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  End in sth (phrasal verb) – To have something as an ending or as a result.(以……结尾,以……告终)

  Examples:  1.If you drive as recklessly as that, you'll end in hospital.

  2.She only met him in May and they were  married by July. It'll end in tears, you'll see.

  Cut sth off (phrasal verb) - To remove something by  cutting it.(切掉,割去)

  Examples:  1.He cut off a metre of cloth from the roll.

  2.Why did you cut off all your hair?

  Lay the foundations for/of sth (idiom - To produce the basic ideas or structures from which something much larger develops.(奠定……基础)

  Examples: 1 The initial negotiations are seen as  laying the basis for more detailed talks.

  2.He helped to lay the foundations of  English drama.

  See to it that… (idiom) - To make sure that something is done; to take the responsibility to do something. (确保(做好某事))

  Examples: 1.Will you please see to it that the  garbage is taken out in the morning?

  2.I will see to it that everything is ready in  time.

  A laughing stock (idiom) - A person or thing that is  regarded as very foolish or ridiculous.(笑柄)

  Examples:1.I can't cycle around on that old thing! I'll be the laughing stock of the neighbourhood.

  2.The mayor became a laughingstock.

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