1.ad-lib(爆肚)
 
Forverb:
1.Hemanagedtoad-libsomefunnyphrasesintheshow.
 
2.Ifyouforgetthescript,ad-lib.
 
Fornoun:
3.Thatwasareallybrilliantad-lib.
 
Foradverb:
4.Ifyouforgetthescript,saysomethingad-lib.Don'tgosilent.
 
 
2.improvise(爆肚or頂住檔先)
 
1.Ifyouforgetthescript,improviseyourown.
 
2.Ihadnochoicebuttoimprovise.
 
3.Inoticedseveralimprovisationsintheemcee'sintroduction.
 
4.Ididn'thaveaprinterstandandsoIimprovisedonewithastackofbooks.
 
5.Theprinterstandisanimprovisation.
 
6.Theimprovised(臨時湊成的)printedstandworksquitewell.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3.Abitmuch(離譜)
 
1.Thatwasabitmuch.
 
2.Hisonehourabsencewasjustabitmuch.
 
3.Thomas'sOscar-winnerisabitmuchIthink.
 
4Theteacher'sharshnessisreallyoverthetop.(過份)
 
 
4.Stayout(去蒲)
 
1.Shelikestostayoutallnight.
 
2.Theboredoneswouldhangaround/about/round/outinthebarsinLanKwaiFong.
 
3.Let'shangouttoseewhat'sinteresting.
 
 
5.cocky(好串/招積)
 
1.He'sonlygotoneawardandhe'ssocockynow.
 
2.Don'tgetcocky!
 
3.He'sastuck-uplegislatorandthat'swhymanyreportersspokeillofhim.
 
Stuckupisadjective,spokeillofhim(唱衰佢)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6.gotoofar(佢離譜到)
 
1.Themediahasgonetoofarinhypingsuchamediocremovieforaweek.
 
2.Hypingsuchamediocremovieforaweekwasgoingabittoofar.
 
3.Theteacherwentsofarastothrowherbagintothecorridor.
 
4.Thecompanywentsofarastocut500moreposts.
 
Gosofarastoisusebeforewhatisdoing
 
 
7.mega(/非常/極之)
 
1.amegamovie
 
2.amegapopidol;megaprizes
 
3.amegauglyguy.
 
4.Iheardamegafunnyjokeyesterday.
 
 
8.fix(造馬)
 
1.IbelievetheTVstationfixestheweeklycharts.
 
2.Severalsoccerplayerswerechargedwithfixingthematch.
 
3.Idon'tcarewhogotthechampionship.Itwasafix(noun)afterall.
 
4.Thehitchartwasprobablyafix.
 
5.Theyrigged(內定)theappointmentandthat'swhyyoucouldn'tgetthejobeventhoughyoudidwellintheinterview.
 
 
9.copout/copoutof(縮沙)
 
1.A:I'mafraidI'mnotgoing.
B:What?Areyoucoppingout?
 
2.He'scoppedoutofmyplan.
 
3.Jamecoppedoutoflodgingacomplaintagainstthecompany.
 
4.They'veavoidedallthesensitiveissues.Ithinkthatwasacop-out(noun)
 
5.Hechickenedoutofhisfinals.
 
10.fire/getthesack/dismiss(formal)(炒魷魚)
 
1.Infactthebossdidn'twanttofirehim.
 
2.You'refired!thebosssaidtoJohn.
 
3.You'llgetthesackifyoumakeamessnexttime.
 
4.Thecompanydismissed100employeeslastyear.
 
Dismissalisnoun
 
 
11.worldly/aman(woman)oftheworld/worldly-wise/sophisticated(見慣世面/世界仔)
 
1.Heisaveryworldlyperson.
 
2.Sheisaveryworldlyandknowshowtodealwithhercustomers.
 
3.Suchunfairdealsmeannothingtoaworldly-wisepersonsuchasTom.
 
4.Theaccidenthassophisticatedhisnaivemind.
 
 
12.to make a fast buck/fortune(搵快錢/賺大錢)
to pass the buck(卸膊)
 
1.Everyonethoughthehadmadeanutterlywrongdecision,buthestilltriedtopassthebuck.
 
2.Don't pass the buck and send the complaint to the P.R. Department
 
3.Sheseemsfairlydepressed.Youshouldbuckherup.
 
Buck(somebody)up(使某人振作,為某人打氣)
buckthesystem(忽視不顧)
 
 
13.something(有料到/好係嘢)
 
1.He's really something! He wrote a 5000-word essay in half an hour!
 
2.Look!Thestepsarereallysomething!
 
3.Thisstory'sreallysomething!
 
Alwaysusefollowingreally
 
 
14.plug/hype(催谷)
 
1.ABCistryinghardtoplugthisnewsong.
 
2.ABCgavethisnewsongagreatplug(noun).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15.that/thisissomething(算係咁)
 
1.A:Ionlygot70marksthistime.
B:Well,comparedwith68lasttime,thatwassomething.
 
2.A:Iboughtitat8andnowit's7.
B:Ohcomeon,it'sonlyasmalllossandIthinkthat'ssomething.
 
 
 
16.pretend/play(扮嘢/扮可憐)
 
1.Shepretendedtobepitiful.
 
2.Sheplayedpitiful.
 
3.Heplayedtheexperttopleasethefemaleclassmates.
 
4.Heheardthemquarreling,buthejustplayeddeaf.
 
5.Sometimesit'snecessarytoplaycalminfrontofyouraudience.
 
6.He'sactuallyabadguyplayingthegoodboy.
 
7.It'snouseplayingtheinnocent.Youknoweverything.
 
 
17.chickenfeed/peanuts(雞碎咁多)
 
1.Mypocketmoneyisjustchickenfeed.
 
2.YourcoursefeeisonlychickenfeedcomparedtomyMBAfee.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18.topourcoldwateronsomething/todampensomething(潑冷水)
 
1.A: We could organize a series of seminars on EQ. It's such a popular topic,I think it could attract a large of audience.
B:I don't want to pour cold water on that, but I doubt if we could get any guest speakers here.
 
2.Yourwordshavedampenedmyenthusiasm,tobehonest.
 
 
19.debunk(踢爆)
torip(somebody)off/tofool(搵笨)
 
1.TheTVprogrammetriedtodebunkthepracticesofbeautyparlours.
 
2.NobodydarestodebunkthefamousMrLi.
 
3.TouristsarebeingrippedoffatTsimShaTsui.
 
4.Iwasfooledintogoingtotheshow.
 
 
 
20.gorgeous(好正)
 
1.The dessert was gorgeous. I enjoyed it.
 
2.Thepubboastsagorgeousatmosphere.
 
3.Whatagorgeousday!
 
4.Leongotagorgeousgirlfriend,hasn'the?
 
 
 
 
 
 
21.nosy/nosiness(八卦)
meddling/pry/inquisitive(干預別人事)
 
1.She is so nosy.
 
2.BecauseIdon'tlikehernosiness.
 
3.Tobeagoodstudentoneoughttohaveaninquisitivemind.
 
Inquisitivecanbemean充滿求知慾
 
 
22.manly/masculine(man)
 
1.He has a manly look.
 
2.Shelikesmanlysports,eg.Football.
 
3.Copsareusuallyquitemasculine.
 
4.Shewasattractedbyhismanliness/masculinity(男人味)
 
 
23.ghost-writer/ghost-write(請槍/槍手)
 
 
1.I believe that this article was written by a ghost-writer,not the professor himself.
 
2.Hesaidhe'dpaymetoghost-writehistermpaper.
 
3.Tom'sapplicationletterwasactuallyghost-writtenbyhisyoungerbrother.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24.makeyourmouthwater/appetizing(垂涎三尺)
 
1.Look! There' re some mouth-watering sushi dishes!
 
2.Thead'ssellingpointisavarietyofmouth-wateringfood.
 
3.asIwassohungry,thesmellofburgersandFrenchfriesmademymouthwater.
 
 
25.volleyof(一輪咀)
 
1.She got mad at me with a volley of curses.
 
2.Therewerevolleysofsensationalwordsinhisspeech.
 
 
 
26.playup/hype/exaggerate(formal)(煲大)
 
1.The college student's suicide was unnecessarily played up by the daily
 
2.TheofficialTVstationtriedtoplaydown(試圖掩飾)theroits.
 
 
27.noteven/withoutascratch(冇穿冇爛)
 
1.A:Did you get hurt in any way?
B:No, not even a scratch. Thanks.
 
2.Youexamresultsthisyeararebetterthanlastyear's,butthey'restillnotuptoscratch(未如理想)
 
uptoscratchisusefollownot
 
 
 
日常事物
 
 
28.mobile/cell/handphone/handset(手機)
 
29.zipup/doupthezip(拉拉鍊)
 
1.Zip me up at the back,please.
 
2.This wallet zips up easily.
 
 
30.providing for mistress(包二奶)
 
1.He's providing for a Mainland Chinese mistress.
 
 
31.chinese chess (象棋)
chinese checkers(波子棋)
chinese cabbage(白菜)
barbecued pork(叉燒)
shrimp dumpling(蝦餃)
glutinous rice dumpling()
 
 
32.iced tea/iced coffee(凍奶茶/咖啡)
 
33.a pair of jeans(牛仔褲)
in jeans(穿牛仔褲)
denimjacket(牛仔褸)
 
34.joss stick()
incense burner(香爐)
paper ingot(元寶)
 
 
 
35.napkin(餐巾)
 
36.split the bill/check(AA)
 
1.The bill/check,please.(埋單)
 
2.Shall/Should we split the bill/check? No,I'll pay.
 
37.parking space(車位)
parking meter(咪錶)
parking ticket(牛肉乾/告票)
 
38.tuned in to/switch over(看電視轉台)
 
39.midnight supper/meal/snack(宵夜)
 
40.half past(踏半)(表示時間)
 
1.Half past,my watch said.
 
41.tuck into/under/behind(塞入/壓住/撥到)
 
1.I tucked my T-shirt into my jeans.
 
2.He tucked his mobile phone into his rear pocket.
 
3.I tucked the piece of paper under a book so that it wouldn't be blown away.
 
4.She tucked her loose hair behind her ears.
 
 
42.goody/goodie(好人)baddy/baddie(奸人)
 
1.The plot has a lot of goodies.
 
43.paparazzi(狗仔隊)
 
1.He was pursued by the paparazzi last night.
 
2.She drove feverishly, hoping to escape the paparazzi
.
 
44.a meteor shower/falling star/shooting star(流星雨)
 
1.If the sky is clear,you might be able to see scores of shooting stars.
 
2.We're expecting a shower of meteors tonight.
 
 
45.to print the photos/picture(曬相)
 
1.Who's going to get the print?(邊個去攞相)
 
2.Who's going to prints the photo/pictures?
 
 
46.stub(票尾)
 
1.stub out (弄熄)a cigarette
 
2.stub my toe(撞到腳趾)
 
3.I used to keep all the movie ticket stubs
 
 
47.gay/queer/fag/queen/fairy/pansy(男同性戀者)
lesbian/lesbo/dyke(女同性戀者)
 
 
 
 
 
48.exchange/swap(調位)
 
1.Can we have a exchange of place?
 
2.Can we have a swap of place?
 
3.Can we swap places?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
49.tough()/tender()/oily()/fatty()
 
1The meat's a bit tough.
 
2.I like this tender lamb.
 
3.The fried noodles were yummy but also oily.
 
4.That dim-sum was really fatty
 
 
50.hiccups(打嗝)/sneeze(打噴嚏)/yawn(打呵欠)
 
1.To stop your hiccups you can drink some water.
 
2.She suddenly sneezed.
 
3.She yawned loudly.
 
 
51.barbed(有刺)wire mesh/netting/fence(鐵絲網)
 
1.The temporary parking lot is enclosed by wire netting.
 
2.We suggest that a wire mesh be set up to enclose the area if security purpose.
 
3.Someone has cut the wire fence and broken into the premises.
 
 
 
52.expecting/expectant/big(heavy) with child(大肚)
 
1.Do you know Jane is expecting?
 
 
53.something()
 
1.The shop is called Tai something.
 
2.The airfare will cost you six thousand dollars something.
 
3.This is a career magazine for twenty something office workers.
 
 
 
54.a blessing in disguise(塞翁失馬)
 
1.Your illness was a blessing in disguise, you're escaped a terribly hectic day.
 
 
55.bite(咬一口/食嘢)
 
1.The mother didn't allow her kids to take a bite at the cake.
 
2.I took a large bite out of the burger.
 
3.Fancy a bite?
 
 
56.critique/criticism(批判)
 
1.The author put forward a critique of the existing social welfare policies.
 
2.The article is a critique of the ugly side of human nature.
 
3.His criticism of John's word was harsh.
 
 
57.who's this/that/calling?((電話)你係邊位)
 
1.Who's calling please?
 
2.Who am I speaking to?
 
3.Who's on the phone please?
 
 
58.cut-throat(割喉)
 
1.Local banks have joined a cut-throat competition for credit card customers.
 
2.We now offer cut-throat price reductions for most items in our stores.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
59.cum()
 
1.Evening school-cum-Counselling Centre
 
2.a dining cum living room
 
3.CD cum CD-ROM
 
 
 
 
60.perform/render/interpret(演繹)
 
1.He performed the oldies very well
 
2.She gave a touching rendering of 「Eternal Flame」
 
3.His interpretation captured the true mood of the lyrics.
 
 
61.block/in the way(阻住)
 
1.A crowd is in my/her/his/their way.
 
2.Don't get in my way,please.
 
3.A crowd is blocking the entrance.
 
 
 
 
62.Prince Charming/Mr Right(白馬王子)
 
1.I met Prince Charming in college some years ago.
 
2.My gut feeling told me he could be Mr. Right.
 
3.What's your dream mate(夢中情人)like?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
63.bustling/lively(熱鬧)
 
1.The mall was bustling with shoppers and restaurant seekers.
 
2.It was a lively concert with hot artists, great songs and a cheerful atmosphere.
 
3.There's a lively cafe at the Peak. How's that?
 
 
 
64.blatant(擺到明)
 
1.That was a blatant lie.
 
2.He's blatantly fooling you.
 
3.She has made some blatantly untrue statements.
 
 
65.thing/stuff(嗰啲嘢)
 
1.Frankly,I have no interest in that election thing.
 
2.We do auditing and stuff like that.
 
66.accountable/accountability(問責制)
 
 
1.The committee should be accountable to the public.
 
2.The chairman has to be held accountable.(要負責)
 
3.The government is facing increasing public demands for greater accountability.
 
 
67.fate/destiny/predestined(緣份)
 
1.Fate/Destiny made Leon and May meet again.
 
2.We're fated/destined to be in hardship.
 
3.Their predestined relationship has come to an end.
 
 
 
68.itch/itchy(發癢)
 
1.My skin itches
 
2.I don't know how to deal with my itching arm
 
3.This sweater is really itchy.
 
 
69.intuition/gut feeling(直覺)
 
1.My intuition told me I wouldn't be suitable for the job.
 
2.My gut feeling is Mom will say no to my idea.
 
3.My gut feeling is that the two are not in love.
 
 
70.obsolete/supersede(淘汰/過時)
 
1.Walkmans have become obsolete.
 
2.Do you think online shopping will supersede traditional supermarkets?
 
3.Books won't die out even in the Web age.
 
 
 
 
71.you're wanted/there's a call(有人找你(在電話))
 
1.Jane,there's a call for you
 
2.You're wanted on the phone.
 
3.Someone wants to speak to you,Jane
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
72.follow up(跟進/乘勝追擊)/look into(調查)
 
1.The student union has actively followed up on the issue of student welfare.
 
2.I guess they'll follow up the success of the documentary with a second series.
 
 
 
73.treat(請食嘢)/go dutch(AA)
 
1.It's my treat.
 
2.The hamburger will be my treat.
 
3.A dutch treat(AA制的一餐飯)
 
 
74.peg(用衣夾夾起/掛鈎)
 
1.She pegged the t-shirts on the clothesline.
 
2.The HK dollar is pegged to the US dollar.
 
 
75.keep(阻你一陣)
 
1.What kept you from coming to our meeting?
 
2.Can I keep you for a moment.
 
3.Were you kept by the traffic?
 
 
76.jot down/take notes(擇低(筆記))
 
1.Let's jot down the number.
 
2.There go the Mark Six numbers! Jot them down.
 
3.We were busy taking notes during the lecture.
 
 
 
 
 
 
77.dead-end/blind alley(死路/堀頭路)
 
1.I live on a quiet blind alley.
 
2.Don't go on finding customers. It's a hopeless dead end business.
 
 
 
78.kind/sort of(類似/算係)
 
1.I think it's kind of a trading company.
 
2.Are you a vegetarian? Well, sort of.
 
 
 
79.greedy/gluttonous/glutton/gluttony(為食)
 
1.My brother's a greedy kid.
 
2.You don't need the chips. Don't be a glutton.(noun)
 
3.Gluttony(noun) has brought him a stomach ache.
 
 
80.(can't)turn back/the die is cast(冇得返轉頭)
 
1.You've made the decision. You can't turn back.
 
2.We're gathered all the volunteers. The die is cast. We can put off the variety show.

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