chase one's tail 無謂瞎忙、白忙一場
John is chasing his tail. He is spending a lot of time to this project but geting nothing.

come lightly 來得容易
Lightly come, lightly go.
〔諺語〕悖入悖出,來得容易去得快。

come to a head 達到緊要關頭
The matters have come to a head.
這些問題到了非解決不可的地步。

creep up on 慢慢到來
The murderer crept up on his unsuspecting victim.
那個殺人兇手悄悄逼近毫無戒備之心的受害者。

common ground 共同點
We should seek common ground and reserve differences on this issue.
在這個問題上,我們應當求同存異。

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