1，a change of pace 節奏變換
You can’t do these chemistry experiments all day long. Youcertainly 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.
16, back out
A: Wasn’t Bert supposed to sing tonight?
B: Yes, but he backed out at last minute
She finally backed out of her promise.
17, be cut out for 天生適合
I’m not cut out to be a hero.
18, be absorbed in
She has been absorbed in a horror fiction. I can’t tear her away.
19, be addicted to 對……上癮
She has been addicted to drugs for years.
20，be attached to 對……有感情
A: I’m amazed that you are still driving that old car of yours. I thought you would have
gotten rid of it years ago.
B: It runs well and I’ve actually been quite attached to it.
21, back up
The subway is running behind schedule, and traffic is backed up for blocks. I don’t know if we’llmake the 6:30 show.
I’ll back it up.
22, be bound for 到……地方
The bus is bound for New England.
23, be (feel) myself 找到自我
I’m feeling myself again.
24, be burned up 生氣
She was really burned up at the news.
25, be hard up for
I’m hard up for clothes, but I have a lot of books.