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2013年公共英语(PETS4)口语短语汇总

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  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.

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