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 1. Earn an honest penny:
make money honestly.以正当手段赚钱
  Example: Though once a prisoner, Tom is now earning an honest penny by being a regular truck-driver.

  2. Earn one's living:
gain money by working.赚钱过生活
  Example: Some uneducated and unskilled people earn their living by doing manual work.

  3. Ears burn:
feel embarrassed at hearing people talk about you.耳朵发烧(指遭人说坏话而难堪)
  Example: Jessie overheard people commenting badly on her and this made her ears burn.

  4. Ease off/up
(on someone/something):
become less strong, less severe.减轻、缓和

  Examples:
  (1). The toothache has eased off .
  (2). It looks as if the rain is beginning to ease off.
  (3). Tell them to ease up and not to work so hard.
  (4). Please ease off on the workers; they are getting tired.

  5. Facts and figures:
precise information.精确的资料
  Example: In the report, please include all the facts and figures as long as they are true and reliable.

  6. Fade away/out:
(i) become fainter.散开
  Example: The music in the hall faded away after a while.
(ii)leave quietly.慢慢消失
  Example: She was so nasty that the interviewers faded her out and sent
for someone else.

  7. Faint heart never won fair lady:
a timid or discouraged person won't get the best of anything in life.怯懦的
人永远博不到美人欢心
  Example: Try again! Faint heart never won fair lady, or anything worth
having.

  8. Gain access to a place:
enter a place.进入某处
  Example: You can gain access to the house through this gate.

  9. Gain/obtain currency:
become widely known or very common; be believed or accepted.传开
  Example: Reports concerning bad government affairs often gain currency
in foreign press.

  10. Handsome is as handsome does:
a good heart is more important than good looks.行为美才是真美
  Example: He looks ugly, but he treats all very well. Handsome is as
handsome does.

  11. Handy for something:
near something; something is easily reached.离……很近(非常方便)
  Example: My apartment is in a convenient location handy for shops and
other amenities.

  12. In a daze:
in a confused condition.处于茫然状态
  Example: After the natural calamity, those who survived were in a daze.

  13. In a dream:
in a state of mind in which one doesn't pay attention to the real world.生活在梦幻中
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