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1

Unearthed new

evidence

2

Great if you two are 

an item

3

I break out in a cold sweat

become extremely worries

4

cold

sore

5

Everyone toes the line when 

doing business

6

The lorry contained thousands of pounds worth

of contraband

7

You would have to turn on the 

charm to talk her round

8

When conditions are

ripe

9

Scald heated oil 

over the fish

10

have the hots

for sb

11

Kiss and 

make up

12

Busy body

愛管閒事的人

13

for heaven's

sake

14

spill sth out

爆出來

15

shady

dealings

16

sly old 

fox

17

Drown your sorrow

喝悶酒

18

see you in 

a bit

19

loosen up

放鬆點

20

fix the problem in 

no time

21

The light bulb 

moment

22

leave her mother deeply 

distraught

23

talent

pool

24

bereavement 

money

25

covet her 

beauty/ power

26

I must be jinxed - whenever I wash a wine glass, 

it breaks

27

answer to my

conscience

28

earn by hook or 

by crook

29

she is such a 

shrew

30

Don't rock 

the boat

31

God's mill grinds slow but sure

天網灰灰, 疏而不漏

32

I am wrecked by 

self-guilt

33

The thief tried to make a bolt for

the exit/ door

34

Do time

服刑

35

It wouldn't have 

blown

36

What

nerve!

37

Be back to 

square one

38

Eschew the pomp that surrounded his predecessors and seeking contact with

the ordinary people

39

He travelled far and 

wide

40

champion

peace

41

denounce human right

abuses

42

deplored the decadence of 

the modern world

43

appear before million-strong 

crowds speaking powerfully for human rights

44

the steady thaw of

the Soviet glacier that lay over central and Eastern Europe

45

at the behest 

of

46

Diamond-studded

crown

47

A drawn-out

fight

48

a botch scheme to 

claim...

49

Scantily clad

women

50

The animal has to be put

down

51

Bow to pressure 

from developers

52

He peed

his pants

53

Nesting 

doll

54

A botched 

date

55

You have a soft spot for

that girl

56

pep 

talk

57

if memory

serves

58

Knuckle

bump!

59

I was gored by 

a bull

60

They are coming up

short

61

Startling

discovery

62

Their phenomenal size means they are off

the menu of the predators

63

He was stricken with grief

since her death

64

A poverty-stricken

country

65

The submarine

submerged

66

She is a

bridezilla now

67

The teacher read the 

Riot Act to the students

68

There is an ominous

silence

69

What a remarkable rally 

from both players

70

Throw the baby out

with the bathwater

71

I felt down

in the dumps

72

He is working at full/ half

throttle

73

Back then

當年

74

My wish went up 

in smoke

75

A management 

buyout

76

I will walk you 

out

77

Get it off 

my chest

78

We are going down 

different paths

79

Take the 

anti-depressant

80

He won't amount to 

anything

81

Tell me flat out

what you think

82

They work flat out to get the job

finished

83

I will go in to seclusion

until the violence ends

84

To vote as 

a block

85

His early training stood him in 

good stead

86

To help after graduation

and beyond

87

Let your ideas flourish and 

dreams take flight

88

Lawmakers from all shades of 

the political spectrum

89

A source familiar with

the arrangement said

90

They have steadfastly ignored the elephant in the room:

the ever-growing debt burden on graduates

91

They are forced to confront 

the elephant in the room

92

They would not broach the topic

in private

93

Urge the two sides

to forgo differences

94

Glutinous 

rice

95

She brought with her a young man

with finely chiseled features

96

Poems are 

highly-wrought

97

a rambling 

six-hour speech

98

By any standard, 

it is big

99

a flag-draped 

coffin

100

At all times I will be strong in purpose, steadfast in will, resolute in action

Gordon Brown

101

I am tough in crimes and tough on the causes of crimes

Tony Blair

102

Recessive 

gene

103

find a needle in a

haystack

104

It would be very difficult if you 

went in blind

105

All were in 

awe

106

The minister insisted that agreement was

in sight

107

The intrepid

mountaineers

108

It is a treasured memento

of the visit

109

It is the 

driving force

110

She is determined to spread the word

that the environment was in strife

111

But in the end, 

the plan didn't eventuate

112

The council subjects her to 

"interrogative style" questioning

113

She began to fear that her plans would 

come to naught

114

Her dream was well on the way 

to becoming realty

115

Her dedication to the task is 

spurred by the fear that

116

Carrie Lam in bid to rally

support

117

Begin a hunger strike tomorrow

in protest

118

The minister was nowhere 

to be seen

119

They don't have enough votes

to pass the motion

120

The company ramped up

production

121

The other day I 

was...

122

For good 

forever

123

No-frill ads/product

no flamboyance

124

Your behaviour today has been 

beyond/ above reproach

125

The organizer is forging ahead

witha programme of the public event

126

Apply a 

dressing (medical)

127

The Holy Grail

something that is extremely hard to find or get

128

It is career 

limiting

129

The commuter train veered off 

track at the height of rush hour

130

He was electrocuted 

when he touch the bare wires

131

Double 

Dutch

132

I am not even breaking 

a sweat

133

I am a 

natural!

134

On the house

at the expense of the establishment

135

Duck and 

cover!

136

"Can I try out your new bicycle?"

"Be my guest"

137

Chuck sth 

out/ away

138

The world has seen nothing like them before, 

or since

139

The lethal concoction of 

venom

140

How to keep the yolk 

running

141

Custard

pie

142

The Fed is ready to gear down on 

the stimulus to the market

143

Analysts and oracle abound, 

I am quite bullish on the Asia market

144

It is just a load 

of claptrap

145

The protestors

dispersed

146

Racial 

profiling

147

He has been plagued with 

injuries

148

Avoid the 

wrecking ball

149

Sudden spark

of genius

150

Tantalizing

long leg

151

Blunt-

talking

152

Steel-rod

Bruce

153

Curvy 

figure

154

Stag night vs

hen night

155

Effeminate

sissy

156

Women's tongue are like lamb's tails

- they are never still

157

Playboy/ womanizer/ ladies' man/ women killer vs

slut/ whore

158

After hours of fierce negotiation, 

he gained/got/had the upper hand

159

It is music to 

my ears

160

Six years ago she went cold turkey (=stopped completely)

on a three-pack-a-day smoking habit

161

We staunchly

opposed to...

162

Never before 

have we...

163

One swallow doesn't make 

a summer

164

As a racing driver, he was involved in many serious clashes and had 

cheated death on several occasions

165

An inside

scoop

166

Old 

goat

167

I have been racking my 

brains all day

168

In an apparent

bid to

169

inexorable

price rises

170

Emoticons

A

171

make 

a fuss

172

sugar-coated 

words

173

a person of

discernment

174

The trade-based

seats

175

The play has incurred the wrath/ anger

of both audiences and critics

176

Be in the 

law

177

a lone

wolf

178

Don't think you can 

outtalk me

179

She gave me a dressing-down

for getting there late

180

Hunch your

torso

181

Clock off

early

182

Fall under the 

spell of

183

He runs 

the show

184

Catch you

off guard

185

off-

putting

186

Lick the 

boots of

187

Pour to 

us!

188

I like people 

of principle

189

boarder

租客

190

The tables are 

turned

191

Walk on 

all fours

192

on a substantial

scale

193

Her parents eventually relented

and let her go to parties

194

A long-winded

speech

195

I root for you

 I support you

196

I don't impose 

on you then

197

His story is full of twists and 

turns 

198

Take pity 

on sb