1、a change of pace 改变步伐;换口胃
You cant do these chemistry experiments all day long. You certainly need a change of pace.
2、a far cry from 相距甚远
The published book is a far cry from the early manuscript.
3、and how 简直
A：Shes a good dancer.
4、a matter of time 时间问题
It is only a matter of time.
5、a phone call away 一个德律风之远,即情愿过来帮手
If you need my help, do let me know. Just remember I am a phone call away.
6、a while back 不久以前
Well, I listened to that CD you lent me a while back.
7、all along 一曲
I knew it all along.
8、anything but 绝对不
I was anything but happy about going.
9、account for 注释
How do you account for it?
10、after all 终究;究竟
A：Ive just seen the X-rays and your teeth look just fine.
B：I see. Then there is nothing to worry about after all.
11、allergic to 对……过敏Oh man! Something in this room is making my eyes itch. I must be allergic to something.
12、at sbs service 愿为或人办事
I am at your service at any time.
13、around the clock 24小时不断
Martha studied around the clock for management exam.
14、as far as I know 就我所知
But as far as I know, he once won the world champion at the Olympic Games.
15、at home with 对……很熟悉
She is at home with problems like this.
16、back out 退出
A：Wasnt Bert supposed to sing tonight?
B：Yes, but he backed out at last minute.
She is cut out for a dancer.
She has been absorbed in a horrorfiction. I cant tear her away.
19、be addicted to 对某事物上瘾
She has been addicted to drugs for years.
20、be attached to 对某事物有豪情
A：Im amazed that you are still driving that old car of yours. I thought you would have gotten rid of it years ago.
B：It runs well and Ive actually been quite attached to it.