1. 大吵大闹 yell bloody murder
My wife will certainly yell boldly murder when she learns how much I have spent for them.
2. 很像 the spitting image of
Xiao Li is plain the spitting image of his father, who behaves just like a lamb in front of his wife.
3. 绝交信Dear John
Beck went plain crazy with anger on the day when he received his Dear John from his exgirlfriend.
4.不能轻信take something with a grain of salt
You must always take what he says with a grain of salt. He’s a born liar.
5. 告发，检举 blow the whistle
It’s said that those government officials who had blown the whistle also got transferred.
6. 指控 charge somebody with
He was charged with raping and got arrested.
7.刮目相看sit up and take notice
He has published a number of books and they all become best-sellers, the fact of which makes many people sit up and take notice.
8.挺不错的 be hunky-dory
His girlfriend is hunky-dory, getting on nicely with almost everyone.
9.已经……了 be over
电影已经完了 The film is over.
10.断断续续be off and on
I have been learning English off and on for 12 years.
11.亏你说得出来 I like that!
Did you say that a man should have several wives? I like that!
12.闭上嘴 button one’s lip/zip ones lips
Zip your lips. Can’t you see they’re annoyed?
13.真的阿 you don’t say
我已经和丽玲结婚了。 Li ling and I are married.
真的阿!你真幸运 。 You don’t say! You are lucky.
14.再合适不过了 suit somebody to a T
This color suits you to a T.
The two young guys’ caressing and spooning there are plain an eye-sore.
16.不能用了 be done for
Buy yourself a new coat. This one is already done for.
17. 不理不睬not even give a tumble
Xiao Li says that he likes Xiao Liu but she doesn’t even give him tumble.
18.拒绝某人的求婚give somebody the mitten
She said that she had been given the mitten.
19.为……说句好话put in a good word for
You may go to Lao Wang and ask him to put in a good word for you in front of the boss.
20.怎么也不…… can’t for the life of one.
I can’t for the life of me remember his telephone number.
21.绝对没有I’d eat my hat if I had…
I’d eat my hat if I had disclosed the news to her.
22.算了吧call it quits
I’d call it quits, and I would not remarry him for that he’s already had his new woman.
23.合格be up to grade
Their new products are near up to grade.
24.我同意I’ll drink to it.
Did you say we’d eat out tonight? I’ll drink to that.
25. 严加训斥give somebody a dressing down
On hearing the news, the boss gave a dressing down to all those clerks that were involved in the business.
26.一个字也不说not breathe a word
She ‘s tight-mouthed .So far she has not breathed a word about that.