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托福听力: 必备习语100个完整收录

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  1. flying colors → success, victory

  2. little by little → gradually

  3. call off → cancel

  4. come into → receive, especially after another’s death

  5. put off → postpone

  6. stop by → make a brief visit on one’s way elsewhere

  7. tie up → hinder

  8. be out for → trying to get

  9. fill in for → take another’s place

  10. turn down →① refuse or reject ② reduce the loudness of

  11. go off → begin to ring

  12. cut down → lesson; reduce; limit

  13. come up with → produce; supply

  14. make it →① achieve a specific goal ② succeed in general

  15. catch one’s eye → attract one’s attention

  16. care for →① like; value ② look after; take care of

  17. head and shoulders above → much better

  18. catch on → become popular

  19. on the whole → in general

  20. fill sb. in → tell what sb. should know

  21. in a nutshell → in a few words

  22. from top to bottom → completely; entirely

  23. take the plunge → enter with sudden decision upon an unfamiliar course of action

  24. on the tip of one’s tongue → unable to be recalled

  25. cheer up → feel happy; stop being sad or discouraged; become hopeful

  26. hold off → postpone; delay

  27. on cloud nine → a state of perfect happiness

  28. back out → withdraw from an undertaking

  29. grin and bear it → be as cheerful as possible in pain or trouble; do sth. without complaining

  30. turn out to be → come to be; prove

  31. bite off more than one can chew → attempt sth. that exceeds one’s ability

  32. in the air → uncertain

  33. get hold off → find a person so you can speak with him

  34. learn the ropes → acquire thorough or special knowledge of a job

  35. tear oneself away from → depart with great reluctance; force oneself to leave

  36. tie up → engage or occupy completely

  37. leave well(enough)alone → don’t try to improve what is already satisfactory

  38. touch on → mention a subject briefly or casually

  39. see to it → take care; take the responsibility make sure

  40. give away → give as a present

  41. get along with → live or work in harmony with

  42. account for → explain

  43. out of print → no longer available for purchase from the publisher

  44. send out → distribute

  45. in no time → in a very brief time almost at once

  46. before long → soon; without much delay

  47. play by ear →① play an instrument without using written music; ② handle a matter without adequate preparation preparation or guidance

  48. wear and tear → loss or damage caused by use

  49. come what may → no matter what happens

  50. drop by → make a short or unplanned visit

  51. be short of → not having enough

  52. cut it out → stop doing sth.

  53. be sick of → be tired of ; having a strong dislike of

  54. look for a needle in a haystack (a bottle) → search for sth. in a place where it is hopelessly lost

  55. knock oneself out → work very hard; make a great effort

  56. run up against → encounter

  57. far from → anything but; not at all

  58. far from it → by no means; not at all

  59. hang on to → hold tightly; keep firmly

  60. get nowhere → be unsuccessful; obtain no result

  61. day in and day out → every day; all the time

  62. break down → cease to function

  63. get going → get started; begin to move

  64. take one’s time → not hurry

  65. boil down to → indicate, especially as a final judgment or analysis

  66. make up → take a test for the second time

  67. put up with → bear with patience; tolerate

  68. by and by → before long

  69. give someone a hand → help; assist

  70. ring a bell → sound familiar

  71. snap out of it →① change one’s habits, attitude, etc, suddenly ② regain one’s composure, energy, or good spirits; recover

  72. raise the roof → make trouble; start a fight or an argument

  73. get away with → escape without punishment

  74. on business → with definite work to do

  75. look up → search for, as an item of information, in a reference book

  76. let up →① cease; stop ② slacken; abate

  77. in any case (or event) → no matter what happens

  78. come out → be published

  79. look into → investigate; inspect

  80. spell out → explain very clearly or in detail

  81. fall back on → rely on

  82. wrap up → bring to an end, especially a successful conclusion

  83. save one’s breath → keep silent because talking will not help

  84. hold up →① delay; hinder ② endure, last

  85. have one’s hands full → be very busy; be able to do no more

  86. How come? → How is it? Why?

  87. stick around → stay or wait nearby

  88. make out → get along; manage

  89. turn up → appear, turn out, show up

  90. hold off → postpone; delay

  91. over one’s head → beyond one’s power to understand

  92. stock up → buy up; lay in a good supply of

  93. keep up → continue

  94. tie up → occupy completely

  95. in and out → coming in and going out often

  96. make ends meet → make one’s income suffice without incurring debt

  97. on and on → without stopping

  98. out of this world → wonderful; great

  99. in a row →① in line; in alignment ② in succession; successively

  100. wait around → waiting in vain

 

 

 

 

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