想成为一个Native Speaker？先学学这12条短语吧！Donkey work | 单调的工作【1】I am tired of doing the donkey work while my workmates
Donkey work | 单调的工作
【1】I am tired of doing the donkey work while my workmates get all the fun and creative tasks.
【2】If you want a promotion, you have to do a lot of donkey work first.
Play your cards right | 办事处理得当
【1】If you play your cards right, he might ask you to marry him!
【2】John, if you play your cards right, you could become the new manager.
To go under the knife | 动手术
England's best footballer won't play at the World Cup. He's going under the knife and won't recover in time for the start of the tournament.
To gamble on something | 下赌注
I took a gamble on employing John, but it's turned out that he's great for our team.
The lion's share | 最大份额
【1】The lion's share of my budget is spent on mortgage payments.
【2】Although nowadays most women have jobs,they still find themselves doing the lion's share of the work when they get home.
Just the ticket | 正合我意
【1】These boots are just the ticket for our walking holiday in the Alps.
【2】Jane said my low-fat cake was just the ticket for someone who's on a diet.
A tough nut to crack | 棘手的问题/难处的人
【1】My new boss is a tough nut to crack. I never know if he's pleased with my work.
【2】How can we increase sales during arecession? That's a tough nut to crack!
On the right track | 在正确的道路上
【1】Our research shows we're on the right track. Our profits are healthy and our customers are happy.
【2】The team lost a few early games. But then the manager made some changes and now they're on the right track.
In the red | 欠钱，亏损
【1】Because the airline had to give everyone their money back after the delays, they now say they're operating in the red.
【2】I've paid off most of my credit card bills- but I'm still in the red.
Turn to jelly | 胆怯/发颤
【1】When I saw how high up we were, I turned to jelly and I couldn't speak.
【2】His legs turned to jelly after riding the ghost train at the funfair!
Busy bee | 大忙人
【1】I've been a really busy bee this morning. I've been to the shops, paid my bills, had a haircut and even been for a run.
【2】Frank is a real busy bee. He's always doing about five projects at once! He needs to take it easy.
Spill the beans | 泄漏秘密
You spent a whole hour in the boss's office. Is he going to give a pay rise? Come on, spill the beans!