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raise the hackles of
令人不快或厭煩
hammer (or hit) home
最能說明; 極具說服力
hammer out
幾經研討爭論而做成 (結論)
force one's hand
迫人在時機未至時做某事;
強人所難, 致令進退失據
get out of hand
失去控制; 不加思索; 立即
go hand in hand
齊頭並進; 相輔相成
reject ... out of hand
未經考慮立刻拒絕
tip one's hand
無意間透露
play into the hands of
給予人可乘之機
get one's hands on
置....於自己掌握
wring one's hands
乾著急; 一筹莫展
hand-pick
親自挑選
handful for
足夠...應付; 對...頗費手腳
get the (or have a) handle on
掌握; 控制; 瞭解
(hand) writing on the wall
(尤其不祥的)預兆
hang by a thread
千鈞一髪; 岌岌可危
hang in the balance
吉凶未卜; 成敗未定
get the hang of
熟習
hard and heavy
猛烈
play hardball
表示強硬作風; 採強硬手段
stay out of harm's way
避開危險
has-been
過時的人或物
hat in hand
卑躬屈膝; 低聲下氣
bury the hatchet
化干戈為玉帛; 停戰修好
take out hatred on
洩憤
have a hand in
參與
have at one's feet
任意支配或處理
have one's head
如願以償
haves and have-nots
富者與貧者
play havoc with
造成極度混亂
make hay
獲得好處; 從中取利
hand off
防止
head south
落價; 下降
head start
在競賽, 追趕或競爭開始時就佔優勢
head to head
短兵相接; 直接衝突
make headway
有進展
at the heart of
在...核心
go to the heart of
正是某事的真諦或本質
hearts and minds
思想與情感
take heart
別氣餒
a heartbeat away
近在咫尺
take heat from
受責怪, 批評
in a dead heat
不分勝負 (高下)
turn up heat
施壓
on the heels of
緊隨某人或某事之後
to hell and back
披荊斬棘; 千辛萬苦
all hell breaks loose
鬧得天翻地覆
put through hell
大大折磨
at the helm
主持
high and dry
處於困境
bring high drama to
帶來緊張或高潮
high ground
正義的立場; 道德優勢
get on one's high horse
唱高調
declare high noon
宣布危機
to the hilt
達到極限; 全力以赴
hit below the belt
傷人不擇手段
hit it off
相處投機; 一拍即合
hit the ground running
極為迅速地開始; 即刻表現
come (go) off without a hitch
順利完成; 不生差錯
last-minute hitches
最後時刻突然發生的變故 (以致不能繼續進行)
in hock
負債
hold level
保持現狀 (不增不減)
put a hold on
擱置
hold one's own
穩住陣腳; 保持優勢或強勢
hold sway
控制; 佔優勢
take hold
持續; 穩住; 成為定局
hold the line
穩住陣腳
hold up
正確; 經得起(考驗); 站得住
punch holes
挑毛病; 批評
be holed up
藏身於窄狹處所
hit a home run
大為成功
face the hook
可能會被炒魷魚 (解雇)
hook, line and sinker
全部
on one's own hook
獨自; 出於自主
pin hope on
寄望於
on the horizon
遙遙在望; 渺無蹤影
over the horizon
(為期)不遠; 不久; 剛好非目力所及
hot breath down one's neck
過分監督或壓力
hot seat
易惹麻煩上身的職位
hot under the collar
易怒; 脾氣暴躁
sell like hotcakes
極為暢銷; 搶手
hue and cry
譁然; 吵鬧; 大聲抗議
last hurrah
最後一次歡樂 (好景不常)
hurt for
缺少 (通常指錢)
on the hustings
在競選台上
hustle through
敷衍了事
ice out
逼走; 使無法競爭
if that
也許還未必那樣; 甚至更少
in for
一定會遇到 (某種情況)
every inch a
十足的; 不折不扣的
incumbent upon
責任在於
get some ink
見報
force the issue
硬幹; 硬來
make an issue of
不同意; 公開反對; 追究
take issue with
質問; 提出異議
in a jam
遭遇困難
jaw to drop
啞然一驚; 瞠目結舌; 目瞪口呆
jet lag
乘飛機長途旅行因時差所引起的不適
jibe with
符合
juicy stuff
精采部分
(往往含意不雅, 或略帶成人意味)
jump off the bookshelves
(書籍)大為暢銷
jump (or get) on the bandwagon
附和大眾; 站在贏家一邊
jump out at
引起特別注意
jump out of one's skin
嚇得魂不附體
jump ship
跳槽; 辭職
jump - start
起死回生; 挽救頹勢
The jury is still out
尚無定論
earn one's keep
謀生
keep...on the high road
用最直接和正當的方法
keep up with
趕得上; 來得及
for keeps
永遠
kick in
開始
kick off
開始 (足球用語)
get a kick out of
從....得到樂趣
kick the habit
戒除嗜好
kick the weed
戒菸
kill for
(為達目的) 不擇手段
make a killing
大有斬獲
in kind
以同樣方式 (回報或回敬)
Lady Luck smiles on someone
某人鴻運當頭
on the lam
(由指因畏罪) 在逃亡中
lap up
衷心歡迎
lash out at
口頭攻擊; 大罵
on one's last dollar
捉襟見肘
on one's last legs
即將死亡; 不支; 倒下; 來日不多
last straw
煩惱或麻煩的最後一樁;
超過忍受限度的事或物;
再也無法...
laundry list
清單; 一長串; 為數頗多; 一羅筐
rest on one's laurels
但求守成; 不再進取
lead on
鼓勵(某人)繼續; 引誘
on the leading edge of
在最前鋒
in the same league
可以相提並論; 同等優異; 可以媲美
a new lease on life
生機; 起死回生
put ... on leave
停職留薪
leave for greener pastures
另謀高就
come out of left field
做令人感到意外之事
have a leg up
佔優勢
legal pavane
在法理上咬文嚼字
go to great lengths
十分賣力
go to odd lengths
多此一舉; 過分
let (someone) in on (something)
向(某人) 透露(消息或秘密)
let air out of the sails
令人洩氣; 澆人冷水
have leverage on
足以影響
for the life of one
的確地; 真正的
lift every boat
使人人受惠; 普渡眾生
(潮水使每隻船都浮起來)
come to light
曝光
see the light
醒悟
in (the) light of
基於; 依照
shed (or cast) light on
說明; 使明瞭
go out on a limb
處境危險
in limbo
被忽略; 無人過問
off limits
不得進入
cross the line
逾越本分
on the line
處境危險; 不顧危險
out of line
離譜; 不合常情
line one's pockets
中飽私囊
line up (such as a job)
找到 (譬如工作)
in line with
與...相符
lion's share
最大部分
Read my lips
看我的嘴唇; 仔細聽我說
(我可不是開玩笑)
live up to
履行
live with
忍受
lock horns
相持不下
have a lock on
據為己有; 他人莫入
log in with
納入紀錄; 登賬; 報賬
at loggerheads
爭執; 意見完全不一致
the long and short of it
要點
long on...and short on...
在某方面有餘, 在另一方面不足;
在....有餘, 在...不足;
look over someone's shoulder
督導; 注意
look the other way
不予理會; 佯作未見
on the lookout
留心; 注意
knocked for a loop
受重挫
on the loose
在外逍遙
tie up loose ends
處裡細節
lose ground
退步
be lost on
未被瞭解
take one's lumps
受挫; (被迫)讓步
out to lunch
與現實脫節
have it made
幸運
make a monkey out of someone
出某人的醜 (洋相)
make back
從投資獲利
make do
勉強應付
make for
傾向; 往往會導致
make good on
兌現; 履行
make it
成功; 撐得住;
安然度過創傷, 疾病, 或災難
make it to
成功到達 (目的地)
make off with
竊走
make one's mark
成功; 成名
make or break
成敗在此一舉; 極端重要
of one's own making
咎由自取
put on the map
使出名
map out
研擬
steal a march
佔先而不被查覺; 偷搶一碼;
在...搶先
march off the cliff
赴湯蹈火; 不惜粉身碎骨
off the mark
錯; 謬誤
take one's medicine
甘心受苦; 臥薪嘗膽
on the mend
改進中
at the mercy of
完全在...掌握
Mexican standoff
不分勝負
go the extra mile
格外盡力; 任勞任怨
of no mind
無意
moment of truth
重要關鍵; 關鍵時刻
Money burns a hole in one's pocket.
荷包燒個洞; 有錢就非花不可
mother of all
一切....之母
put into...motion
開始實施; 正採初步措施
throw mud at
毀謗; 抹黑
make a muddle of
攪亂; 使...混亂
face the music
面對尷尬局面或後果