Words and Usage

2013-03-12 04:25:02  来源:大公报

    Show up (phrasal verb) - To arrive; to appear.(出席,到达)

    Examples:1.What puzzles me is why they didn't show up.

    2.The band showed up an hour late.

    Lineup (noun) - A group of people who are going to perform at an event.(阵容,排列)

    Examples:1.This basketball team has a well-balanced lineup.

    2.The TV networks all had different lineups for the new season.

    But for sb/sth (idiom) - If it were not for someone or something; except for.(若非,要不是,除了)

    Examples:1.But for the rain we should have had a pleasant journey.

    2.But for the children, Mrs. Smith would have left her

    husband years ago.

    Haze (noun) Atmospheric moisture, dust, smoke, and vapor that diminishes visibility.(阴霾)

    Examples:1.Beijing's heavily polluted haze turned murkier evokingstrong public criticism.

    2.I saw her through a haze of cigarette smoke.

    Speak one's mind (idiom) - To say frankly what one thinks.(直言不讳)

    Examples:1.Please let me speak my mind, and then you can do whatever you wish.

    2.She's not afraid to speak her mind, even if it upsetspeople.

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