1. be sick for = be eager for = long for = hunger for
= thirst for = crave for 渴望
He is sick for home.
2. stay up = sit up = burn the mid-night oil 熬夜
I stayed up late last night reading novels.
3. at/in one sitting 一口氣
I finished the book at one sitting.
4. judging from 依~來判斷
Judging from her accent, she must be a Japanese.
5. at stake = in danger 有危險
His reputation is now at stake.
6. step by step 漸漸地；一步一步地
Follow the instructions step by step.
7. slow down 減速
Slow down before you reach the intersection.
8. stay put 待在原處
I was told to stay put.
9. specialize in 專攻
He specializes in medicine.
10. in high spirits = in good spirits 興高采烈
I am in high spirits because I came in first (place).
1. stand for 代表
What does that symbol stand for?
2. stick to 堅持；繼續
You must stick to your promise.
3. on strike 罷工
The train drivers are all on strike.
4. take steps/measures 採取措施
The government has been taking steps to improve Taipei’s
5. be subject to+ N 易罹患；隨時會；受~約束
Prices are subject to changes without further notice.
6. suffer ( from ) 為~所苦；遭受 ( 苦難 )
I often suffer from stomachaches.
7. take after = resemble 相像
He takes after his father in appearance.
= He looks like his father.
8. take sb. / sth. + for 認為；當作
Do you take me for a fool?
9. take up 佔用；專攻；研習
This small box won’t take up too much room.
I want to take up painting next semester.
10. talk sb. into 說服某人去做 ~
He talked me into investing in that company.
1. talk sb. out of 說服某人不要去做 ~
He talked me out of buying a new car.
2. tell/distinguish A from B 區分A 與B
= tell/distinguish between A and B
= tell A and B apart
Can you distinguish between the twin brothers?
3. in terms of 從~觀點；就~而言
Your proposal is not feasible in terms of our budget.
4. be through with 不再；與~絕交
She said she was through with singing.
John is so stuck-up and self-inflated that I want to be
through with him.
5. through thick and thin 共患難
I’ll be with you through thick and thin.
6. tune in to 收聽（電台的）節目
I always tune in to ICRT at 12:00 p.m. to hear the news.
7. as a rule of thumb 根據經驗
As a rule of thumb, you should plant the seeds in spring.
8. for the time being 暫時
For the time being you will have to stay here.
9. touch off 觸發
His speech touched off a political debate in Congress.
10. take turns 輪流
We took turns driving the car.