1.go up in smoke成为泡影Peter’s vacation plans went up in smoke when a crisis arose in the office.
2.hit the road上路We should probably hit the road. It’s going to take us two hours to get home.
3.shape up表现好，乖You’d better shape up if you want to stay on.
4.scare the shit out of someone吓死某人了Don’t sneak up behind me like that. You scared the shit out of me.
5.pull strings运用关系 （来自于“拉木偶的线”）He pulled some strings and managed to get us front row seats for the concert.
6.come again 再说一遍Come again? I didn’t quite understand what you said.
7.come clean 全盘托出，招供The criminal decided to come clean.
8.spring for 请客Let me spring for dinner.
9.spill the beans 泄漏秘密Don’t spill the beans. It’s supposed to be a secret.
10.stick in the mud 守旧的人Cathy is such a stick in the mud. She never wants to try anythingnew.