01. a tad
定义: 有点, 有些.
例句: While the smell is very good, the taste is just a tad sweet for me. (尽管闻起来很香, 对我来说, 味道有点甜)
02. a tad overblown, be
例句: While the litigant's allegations do seem a tad overblown, bedbug-caused PTSD is not unheard of. (虽然诉讼人的指控听起来有点夸张, 床虱造成的创伤后精神失调症却不是没听说过)
03. a takeoff on ..., be
定义: 讽刺嘲笑; 学...的模仿秀.
例句: The school play was a takeoff on Shakespeare's Hamlet. (这场学校戏剧是一出讽刺莎士比亚的哈姆雷特模仿秀)
04. a talking-to
定义: 责骂, 斥责.
例句: If he has a poor attitude, Dan will give him a talking-to. (如果他的态度恶劣的话, 丹会训斥他)
05. a thought
定义: 一点, 有些.
例句: It is not a thought too little and not a thought too much; it is perfect. (既不少也不多; 正合适)
06. a thought too much
定义: 多了一点点, 多放了一点点(例如: 盐, 糖或任何东西).
例句: If you start to get a bad feeling about something and don't know why, it's usually because you're dwelling on it a thought too much. (如果开始对某件事产生无名恶感却不知道为什么, 这经常是因为你老是想着它想得有点过份)
(注:这里的dwell on是老是想着, 而a thought too much是有点过份的意思, 千万别把thought当成想的意义)
07. a touch
定义: 有一点; 有一些.
例句: John aimed a touch too low and missed. (约翰瞄准低了一点, 所以没打中)
08. a trifle
定义: 小程度的, 微量的.
例句: For years, judges were a trifle stingy in awarding contractual damages for loss of enjoyment or mental anguish. (多年来, 法官们在判给因为合同所损失造成的失去享用或精神痛苦的补偿金额有点吝啬)
09. a wealth of
例句: Senior health fair offers a wealth of information. (年长者健康展示会提供了大量的资料)
10. a week off, to take
定义: 休假一个星期, 一个星期不做某事.
例句: I'm going to take a week off from drinking; I've been drinking every night for the last two weeks. (我准备要一个星期不喝酒; 我已经连续两个星期每晚喝酒)
11. a week's notice
例句: All seats are now issued on a week's notice. (现在所有的座位都在一星期前分派)
12. a weight off one's mind, be
定义: 如释重负. 心中卸下一个重担, 高兴地看到问题已经解决.
例句: I feel a weight off my mind since I have told you all. (自从我告诉你一切的来龙去脉之后, 我如释重担)
13. a weight off your shoulders, be
例句: It's tough to be this honest about yourself, but it is a weight off your shoulders. (虽然诚实地交待你自己很难, 但它却使你如卸重担)
14. a while back
定义: 前一阵子, 不久以前.
例句: I saw him a while back but recently I have no idea where he is. (我前一阵子还见过他, 但是我不知道他现在在哪儿)
15. a woman after your own heart, be
例句: Heed my advice, take a wife, a woman after your own heart, and enjoy the other side of life. (听我的劝告, 找一个妻子, 一位合你心意的女人, 享受人生的另一面)
16. a world away from ..., be
定义: 与...截然不同; 相距甚远; 远离.
例句: His new luxury mansion was a world away from the tiny house where he was born. (他的新豪宅跟他出生的小屋相距甚远)
17. a world of
例句: There is a world of difference between living in an apartment in the city and living on a small farm in the country. (居住在城市内公寓跟居住在乡村小农庄截然不同)
18. A, B, and C all rolled into one
定义: (三者)集于一身, (三者)集其大成, (三者)结合起来.
例句: He is a father, sales manager, and athlete all rolled into one. (他是个父亲, 销售经理, 和运动员三个角色集于一身)
19. a.k.a. (aka)
定义: 别名, 亦称为. (注: aka是as known as 的缩写)
例句: William O'Connor - aka Wil, Willie, Billy Boy - was born in Ireland. (威廉.奥康诺- 亦称为威尔, 威利, 比利男孩- 生于爱尔兰)
例句: The doctor meant for the Valium to be given at 6 o'clock am to help the patient relax prior to the actual test. (医生本意是在早上六点钟给病人服用Valium镇定剂来帮助病患在实际测试前放轻松)
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