1.poker face 面无表情的人
I never know whether my boss likes my work or not -- he is a real poker face!
2.The shoe is on the other foot. 形势已经完全不同
Back in school we made fun of Jones because we thought he spent too much time studying instead of having fun. Now the shoe is on the other foot -- he's made lots of money and the rest of us are just barely making enough to feed our families。
3.to pay through the nose 高价
Life is funny. When the famous dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh was alive, nobody wanted to buy his pictures. But now rich people will pay through the nose for one, sometimes more than five million dollars。
4.to keep an ear to the ground 保持高度警觉
I try to keep an ear to the ground and what I hear these days is that most people think we spend too much money on building roads and not enough on our schools。
5.Up to one's ears 深深卷入
The mayor says he didn't know people on his staff were taking bribes. But my guess is he's up to his ears in it."
6.Sweeten the pot 增加有利条件
Miss Smith didn't want the job until the company sweentened the pot by offering her a higher salary and the use of a company car。
7.To fly off the handle 激怒
My wife spent all afternoon yesterday cooking a special dinner for our wedding anniversary. So she really flew off the handle when I came home three hours late。
8.To bark up the wrong tree 找错门了
Hey man, if you think I was the guy who robbed that bank today, you're barking up the wrong tree! I was nowhere near the place."
9.Right on the beam 做的对
Your school report is right on the beam: you followed directions exactly and got all the facts down in the right order。
10.To keep one's shirt on 要有耐心，别发火
Honey, keep your shirt on, please! I'm sorry, but the boss made me work late at the office。