一石二鸟Kill two birds with one stone
To complete two tasks together, with less effort than doing them separately
Example: Since I’d gone to the store to buy some bread, I thought of killing two birds with one stone and invited Mr. Biggs to the party.
情绪极差Be in a black mood
To be so negative about everything that it is impossible for anyone to reason with him/her
Example: My father has been in a black mood for days, we dare not say anything to him.
New people brought into an organization to introduce different and original ideas
Example: It was decided to bring new blood into the school by employing teachers with the latest training.
Feeling sad or depressed
Example: She’s feeling blue, because the man she loves is far away.
弄清真相Get to the bottom of something
To find out the truth about something
Example: I’m trying to get to the bottom of why David left without saying goodbye.
轻松的事A piece of cake
Something which is very easy to do
Example: Here…let me put the batteries in for you. It’s a piece of cake.
拜访Pay a call
Example: As we’re in this neighborhood, we might as well pay the Jacksons a call, we haven’t seen them for ages.
Unexpectedly; with no prior planning
Example: By chance, I bumped into my wife in the shopping mall.
夜以继日的Round the clock
To do something continuously, without a break or pause
Example: The ambulance services worked round the clock hauling people trapped in the building to safety.
保持冷静Keep one’s cool
To stay calm in a difficult situation
Example: If the traffic is jamed, the only thing to do is keep your cool, or get out of the car and walk.
处于困境In a tight corner
In an extremely difficult situation
Example: Whenever I get into a tight corner, I try to rely on quick thinking to get out of it.
将要发生的事情Be in the air
The feeling or idea that something new is about to happen or is going to change
Example: From the arguments going on at the meeting, it seems that a change in policy is in the air.
极其昂贵Cost an arm and a leg
To be very expensive
Example: I love that fur coat. However, I don’t think I’m going to buy it because it costs an arm and a leg.
看起来或听起来十分熟悉Ring a bell
To look, sound or seem familiar
Example: That face rings a bell, where have I seen him before?