@ to make a big song and dance about Sth大驚小怪；小題大做；嘮叨個沒完
@ To throw into the scrap heap (n, 廢金屬堆)and left to rot
@ To build up quite a nice little nest egg.
@ To have the time of my life. 玩的非常快樂
@ to go to the dogs.
@ to go/fly out (of) the window
to stop existing; to disappear completely 化為烏有；消失殆盡 informal
- As soon as the kids arrived, order went out of the window. 孩子們一到，一切就都亂了套。
@ within spitting distance (of something) very close 很近 British
= within shouting distance
@ To keep me young at heart讓我保持年輕的心
@ To be a burden to my children
@ They sold my down the river.
@ to live on a shortstring budget
@ to make my blood boil.
@taboo /tə‘bu/（文化或宗教習俗方面的）禁忌，忌諱，戒律~ (against/on sth)
- a taboo on working on a Sunday 禁止星期日工作的習俗
- to break/violate a taboo 觸犯禁忌
- Death is one of the great taboos in our culture. 在我們的文化中，“死亡”是一大忌。
@ to tread(踩,踏) on thin ice ( about talking situation)
@ be a bit of minefield(地雷區). A lot of potential trouble
@ To make some throw-away comment. 故意漫不經心地念出(臺詞)
@ No sooner had I said it than I regretted it.
@ be mortified 冏 = extreme embarrassed
@ be a faux pas /fo ‘pɑ/失態；失禮；失言
@ be de rigueur /də rɪ‘gɝ/ 合乎禮節；按照習俗；按照時尚
Evening dress is de rigueur at the casino. 按照習俗在賭場要穿晚禮服。
@ be blasé about the danger /blɑ‘ze/ not impressed, excited or worried about something, because you have seen or experienced it many times before （對某事物）不稀罕，認為司空見慣 adjective ~ (about sth)
@ effing and blinding a euphemism for fucking
Much effing and blinding could be heard from the fans when they discovered that their team had lost.
@ To take offence at 對……生氣
@ be blasphemous [blæsfɪməs] 褻瀆的 offence
@ to dumb down sth/ sb 降低水準
The BBC denies that its broadcasting has been dumbed down. 英國廣播公司否認為了使廣播通俗易懂而降低水準。
@ to hit a raw nerve; raw擦傷的 hit/touch a (raw/sensitive) nerve
You touched a raw nerve when you mentioned his first wife. 你談起他的第一個妻子，這就觸到了他的痛處。
@ A slip of tongue; slip(差錯) a slip of the pen/tongue
a small mistake in something that you write or say 筆誤；口誤
@ to put my foot in it (my month) 表示說錯話後悔
@ A no-no =a taboo , faux pas; A thing that is not possible or acceptable
@ To steer clear of = avoid
@ to realize my zip had been open. I was absolutely mortified.
@ you have egg on your chin
It often implies that you have made a serious mistake, but more strictly it indicates that something you have done (or some turn of events) has left you looking embarrassed or foolish:
@ You’re flying at half mast. Mast=旗杆