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1

Down

payment

2

Put sth.

in order

3

Put sth.

at risk

4

Thousands of people besiege

the branches

5

wrap up

conclude

6

stripping out

this windfall

7

A public 

outcry

8

Call it off at 

the last minutes

9

Flat-for-flat 

compensation

10

Judge slams sb. 

as dishonest

11

Dodge legal

bill

12

Forge a 

will purporting...

13

His audacity to perpetuate

a deception

14

It is noteworthy

that

15

Profit was 

hit by

16

Lifer

終生從事某種職業的人

17

indecision/ wavering

優柔寡斷

18

Step back from the brink

臨崖勒馬

19

Have a moment's

respite

20

Become a vicious mudslinging, 

not to say muckraking, campaign

21

The race is spinning

out of control

22

A two-horse

race

23

The race was mired

 in scandal

24

Lawmakers have become

emboldened

25

Avoid another

minefield

26

A swelling of 

Legco power

27

A new round of political

infighting

28

The election will be declared 

invalid

29

Impeachment bid

looms

30

Collusion

勾結

31

Dereliction 

of duty

32

There is a slim 

chance of ...

33

In the first 

instance

34

A media 

heavyweight

35

His tenure

as president

36

Take the rein 

at the company

37

Undergo a management

reshuffle

38

Emeritus 

professor

39

Thinned the rank of 

the university

40

Well-heeled (infml)

富有的

41

Quoting unnamed

sources

42

Mother-to-

be

43

Overstay without undergoing

prenatal checks

44

About to go into

labour

45

Run against the original 

purpose of the bill

46

Do not fall in line with 

international standard

47

The authority synchronizes the fees 

for all operators

48

Pick up the pieces of 

a shattered reputation

49

It sickens

me

50

Sitting scrunched up

in a chair

51

Is littered with

dirty plates

52

An angelic 

voice

53

Record comeback

tunes

54

A fondness of booze (infml)

and cigarettes

55

Child 

stardom

56

Dog her every 

step

57

Uncanny mastery of 

classical music

58

Stay out of the

public eye

59

Cut off many of 

her childhood friend

60

Uncompromising

outspokenness

61

Furore

轟動事件

62

Lambast teachers

for ...

63

Impertinent and 

reckless

64

His ordeal is a 

chilling example

65

Seek solace 

in Buddhism

66

Over-zealous

passion

67

Enmity between Taiwan

and the Mainland

68

Overstep his role 

as a journalist

69

Be embroiled in 

suffering

70

Spell out the reason 

for his incarceration

71

A government

think-tank

72

Precocious

早成的

73

An apt reflection 

of my life

74

Must not remain heedless 

of the situation

75

Double-not

Women who as well as their spouses are not Hong Kong residents

76

The hostile sentiments have been

simmering for long

77

An acrimonious

dispute

78

Work

late

79

Be 

snubbed

80

Tackle an issue in bits and pieces/ in dribs and drabs

/ in a piecemeal approach

81

Has a good grasp of 

social matter

82

A perfunctory 

reply

83

Such questions will certainly be put to

CE aspirants

84

Fragmented 

comments

85

At odds

with

86

A bogus universal 

suffrage election

87

At the central government's 

beck and call

88

Be in 

the red

89

Put forward 

persuasive arguments

90

Recoup its 

investment

91

In their 

infancy

 

92

Lump "education" and 

"industry" together

93

Rest on its

laurels

94

Ephemeral

短暫的

95

The owner will pocket any 

value increase

96

Steve Jobs died at 56, in his prime,

one may say

97

Some mention him and Thomas Edison, the inventor, in the same breath

相提並論

98

Jobs of course owed his successes 

to his brilliant talent and perseverance

99

The government sets great

store by R&D

100

If a new product is unveiled, the market is soon

glutted with fakes of it

101

At the 

helm

102

In the upbringing

of the child

103

Ostracize

排斥

104

Unruly 

behaviour

105

The manager presides

over the business of the store

106

The business spans 

three continents

107

Top 

rated

108

The report cements 

his reputation as...

109

All the rage

大流行

110

Heed their

views

111

Need not seize

their hour

112

Global landmarks such as Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, the Sydney Harhour Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and Rome's Colosseum

all stood in darkness as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour

113

Make the old man break down in tears

教他老淚縱橫

114

Preorder, put to an end before noon, 

disappointed many

115

An epitome of pure

art

116

Denounce unequivocally the interference from 

politics and mercantilism

117

He demand little 

from others

118

The way he carried himself 

in his talk

119

Autograph

seeker

120

Public 

appearance

121

Wit and 

wisdom

122

To transcend boundaries 

of nations

123

Live other cultures

體驗其他文化

124

It was a day to 

remember

125

To give an introductory 

account of sb.

126

It all goes

as planned

127

Alleviate the congestion of 

space in offices

128

Be in high 

gear

129

Make his rounds to assess the situation

到處拜訪, 了解情況

130

Vow to

信誓旦旦

131

Breeze wipes through

gently

132

Commit sth. to the flame/ reduce to ashes/ set sth. on fire

付之一炬

133

Anything goes

怎樣都好

134

Go by trial and 

error

135

Assume 

duty

136

Ruminate/ after deliberation 

千籌百算

137

 The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak/ bite off more than one can chew

心有餘而力不足

138

Will not further elaborate

不再細表

139

Now that we've got the ball rolling again, we have several new projects. 

Are you still up for some freelance work? If so, let me know asap

140

You've been kept in our

file all along

141

Get hold of you (infml)

接觸/ 捉到

142

Get round to

有空能

143

Spark widespread criticisms 

on the two then hopefuls

144

Walk too far astray from 

the right track

145

Point an accusing

 finger

146

Keep your head 

cool

147

Bear the above qualities whereever

you go

148

Be forgiving when others 

are nasty to you

149

There is always a silver

lining ahead

150

Behind the award rests the support

from parents

151

Set a loftier

goal

152

Set exemplary standard

for your fellow

153

Begin to take

shape

154

Jokingly

said

155

Banter on euphony

玩弄文字戲謔

156

Come in flashes

一閃即逝

157

Domino

effect

158

Horrify/ scare/ spook

嚇煞

159

Days are

numbered

160

Put it into 

practice

161

Thunderous/ rapturous

applause

162

Simmering 

anger

163

... is no stranger to

controversy

164

Bestiality

獸性

165

Incest

亂性

166

Time is 

ripe to

167

In the wake

of

168

Reprieve

緩刑

169

Fish in troubled

waters

170

Strike while the iron 

is hot

171

Drag its heels

拖延做事

172

 Have a special calling 

to

173

Scuff

拖著腳走路

174

Stoop 

彎身

175

Chief Executive-elect

候任行政長官

176

Sb. is spared

jail

177

Keyhole

surgery

178

Grind to a halt/ come to a grinding halt

漸漸停止

179

Two sources acquainted with

details

180

Come under the 

spotlight

181

Cash-strapped

缺乏現金

182

Is nothing short of

簡直是, 無異於

183

Upstart

新貴

184

Arch-rival

勁敵

185

Usurper

奪位者

186

Sb. is 

hand-picked

187

A reshuffling of 

the deck

188

Spread like 

wildfire

189

Touch the raw nerve in 

Hong Kong people

190

The Shape of Things to Come

未來趨勢

191

Perpetrator

犯罪者

192

Go 

viral

193

Disdain to answer

不屑回應

194

Trade has dried up considerably in the Hong Kong bourse

as investors tread cautiously

195

Hang Seng Index registers another

day of losses

196

Top the mainboard in terms 

of turnover

197

Continue to cast a shadow

over the index

198

Weigh down the 

stock index

199

Clamp down on 

insider trading

200

Cool down frenzied 

speculation

201

Markets are mixed

市場各自發展

202

Moved out of the safe-haven

currency

203

Temper recent concerns of a sharp 

slowdown

204

Manufacturing activity has remained

in contraction

205

Economic fundamentals

were good

206

Asian markets were hit by

renewed euro zone fears

207

Spain is probably the next country to be

hammered by a debt crisis

208

Fuel concerns 

among traders of

209

Slash its public

deficit

210

Play a wait-and-see

game

211

Major markets were confronted by 

a number of uncertainties

212

There were concerns about US banks given their 

exposures to European debt

213

The US markets generally 

outperformed

214

Uncertainties about the global economic

outlook paced losses

215

Market sentiment was

clouded by ...

216

The Hong Kong market underperformed, dragged

down by financial stocks

217

Accomodative monetary 

policy

218

Possible slowdown in the growth of most 

other major economies

219

The Federal Reserve signalled its intention to 

keep interest rates until at least mid-2013

220

Take co-ordinated 

action

221

S&P had ended 

flat

222

Bond yields

債券孳息率

223

Trading in exchange-traded derivatives grew

交易所買賣衍生工具的交投上升

224

Cash market

現貨市場

225

Face significant

headwind

226

Dampen markets

worldwide

227

Weigh on sentiment

氣氛受壓

228

The losses were quickly recouped on 

upbeat corporate earnings

229

Worries about contagion from the European

sovereign debt problem

230

Improvement in employment data also

paced gains

231

Gains were

trimmed

232

Combat

inflation

233

A rate hike cycle

加息周期

234

Austerity measures

緊縮政策

235

Sluggish economic growth

經濟增長放緩

236

The potential spillover effect on US banks

 波及美國銀行

237

To jitter over the strength of the 

global economy

238

Keep a lid on

sentiment

239

A regime that can ensure the proper discharge

of the gate-keeping role is pivotal

240

Return the extraordinary hospitality

回禮

241

Areas of tension

敏感議題

242

China's peaceful 

rise

243

Extend my belated - but no less warm - 

wishes

244

To break bread with you

出席這晚宴

245

Given our versatility and resilience

香港人一向以靈活見稱

246

Aspire to be

力求成為

247

People should be equally assured of their 

rights with ...

248

Our vision for every child,

life in all its fullness

249

Be in attendance 

at

250

Perpetuate his

philosophy

251

A dash of

少量

252

Light-hearted

輕鬆

253

Unrelenting quest for

對... 不斷探索

254

A far-sighted marketing

strategy

255

An exponential 

growth

256

The impeccably developed 

style

257

Exuberant

精力旺盛的

258

Enclose the spirit of the jewel in a 

warm embrace

259

Voluminous

冗長, 多產

260

Intertwine, interlace, weave

糾結, 交織

261

Fineness, tenderness, slenderness, delicacy

纖弱, 優雅

262

Launch a public 

consultation

263

Gauge the views of 

the public

264

Implement by 

legislative means

265

Convene informal meeting with 

stakeholders to gauge their views

266

The main thrust of the consultation

該建議的重點

267

Retain the rights to 

veto

268

Join force with... 

與... 合辦

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