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Back issue of periodicals have been weeded by the library

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All the hard work will be undone

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It is high time that

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It goes without saying that

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It occurs to me that

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It turns out that

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It makes no difference that

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It is just as well that

幸好

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It stands to reason that

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It happens to be

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11

It makes headline all over the world

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12

No contest

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13

By trial and error

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14

Years of hard work down to drain

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15

Come/follow hard/hot on the heels of sth

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Consider favourably

積極考慮

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Call a truce

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Silence all your inner critics

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Don't let angry feeling taint the precious time you have to spend

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A fresh bouquet of flowers

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Looking for a needle in a haystack

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22

Stuck out

冒出

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A tall order

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Cut oneself completely free from sth

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Sever all unethical links

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Stem the tide

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Counter the influx of

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Play hardball

採取強硬態度

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Be that as it may

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Any discernible legal provisions

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31

Substantiate our claim

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Caught unprepared

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Devise a plan

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This will prove to be pivotal

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Call for application

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Build up your academic capital

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Enhance our prestige and raise our profile

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It appears that

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Come to the fore

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Come of age

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Have their fingers on the pulse of the world

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Set sb. apart

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Starkly different from

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Seep into

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More often than not

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Grave concern

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Was embroiled in controversy

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Keep sb. at bay

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Loomed large

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Strike a chord with

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Hinge on

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Have been brutally trampled underfoot

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The tenacious hold of power

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Drawing a line between those within and those without

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Run the risk of

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Watch it dissolve without a trace

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The erasure of differences might entail a loss of individuality

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A place where we will be laid to rest one day

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Stand at one remove

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A state of anarchy

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Fall short of the expectations

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Stir up fierce controversy

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Trigger off an exodus of the Hong Kong population

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The population are sparse

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The final tally was 51 dead, 800 injured and 90 arrested

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Be in full swing

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Allay the fear of the eclipse of Hong Kong identity

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Come into force

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But... go the other way

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The incubus of... come back to haunt...

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Create ripples across the territory

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A take-it-or-leave-it option

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The society was enveloped insecurity and ambivalence

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Dampen the heat in

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As an antidote

作為對抗手段,矯正方法

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Send the whole country into mourning

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Hongkongers were bitterly disillusioned by the crackdown

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Safe haven

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The acrimonious debate

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Perch on a tree branch

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Kowtow to Beijing

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Remain in flux

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They had no choice but to

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As the new millennium dawned,

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To antagonize China could be costly

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Sneak out of my seat

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I was punished for my naughty deed

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To fish in trouble waters

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Try to take advantage of a confused situation

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Strike while the iron is hot

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Go to great length to

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... , making up x% of the total number

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From its inception in 1999 to the year 2004

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Are put in the limelight

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Appear in the mass media to plug the title

宣傳

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Beat sb by a narrow margin

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A sprinkling of sth

稀稀落落的

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Alongside a large number of respected names

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Sth far outstripped sth

遠勝

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Make the passage of time

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Is clawing its way to

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Keep ... in check = keep ... in control

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Guard against the overwhelming dominance

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Avant-garde

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An apt metaphor

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Fall out of scope of the present research

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Consciously or subconsciously

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Followed, deviated from or subverted

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Galvanised... into action

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Was given a strong boost

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Was low on his list of priorities

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They are independent, sometimes in competition, sometimes in harmony

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Biosphere of sth

生態

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He is adamant that his productions should not pander to the taste of the masses

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On account of

Because of

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A dearth of

A lack of

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Sth is a reasonable way out

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Rule of thumb

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To put it simply

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As sb put it,

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Break free from the constraints of

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A slow sparrow should make an early start

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Pay out of your own pocket

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Carry on bag

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All work and no work make jack a dull boy

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Career-minded

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Break my rhythm

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Call in sick

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Punch in/ out

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If only...

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You keep sticking your nose where it doesn't belong

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A hotshot college graduate

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What kind of food do you fancy

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I don't mean to boast but

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New cars hit the street

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It is unjust to judge a book by its cover

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In view of the shortfall of funding,

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Deliver service

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Be subject to further scrutiny

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Don't talk me out of it

別說服我打消這念頭

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Sneaky

偷偷摸摸

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Start fresh

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It tears me up

很傷心

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I am done with you

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He came by to see me

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Wheel me off

推我走

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I just ended it for good

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It means a whole lot to sb

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Make a tacit admission of

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To stall the plan

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Funeral parlor

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To be carried out in presence of sb

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During his formative year

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Stand a table and few chairs

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Smoke a pipe

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Put up bluffs about sth

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His true calling is...

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Fill the void

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Is on a parallel course

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Would never stoop as low as to cater the standard of the common sense

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Drive a wedge between sb and ab

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Key swing states

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Shake their heads in disbelief

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To rally support

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The dialogue would not be jarring to the ear of the audience

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Put sb under house arrest

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Leave the audience bewildered

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A patriarchal society

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Apparently basking in the status of

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Often seen as the cradle of elites

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Easily satisfied with tearjerker or a handful of tacky jokes

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Serve didactic purposes

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Less ponderous and academically inclined

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Household names such as Shakespeare

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Shy away from sth

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A middle ground

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Staunch supporter

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Transcend cultural limits and national boundaries

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Load up your value-added card

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The outcome of grammar instruction is the traditional stock in trade of the language teacher

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Aural and oral skills

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According to a hoary adage,

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We talk back and forth in short bursts

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We willingly compromise accuracy in the interest of fluency

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As clean as a whistle

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Address several lingering problems such as income disparity

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Allegedly received favours from tycoons

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Put brakes on sth

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Indebted Spain strains to stay afloat

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Rebuff calls for sth

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Seek bailout

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Recapitalized ailing banks

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Debt-plagued Greece

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Lure customers away

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Remittance to the mainland

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The city's de facto central bank

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Hit by slumping exports to Europe

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A house outlooking a small garden

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Fetch her some flowers

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He, in his terror, agreed

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His anger softened

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But try as he might, he could not forget the beautiful music

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Darkness fell

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He neared the tower

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Braided tresses

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He watched in awe

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She grew fond of the handsome guy

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I banish you to the dreaded desert of doom

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Vanish in a puff of smoke

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He set about readying himself for the journey ahead

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He searched high and low, hunted high and low

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There in the distance stand a small hut

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Wept tears of joy

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Together, they braved the elements

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To teach him a lesson

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Stray far away from his path

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Will make fortune smile on me

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He dragged his feet and kept looking back

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Witch-in-disguise

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She howled with fury

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A fair maiden

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The windows locked shut

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Their bellies grumbled with hunger

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They had been going in circle

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I have feasted to my heart's content

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He survived on rotten eggs and potatoes peelings

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Stomp her feet

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Slam the door tight

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A great heap of straw

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There runs a fine stream of water

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He grieved sorely at his misfortune

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I lay awake all night

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Hum a little tune

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Feel under the weather

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In the blink of an eye

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Gather her own thought

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Body-hugging clothes

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Not everyone is born with a perfect figure and can carry off whatever style they please

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Take centre stage

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Bell-bottom pants

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It is sheer vanity that drives...

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Fashion conscious people

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There is a grain of truth in this view

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With the magic wand of fashion

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Accentuate his best attributes

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Low-rise jeans

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Is making a comeback

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Fleeting trend

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Shed a few pounds

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Sprain your ankles

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A slave to the trend

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Look totally out of place

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Dole out hot meals to lonely tramps on the street

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Elegance comes from within

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Take a stroll

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Give a chic look

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A shooting star would streak across the sky with an unnoticeable tail

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The conductor waves his baton

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Blasts of wind growl and howl

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Squander his inheritance

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The feeble father tenderly enfolds his shoulders

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Elicit audience's empathy

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Audaciously innovative,

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A facade with rich embellishment

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A display of exquisite craftsmanship

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After a few minutes, the students perked up and began a heated discussion

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The humming sound of blow dryers echoed across the backstage dressing room as tall and slender girls had their hair styled

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To see if any final touches should be added

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Star-studded backstage

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Amidst the sound of slapping waves,

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Flashlights keep flickering

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Accessorizing it with a crystal bling purse, the designer gave extra glamour to the dress

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Rays of translucent green light beamed out from above

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Young people in their twenties

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Flick their fingers across the touch screen

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Facebook has become the latest fad in communication

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A

Pry into others' personal lives

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A frowning face or a gentle touch tells a different story

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Friends and family are just click away

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Heart-wrenching tragedies

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Cut much of hassle in organizing events

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With the advent of email,

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Whiled away the hours

消磨時間

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We are a rare soul if we do not have a Facebook account today

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Microsoft has officially entered the ring with Apple

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It perks you up instead of grinds you down

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Soul-crushing experience

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I am a star-struck cinema-goer

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289

Dark clouds begin to gather over the town

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We have never let a dislike from him come into open

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A candid discussion

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The sky was pierced again and again by angry darts of lightning

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He rubbed the sleep from his eyes

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Jumbled pieces of a jigsaw puzzle

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Rubbed her dry with a towel

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Open-air court

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At any rate

Whatever happens or may have happened

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I dashed off a quick letter

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Still waters run deep

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Be keyed up

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Take pride in

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Old feudal regime

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Little by little the struggle began to bear fruit

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Take to the street

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Brush off a fly

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She went skipping away

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307

He found his boss's utterances too cryptic

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It's blowing a gale

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A bazaar was held for the benefit of the victims of the natural calamity

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The reformers are in the ascendant

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311

A continuing story in comic-strip form

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Off you go

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Hurry through the woods

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A far-distant goal

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She snuggled down under the cover

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There were branches and leaves strewn everywhere after the storm

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Let the flames of imagination flicker unimpressed

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Not least

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319

Pluck a beautiful flower

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Heave a sigh of relief

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Strum the guitar

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322

Unrequited love

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323

Was it necessary to go that far

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Make one's head swim

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Hold the helm of government

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326

Arbitrary inclination and opinion

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Reel off gross broadsides

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328

Grist to the mill

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329

Give sb the shudders

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Crop up

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331

Hapless victim

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332

Government-friendly lawmaker

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Sending ... to ...

使

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Step up pressure on

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Remain under acute stress

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336

He has not set foot outside his home for three months

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Have their appetite satisfied

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338

Come into power

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Squander a golden chance to take the lead

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You make him see red

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341

Blue movie

(Not yellow)

342

Blue blood

貴族血統

343

Live a happy life together till a ripe old age

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344

A match made in heaven

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345

Walk down the aisle

Tie the knot

346

To teach sb's grandmother to suck eggs

班門弄斧

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Everything has its time

萬物皆有時

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The land is barren for the years to come

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349

Like a lamb to a slaughter

任人宰割

350

A sitting duck

坐以待斃

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You can't provide her with bread and butter

A

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Save your bacon

幫你一把

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It worths a shot

值得一試

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It is deafening

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355

Your songs are so offbeat

不跟隨潮流

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Don't sing the blues

不要埋怨

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To sing for your supper

為目標而付出

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Your voice is a bit squeaky

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It is a crime against my eyes

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360

Your voice blew me away

澎湃

361

Your performance is music to my ears

聽出耳油 中聽的說話

362

You are a natural

有天份

363

Change my tunes

改變主意

364

Blow your own horn

自吹自擂

365

Let's band together to

一起做某事

366

You miss the cue

A

367

You sound like a broken record

A

368

That's a loud outfit

誇張的服飾

369

Swan song

絕訣 絕筆

370

Amr vs Brit
Fall season vs autumn
Parking lot vs car park
Subway vs underground
Soccer match vs football match
Sneakers vs trainers
Movie theater vs cinema
Movie vs film
Fire vs sack
Mail vs post

A

371

Caught sb off guard

A

372

By close of play

By the end of the working day

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The Legislative Council's traditionally fierce rhetoric and political rivalry

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374

Lawmakers bid farewell\ goodbye

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375

It wrapped up as the clock struck midnight

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376

The thorny issue

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377

Make it a done deal

先斬後奏

378

Take sth by storm

A

379

Then

At that time

380

A seven-game winning streak

A

381

Call a spada a spada

A

382

Escape his second brush with death

A

383

Make a scene

A