1.a change of pace节奏变换
You can't do these chemistryexperiments all day long.You certainly need a change of pace.
2.a far cry from相距甚远
The published book is far cry from the early manusc ript.
A:She's a good dancer.
4.a matter of time时间问题
lt is only a matter of time.
5.a phone call away一个电话之远、愿意过来帮忙
lf you need my help,do let me know.Just rememberI am a phone call away.
6.a while back不久以前
l knew it all along.
l was anything but happy about going.
How do you account for it?
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.
Oh man!Something in this room is making my eyes itch.I must be allergicto somethin g.
12.at sb's service愿为某人服务
l am at your service at any time.
13.around the clock 24小时不停
Martha studied around the clock for management exam.
14.as far as丨know就我所知
15.at home with对….很熟悉
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天生适合
I'm not cut out to be a hero.