1. a change of pace 节奏变换
例句：You can't do these chemistry experiments all day long. You certainlyneed a change of pace.
2. a far cry from 相距甚远
例句：The published book is far cry from the early Manu.
3. and how 的确
例句：A: She's a good dancer.
B: and how.
4. a matter of time 时间问题
例句：It is only a matter of time.
5. a phone call away 一个电话之远，愿意过来帮忙。
例句：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
7. all along 一直
例句：I knew it all along.
8. anything but 绝对不
例句：I was anything but happy about going.
9. account for 解释
例句：How do you account for it?
10. after all 到底
例句：A: I've just seen the X-rays and your teeth look just fine,
B: I see. Then there isnothing to worry about after all.
11. allergic to 对……过敏
例句：Oh man! Something in this room is making my eyes itch. I must beallergic to something.
12. at sb's service 愿为某人服务
例句：I am at your service at any time.
13. around the clock 24小时不停
例句：Martha studied around the clock for management exam.
14. as far as I know 就我所知
15. at home with 对……很熟悉
例句：She is at home with problems like this.
16. back out
例句：A: Wasn't Bert supposed to sing tonight?
B:Yes, but he backed out at last minute
例句：She finally backed out of her promise.
17. be cut out for 天生适合
例句：I'm not cut out to be a hero.
18. be absorbed in
例句：She has been absorbed in a horror fiction. I can't tear her away.
19. be addicted to 对……上瘾
例句：She has been addicted to drugs for years.
20. be attached to 对……有感情
例句：A: I'm amazed that you are still driving that old car of yours. Ithought you would have gottenrid of it years ago.
B: It runs well and I'veactually been quite attached to it.