1. The best of both worlds – 兩全其美
By working part-time and looking after her kids two days a week, she managed to get the best of both worlds.
2. Speak of the devil – 說曹操，曹操就到
Hi Tom, speak of the devil, I was just telling Sara about your new car.
3. See eye to eye – 觀點一致，達成共識
They finally saw eye to eye on the business deal.
4. Once in a blue moon – 非常罕見，稀有的
I only go to the cinema once in a blue moon.
5. When pigs fly – 絕不可能發生的事
When pigs fly she’ll tidy up her room.
6. To cost an arm and a leg – 非常昂貴的事物
Fuel these days costs an arm and a leg.
7. A piece of cake – 非常簡單的事物
The English test was a piece of cake.
8. Let the cat out of the bag – 說漏嘴，意外透漏秘密
I let the cat out of the bag about their wedding plans.
9. To feel under the weather – 身體不舒服
I’m really feeling under the weather today; I have a terrible cold.
10. To kill two birds with one stone – 一舉兩得，一箭雙鵰
By taking my dad on holiday, I killed two birds with one stone. I got to go away but also spend time with him.
11. To cut corners – 貪便宜，走捷徑
They really cut corners when they built this bathroom; the shower is leaking.
12. To add insult to injury – 雪上加霜，在傷口上撒鹽
To add insult to injury the car drove off without stopping after knocking me off my bike.
13. You can’t judge a book by its cover – 不可以貌取人
I thought this no-brand bread would be horrible; turns out you can’t judge a book by its cover.
14. Break a leg – 助人好運（常用在演員上台表演之前）
Break a leg Sam, I’m sure your performance will be great.
15. To hit the nail on the head – 指出/說中要害
He hit the nail on the head when he said this company needs more HR support.
A) I can’t afford this purse! It _______. I won’t be able to pay my rent!
B) His birthday was supposed to be a surprise! I can’t believe you _____. Now he knows!
C) Ha! John has been promising to paint the house for five years…. Maybe when _______.
D) Yeah, it’ll _______. I need to sign some papers at Jenny’s school anyway so i’ll pick her up for you too.
E) I don’t really like going out to bars anymore. I only go _______.
F) I’m sorry I can’t come into work today. I’m ________. I have a sore throat and runny nose.
G) They tried ________ when installing the pipes for the house and now we have leaks only one month after purchasing it!
H) We missed our flight to Paris because the connecting flight was late and to ______ they made us pay for a new ticket as if it was our fault!
I) I can’t wait to see you perform on stage tonight! ______!
J) Jane is just never on time to work, it’s really annoying. O wow, ______ here she comes…
K) So we’re going to London, then Munich, then we will fly out of Athens, right? Great. I’m so glad to be traveling with someone I _______ with.
L) Wow, she found her dream man and has now landed an amazing job. She really does have ______.
M) OK, she might not be the most attractive but _________. I’m sure she is a sweetheart.
N) I have been trying to figure this out for ages. Thanks so much, you’re right. You _______.
O) I can’t believe that was our test. I think it was easier than some of our homework! It was a ______.
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