1. clock in 打卡
Don’t forget to clock in, otherwise you won’t get paid.
2. come on to 对…轻薄；吃豆腐
Tanya slapped Bill after he came on to her.
Tanya 在 Bill 对她轻薄之后打了他一巴掌。
3. come easily 易如反掌
Languages come easily to some people.
4. don’t have a cow 别大惊小怪
Don’t have a cow! I’ll pay for the damages.
5. push around 欺骗
Don’t try to push me around!
6. keep one’s shirt on 保持冷静
Keep your shirt on. He didn’t mean to offend you. That’s just the way he talks.
7. cool it 冷静一点
Cool it. You are making me mad.
8. joy ride 兜风
Let’s go for a joy ride.
9. rap 说唱乐
Do you like rap music? I have trouble understanding the words.
10. red-letter day 大日子
This is a red-letter day for Susan. She made her first sale to a very important client.
今天是 Susan 的大日子。她和一个非常重要的客户做成了第一笔生意。
11. go up in smoke 成为泡影
Peter’s vacation plans went up in smoke when a crisis arose in the office.
12. hit the road 上路
We should probably hit the road. It’s going to take us two hours to get home.
13. shape up 表现良好，乖
You’d better shape up if you want to stay on.
14. scare the *** out of someone 吓死某人了
Don’t sneak up behind me like that. You scared the *** out of me.
15. pull strings 运用关系（源于“拉木偶的线”）
He pulled some strings and managed to get us front row seats for the concert.
16. come again 再说一遍
Come again? I didn’t quite understand what you said.
17. come clean 全盘托出，招供
The criminal decided to come clean.
18. spring for 请客
Let me spring for dinner.
19. spill the beans 泄漏秘密
Don’t spill the beans. It’s supposed to be a secret.
20. stick in the mud 保守的人
Cathy is such a stick in the mud. She never wants to try anything new.
21. john 厕所
I have to go to the john. Wait for me in the car.
22. keep in line 管束
He needs to be kept in line. He’s too wild.
23. jump the gun 草率行事
Don’t jump the gun. We have to be patient for a while.
24. jump to conclusion 妄下结论
Don’t jump to conclusion. We have to figure it out first.
25. lemon 次
This car is a real lemon. It has broken down four times.
26. fishy 可疑的
His story sounds fishy. We should see if it’s really true.
27. flip out 乐死了
Chris flipped out when I told him that we won the game.
28. fix someone up 撮合某人
I think Xixi and Macaulay would make a perfect couple. Let’s fix them up.
我想 Xixi 和 Macaulay 会是理想的一对，我们来撮合他们吧。
29. take a shine to 有好感
He really likes you. There are very few people he takes a shine to right away.
30. third wheel 累赘，电灯泡
You two go on ahead. I don’t want to be a third wheel.
31. ripoff 骗人的东西
What a ripoff! The new car I bought doesn’t work!
32. rock the boat 找麻烦
Don’t rock the boat! Things are fine just the way they are.
33. blow it 搞砸了，弄坏了
I blew it on that last exam.
34. in hot water 有麻烦
He is in hot water with his girlfriend recently.
35. put one’s foot in one’s mouth 祸从口出
Wally is always saying such stupid thing. He has a real talent for putting his foot in his mouth.
36. flop （表演、电影等）不卖座，失败
The movie was a flop. Nobody went to see it.
37. drop in/by/over 随时造访
Feel free to drop in anytime. I’m usually home and I’d love the company.
38. drop a line 写信
Drop me a line!
39. a bad hair day 不顺利的一天
A: What’s the matter Sam? You look upset.
B: Oh, it’s nothing. I’m just having a bad hair day — everything’s going wrong.
40. pull someone’s leg 开某人的玩笑
A: I met David Beckham in a pub last night and he bought me a drink.
B: Are you pulling my leg?
41. let the cat out of the bag 泄漏秘密
We planned to give her a surprise party, but he let the cat out of the bag.
42. white elephant 购买或保存起来十分昂贵却无实际用处的东西
The fountain is a white elephant.
43. get out of bed on the wrong side 心情不佳
The Prime Minister must have got out of bed on the wrong side this morning.
44. losing the plot 疯了
I was waking up in the middle of the night, not knowing who I was or where I was. I really thought I was losing the plot.