1、a change of pace 节奏变换
You can’t do these chemistry experiments all day long. You certainly need a change of pace.
2、 a far cry from 相距甚远
The published book is far cry from the early manuscript.
3、 and how 的确
A: She’s a good dancer.
B: and how.
4、 a matter of time 时间问题
It is only a matter of time.
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. Just remember I am a phone call away.
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 teeth look just fine,
B: I see. Then there is nothing to worry about after all.
11、allergic to 对|……过敏
Oh man! Something in this room is making my eyes itch. I must be allergic to something.
12、 at sb’s service 愿为某人服务
I am at your service at any time.
13、around the clock 24小时不停
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