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公共英语考试PETS口语必备短语一览

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发表于 2013-9-8 08:57:30 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
2013年下半年全国英语等级考试时间为2013年9月14、15日,开考级别为:一级、二级、三级、四级。
all in the same boat

to be sharing the same difficult circumstances, often

with others who would normally be competitors

EXAMPLE:

When bad weather discouraged tourists from coming to the popular seacoast resort town, the managers of the different hotels in the town knew they were

all in the same boat and decided to work cooperatively with one another.

Armed to the teeth

equipped with everything one needs for action

EXAMPLE:

The worried company president had full financial statements, sales reports, new product ideas, letters of praise from major customers, and proposals for increased growth when he arrived to make his annual report to the hostile board of directors; he was armed to the teeth.

avant garde

Very modern in style; possibly experimental or self-consciously artistic

FRENCH military term “forward guard,” soldiers who lead an attack

EXAMPLE:

The young employees of the New York advertising agency always wore dramatic, avant garde clothing so their clients would think they were modern and knowledgeable about popular trends.

back to square one

An expression used to mean that it is necessary to stop whatever one has done on a new project and to start again completely.

EXAMPLE:

When our experimental design for a new solar automobile failed totally on the first day of testing, our engineering department knew it was back to square one.

bag of tricks

The total skills, knowledge, and often secret abilities that a person has (a traditional reference to a magician’s bag).

EXAMPLE:

To be a successful in today’s competitive business environment, an executive has to use everything in his bag of tricks.
blow off steam

(verb phrase)

to release frustration or anger that has been building up; also to celebrate or do something in a loud or noisy way

EXAMPLE:

After a week of negotiations with the union, the workers decided to have a party and blow off steam.

blue chip

(adj.)

a type of stock highly valuesd for its long record of steady or long term earnings; also a valuable property

EXAMPLE:

The investor bought 100 shares of stock in a blue chip company.

bone of contention

(noun)

a disagreement, dispute, or argument about something; a strong difference of opinion; a conflict

EXAMPLE:

A bone of contention was the division of powers between the national and provincial governments.

brand x

a marketing classification describing a product that doesn't have a highly visible or recognized name like a well-known product or “brand name”

EXAMPLE:

It was decided to buy brand x because it was less expensive.

bread and butter (noun)

the primary or leading means of financial support, existence, or survival

EXAMPLE:

Bicycle manufacturing provides the company's bread and butter.
burn the midnight oil

(verb phrase)

to work hard very late into the night--and as if working only by the light of an oil lamp

EXAMPLE:

"The manager had so much work piling up on her desk she knew she was going to have to burn the midnight oil to finish it."

business is picking up

business is increasing, getting better after a slow sales period as more orders, products, or services are now being sold

EXAMPLE:

"After a year of poor sales, the automobile industry is receiving many orders for its new cars, and all the employees are happy to see that business is picking up."

eam of the crop

the best, very best, or best ever of something--the top choice or pick

MPLE:

"At the art auction, Van Gogh’s paintings were considered to be the cream of the crop and received the highest bids."

cut and dried

in accordance or agreement with a standard formula, exact method, guidelines, or procedure; routine

EXAMPLE:

During the 19th and early 20th century only males performed in the Peking Opera and the ways to become an actor were cut and dried

dog and pony show

a presentation that has no substance and is just a shallow demonstration, entertainment, or "show" usually done by a corporation or business to bring attention to itself or one of its products.

EXAMPLE:

"The new e-commerce company put on a dog and pony show for potential investors."

burn the midnight oil

(verb phrase)

to work hard very late into the night--and as if working only by the light of an oil lamp

EXAMPLE:

"The manager had so much work piling up on her desk she knew she was going to have to burn the midnight oil to finish it."

business is picking up

business is increasing, getting better after a slow sales period as more orders, products, or services are now being sold

EXAMPLE:

"After a year of poor sales, the automobile industry is receiving many orders for its new cars, and all the employees are happy to see that business is picking up."

eam of the crop

the best, very best, or best ever of something--the top choice or pick

MPLE:

"At the art auction, Van Gogh’s paintings were considered to be the cream of the crop and received the highest bids."

cut and dried

in accordance or agreement with a standard formula, exact method, guidelines, or procedure; routine

EXAMPLE:

During the 19th and early 20th century only males performed in the Peking Opera and the ways to become an actor were cut and dried

dog and pony show

a presentation that has no substance and is just a shallow demonstration, entertainment, or "show" usually done by a corporation or business to bring attention to itself or one of its products.

EXAMPLE:

"The new e-commerce company put on a dog and pony show for potential investors."

door-to-door selling

a method of presenting and selling products or services in which a salesperson goes to the residences or homes of potential buyers, knocking on their doors to solicit business

EXAMPLE:

"Many homeowners dislike door-to-door selling and consider it to be disturbing to their privacy."

feasibility test

(noun)

a procedure or basis for evaluation or assessment to see if something is capable of being accomplished or brought about, or is possible

EXAMPLE:

"A business will often do a feasibility test on a product before spending money to market it to consumers."

feel the pinch

a financially difficult, tight, strained, or squeezed circumstance or situation

EXAMPLE:

"Experiencing little demand for its products, the company began to feel the pinch."

file thirteen

any container to discard or throw away unwanted paperwork; in an office setting a container for rubbish; the wastebasket

EXAMPLE:

"The salesperson crumpled the cancelled order and tossed it into file thirteen."

fat cat

a wealthy and privileged person

EXAMPLE:

"More than one fat cat has been seen visiting the offices of political candidates."

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发表于 2015-11-6 19:02:52 | 显示全部楼层
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发表于 2015-11-17 16:00:11 | 显示全部楼层
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发表于 2016-6-27 20:38:23 | 显示全部楼层
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