let everyone know about the benefit concert, but we don’t have much money for advertising.

32. busy signal 占线

I’ve been calling David for the past half hour, but I keep getting a busy signal.

33.between you and me 你我之间,保密

34. call for


Tom just called for you.


The forecast calls for heavy rain again tonight. Aren’t you glad we’ll be getting away from this for a week?


It’s probably in the new part of town. We’ll have to call for directions.

35. call it a day 就此结束

A: I’m really glad our club decides to raise money for the children’s hospital and most of the people we’ve phoned seemed happy to contribute.

B: Yeah. I agree. Now we’ve gone through all the numbers on our list now, so I guess we can call it a day. the check 兑现支票

Have your sister cashed her paycheck?

37.clear off 收拾,整理

It’s about time we clear off the desk.

38.come down (雨,雪)下起来

The heavy rain is coming down. now.

39. come in first in the race 比赛第一名

41. get on one’s nerve 招惹某人神经了

A: Why did you come to the meeting late? I left a message with your roommate about the time change.

B: She has a very short memory and it really gets on my nerve sometimes.

42. get started on 开始做

We should get started on the project.

43. get time off from work 从工作中抽时间

Oh. so she was able to get time off from the work.

44.give credibility to 相信

A: did you hear about Jim?

B: I wouldn’t give that rumor any credibility.

45.go easy on 温和对待

Well. since it’s your first and only ticket. the judge will probably go easy on you.

46.go in one ear and out the other 一耳朵进,一耳朵出

Well. you know Mike. everything’s in one ear and out the other.

47.go jogging 去跑步 考试用书

Are you ready to go jogging?

48.go to one’s head 某人自负

A: Have you noticed how John’s changed since he became student government president?

B: I think the whole thing has gone to his head. and he used to be so sociable and open. the time 几点了

A: Got the time?

B: It’s a little after ten.

50. graduation announcements 毕业典礼请柬

Have you ordered your graduation announcements?

51.graon about 抱怨

How come Michael’s always groaning about something?

52.guest lecturer 客座教授

The only person who understood the guest lecturer was the professor.

53.hand-me-down 送的东西

A: What a gorgeous jacket. It must have cost a fortune.

B: Not at all. It’s a hand-me-down.

54.hand down 易如反掌

Lee won the chess match hands down.

55.have a way with 擅长

Bonnie really has a way with words.

56.have had it with 处于

I’ve had it with being sick in bed. I’ve read most of these magazines twice.

57. head and shoulders above 高出许多

In computer programming. Susan is head and shoulders above the rest of us.

58. hit the spots 特别好

This lemonade sure hits the spots.

59. hold the grudge 记仇

A: I wish I hadn’t hurt Mary’s feelings like that. You know I never meant to.

B: The great thing about Mary is that she doesn’t hold the grudge.

61. I have seen worse 我见过更糟的

62. in advance 提前;同义:before hand. ahead of time

It’s a really nice apartment. But the owners want two-month rent in advance and I just don ’t have it.

63. in case 万一

Let’s take our suits along in case the sun comes out.

64. in next to no time 马上

A: Are you going to be using the copying machine long?

B: I’ll be through in next to no time.

65. in the red 赤字 反义:in the black the works 正在准备阶段

An advanced course in theoretical chemistry is the works.

67. keep to oneself

I’m amazed that you still haven’t gotten to know your neighbors.

68. kill time 浪费时间

Gosh. what can we do to kill the next 10 hours?

69. leave…up to somebody

We’ll have to leave the decision up to him.