pass the buck(推卸責任)
 
A:Howwasthemeeting?
B:Awful. Everyone tried to pass the buck for the project.
 
Orget rid of the buck
 
 
pay(someone) off(收買/賄賂)
 
A:Ihope1milliondollarswillbeenough.
B:I don't think you can pay him off.
 
 
 
 
 
Pick on(找麻煩)
 
A:What'swrong?Youlookedfussy.
B:Why is everyone picking on me today?
 
Or (someone) get on (one's) back
 
 
 
play(someone off) against another(挑釁離間)
 
A:Whydidtheyhaveafight?
B:Someone played them off against another.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pour cold water on (someone/thing)(潑冷水)
 
A:What'swrongwithyou?Whydon'tyouliketopourcoldwateronme?
B:I just want to protect you.
 
OrWhat do you like to discourage me?
 
 
(be)puffedup(擺架子)
 
A:She'spuffedupformarryingarichman.
B:I really can't stand it
 
OrShe's showing off
 
 
 
pull a fast one on us but we outsmarted(想騙我們,還早呢)
 
A:Whydidtheyleavesoearly?
B:Haha... They tried to pull a fast one on us but we outsmarted them.
 
OrNever want to pull a stunt on us
 
 
 
 
(to) pull a stunt(耍花樣)
 
A:Stopit.Don'tpullastuntonmeagain.
B:Hey, take it easy.
 
OrDon't play games on me again
 
 
 
 
 
Push too far(欺人太甚)
 
A:Shepushedhersistertoofar.
B:I agree with you.
 
Orpush too hard
 
 
Put (someone's) nose out of joint(使某人丟臉)
 
A:Herbehaviorputmynoseputofjoint.
B:Don't take it too hard.
 
Orlost my face because of (someone) behavior
 
 
Put (someone) on the spot(逼人走頭無路)
 
A:They'llgivethemoneyback.Youputthemonthespot.
B:How could you say that? I just want my money back.
 
OrYou push (them) too hard
 
 
rip (something) off (someone) in board daylight(光天化日下順手牽羊)
 
A:Lookattheman!He'srippingapocketofftheoldladyinboarddaylight.
B:We should stop him.
 
OrHe's walking away with old lady's pocket.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(to) sell (someone) down the river(出賣某人)
 
A:Mr.Whiteknewourplans
B:Somebody sold us down the river.
 
OrSomebody had an inside job
 
 
 
 
sell (someone) short(出賣/低估某人)
 
A:Franksoldusshort.
B:Really? He'll be dead.
 
 
 
 
 
Show off(炫耀)
 
A:LookatCathy.She'sshowingoffagain.
B:But her clothes are in
 
Or She's riding on the crest of the wave
 
 
stood up(爽約)
 
A:Fillstoodmeup.
B:So are you upset to him?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strike an attitude(擺架子)
 
A:Idon'twanttogooutwithyou.
B:Young lady, don't even think of striking an attitude with me.
 
Or (be) puffed up
 
 
 
take (someone) for a ride(利用/欺騙)
 
A:Theoldmanistakingthegirlforaride
B:Then what should we do?
 
Or take advantages of (someone)
 
 
 
take without giving(老佔便宜不付出)
 
A:Whydidshehavesomanycomplaints?
B:She's always taking without giving.
 
Or take advantages of
 
 
two-timing(一腳踏兩船)
 
A:Idon'tknowwhyAnnbrokeupwithme.
B:She's two – timing you. Forget her.
 
Or She's two timer.

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