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考生必备:托福iBT听力必备习语300(上)

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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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