1.a change of pace 節奏變換
You can‘t do these chemistry experiments all day long. You certainly need a change of pace.
2.a far cry from 相距甚遠
The published book is far cry from the early manuscript.
3.and how 的確
A： She‘s a good dancer.
B： and how.
4.a matter of time 時間問題
It is only a matter of time.
5.a phone call away 一個電話之遠，願意過來幫忙。
If you need my help， do let me know. Just remember I am a phone call away.
6.a while back 不久以前
7.all along 一直
I knew it all along.
8.anything but 絕對不
I was anything but happy about going.
9.account for 解釋
How do you account for it?
10.after all 到底
A： I‘ve just seen the X-rays and your teeth look just fine，
B： I see. Then there is nothing to worry about after all.
11.allergic to 對|……過敏
Oh man! Something in this room is making my eyes itch. I must be allergic to something.
12.at sb‘s service 願為某人服務
I am at your service at any time.
13.around the clock 24小時不停
Martha studied around the clock for management exam.
14.as far as I know 就我所知
15.at home with 對………很熟悉
She is at home with problems like this.
A： Wasn‘t Bert supposed to sing tonight?
B： Yes， but he backed out at last minute