hang in there
1. At first,I didn’t want to finsh the book because it was too long,but I hung in there and read it to the end.
2. The hours of training everyday made the athlete want to quit,but he hung in there and won the competition.
hang by a thread
1. Your job is hanging by a thread right now. I think your boss wants to fire you.
2. Peace is hanging by a thread in Iraq.
1. Karer is not very good at managing her time.I don’t think she can handle two jobs.
had it with
1. The trains are always running ate.I’ve absolutely had it with them！
2. I’ve had it with all this traffic.It’s impossible to get across town these days.
非常棒的主意或想法。It is another way of saying “a very good idea"。
1. I have a hot idea- why don’t we pack a lunch and go to the beach today? Won’t that be fun!
2. That idea you came up with for the new campaign is really hot. I think the public will respond very well.
1. His apartment is cold and bare and not very homely.
2. I like that restaurant because it has a homely feel.
1. Being a farmer is a hard life. You have to work all day and all night.
2. She has a hard life. She supports her whole family and goes to school at night.
It's up to you.
由你来决定，你说了算。It’s your decision
1. You can study English or Spanish，it’s up to you.
2. You can have any sweater you want. It’s up to you.The color’s up to you.
it'll cost …
1. It’ll cost you to have your car fixed.
I don’t know how Duran is gonna afford a vacation in Europe.it’ll cost him.
If you are itching to do something，it means that you are eager or impatient to do it.非常急切，非常盼望，迫不急待做某事。”itching”是形容词。
1. Oh, man, I’m itching to get off work. I have a hot date tonight.
It doesn't count.
1. The first two exams do not count toward your final score for the class.
2. My opinion never counts because I’m the youngest in my family.
1. The design of the new opera house is ingenious.
2. She’s had some ingenious ideas for saving money.
时尚的、时髦的。It is fashionable
1. Long skirts are in vogue nowadays.
2. Korean dramas are in vogue.
in good faith
1. That company didn’t act in good faith, they cheated us.
1. I haven’t written a speech for tonight so I’ll just have to improvise.
2. If you don’t know the answer just improvising.
. Your cat is simply impossible. He always runs around scratching things and does not listen to me.
2. This science course is impossible！I will never get an A.
1. I couldn’t get into the club last night because I forgot my I.D.. The bouncer thought I was underage.
2. You need to show your I.D. when you borrow a book from the library.
I get it.
1. Ha！Ha！I get it.That’s a funny joke.
2. This math problem is so hard！I don’t get it.
I didn't catch it.
1. A：What did the weather report？
B：I didn’t catch it.
2. A：What was her name again？
B：I didn’t catch it when she was introduced.
I blew it.
1. I really wanted to go to law school, but I blew the exams. I can’t get in right now.
2. I really blew the chances with Marilyn when I told her she looked fat in the dress she was wearing.
jump out of sb's skin
1. I was jumping out of my skin worrying about my exam results.
2. That ghost movie had me jumping out of my skin.
扫把星，可以泛指一切能够带来坏运气的东西。Something that brings bad luck.
1. I think this watch is a jinx to me. Every time I wear it，something bad happens.
2. Some people think the Year of Goat is a jinx.
1. That guy is such jerks. He told me I was fat.
2. My boss is a jerks，he always make us work late every night and doesn’t pay us for it.
knock sth together
1. This restaurant seems like it was just knocked together yesterday. The paint is still wet！
2. Tonight’s dinner was no trouble. I knocked it together in 30 minutes.
Knock it off.
1. Your music is too loud. I can’t hear myself think. Knock it off.
keep sth between us
1. I’ll tell you what happened，but you have to keep it between us，ok？
2. What we learn in this room must be kept only between us.
keep someone in line
让某人老实点，不要惹事,规规矩矩的。反义词是：get out of line.
1. Don’t get out of line at dinner or you will be punished.
2. It’s difficult to keep a group of young children in line.
keep on top of sth
1. Studying isn’t hard if you keep on top of it.
2. I go to the bank twice a month to keep on top of my finances.
keep at it
1. I know training is very hard, but you keep at it and you will be rewarded.
2. They were losing the game but they kept at it and came back to win in the end.
keep an eye on sth
1. I’ll keep an eye on the stove while you answer the phone.
2. I like to keep an eye on the stock market.
lose one's head
1. After hours of barking I lost my head and put the dog out of the house.
lose one's appetite
1. I think drinking too much beer this evening has made me lose my appetite.
2. Watching this horror movie on TV has made me lose my appetite.
1. Brian was really nervous at the beginning of his job interview but he loosened up when the boss started talking about basketball.
2. Loosen up！Monica really likes you so you have nothing to worry about.
1. I think my boss has a screw loose. He called me into his office but when I got there he sent me back to my desk！
2. A：Let’s call Professor Porters about this math problem.
B：Do you have a screw loose？It’s after midnight！