1. all Greek to sb. = beyond sb. 某人無法了解
Marketing is all Greek to her.
2. once (and) for all 僅此一次；斷然地
He came to see me once and for all.
3. answer for = be responsible for 對 ~ 負責任
Who do you think should answer for this accident?
4. answer one’s purpose = serve one’s purpose
This second-hand car will answer our purpose until we can
afford to buy a new one.
5. in answer to = in reply to 應~要求而~
The doctor came at once in answer to our request.
6. aside from = in addition to 除了~之外 ... 還有 ...
. = except for 除了~之外
Aside from a very attractive salary, we also offer you an
excellent working environment.
Aside from the foggy weather, the trip was good.
7. with open arms 竭誠地
They welcomed us with open arms.
8. appeal to sb. 對~有吸引力
This movie does not appeal to me.
9. appeal to + O 向~懇求；訴諸於
The accused appealed to the judge for mercy.
The rioters appealed to violence.
10. watch with folded arms 袖手旁觀
We had a violent argument, but they watched with folded
11. in appearance 外表上
The twin brothers look very much alike in appearance.
12. apply for 申請
I am applying for admission to Stanford University.
13. apply + sth. + to + O 應用；適用
You can’t apply the principles to all cases.
14. apologize to sb. (for sth.) 為~向~道歉
He apologized to me for being so rude.
15. approve of 贊同；同意
cf. disapprove of 不贊同
He doesn’t approve of my studying abroad.
16. under arrest 被捕
Freeze! You are now under arrest.
17. be particular about + O 對~很講究；對~很挑剔
= be choosy about + O
= be picky about + O
She is particular about what she eats.
18. so-called = so to speak 所謂的
I can’t believe that this rascal is the so-called Prince Charming
19. be/feel ashamed of 以~為恥
Aren’t you ashamed of your own behavior?
10. put aside = set aside = put away 擱置；停止；保留
This project will have to be put aside.
We should put aside some money for a rainy day.
20. attend + O 參加 ~
attend school 上學
Did you attend the meeting yesterday afternoon?
Children attend elementary school when they are six.
21. attend sb. 服侍；照料
The nurse is attending the patient.
22. attend to + O 用心；注意；招呼
He never attends to his work.
Many customers are waiting to be attended to at that
23. draw one’s attention 吸引~的注意
That beautiful water-color painting draws many people’s
24. focus on 強調；重視
It is important to focus on character building.
25. do away with 廢除；除去
We should do away with the outdated rules .
26. turn one’s back on 不理采
He never turned his back on me when I needed help.
27. back up = support = stand by 支持；援助
We back up those people’s struggling for freedom and
28. look back on 回顧
Study harder, or else you will be regretful when you look back
on your school life.
29. be based on/upon 依據；本於
The above-mentioned is based on facts.