1 a change of pace 节奏变换
As long as you don't completely take over, the interviewer will enjoy and remember your conversation as a nice change of pace.
2 a far cry from 相距甚远
The service was just in eight cities then a far cry from the 300 cities it is in now.
3 and how 的确
A: She’s a good dancer.
B: and how.
4 a matter of time 时间问题
It would be only a matter of time before he went through with it.
5 a phone call away 一个电话之远，愿意过来帮忙
If you need my help, do let me know. Justremember I am a phone callaway.
6 a while back 不久以前
7 all along 一直
I knew it all along.
8 anything but 绝对不
I was anything but happy about going.
9 account for 解释
How do you account for it?
10 after all 到底
A: I’ve just seen the X-rays and your teethlook just fine,
B: I see. Then there is nothing to worry aboutafter all.
11 allergic to ……过敏
Her live-in boyfriend loves their two cats but is allergic to them, so he gets weekly allergy shots.
12 at sb’s service 愿为某人服务
i am at your service!