1、break new ground 创新、突破的意思
His architectural design broke new ground in the field. (他的建筑设计是这个领域里的创新。)
例：As Google continues to break new ground at a tremendous rate, perhaps the button will give some impact on the Nostalgic.谷歌一直都在以惊人的速度创新，但是移除这个按钮可能会对一些怀旧的人产生影响。
2、do the trick 做成功;达到理想的结果
——I’ve been trying to get the furnace started, but I can’t find the right switch. (我尽力想让炉子燃起来，可不知道该按哪个键。)
——Here, I believe this one in the back will do the trick. (这里，我相信后面按这个键，可以让炉子燃起来。)
例：If your friends are too busy to meet for lunch, a short phone call can do the trick要是你的朋友太忙而无法一起吃午饭，一个简短的电话也能起到很好的效果。
3、drag one's feet 行动缓慢;磨磨蹭蹭不情愿
——How’s Bob coming along on his dissertation proposal? (Bob的论文计划进展地怎么样了?)
——He’s really been dragging his feet. (他很磨蹭的。)
The union is dragging its feet on agreeing to a settlement. They think the company is getting desperate to get people back to work because Christmas is coming and that's our busiest time of year.工会拖拖拉拉地不肯就解决方案达成协议。他们认为，公司一定会迫不及待地要雇员回去工作，因为圣诞节快来了，这是我们一年最忙的时候。
4、draw the line 拒绝，拒不容忍
——Paul expects me to clean the room every week.(Paul想让我每周打扫房间。)
——That’s where I draw the line.(可是我绝对不会答应的。)
例如：Where do you draw the line between open discussion of project expectations, including the failure or perceived failure of initial project goals, and potentially disastrous opinion-making?
5、feel down in the dumps 心情不好;情绪低落
——Kate was really feeling down in the dumps about her latest chemistry assignment.
I burned midnight oil yesterday. So I feel down in the dumps today.
例如：If they do feel down in the dumps though, they are also more likely to turn to a general practitioner rather than family for help.如果他们确实感到抑郁，他们也更倾向于向普通科医师而不是家人求助。
6、few and far between 不多;少而分散的;不常碰到或发现的;稀少的
——Steve is really a terrific guy. (Steve真是不简单。)
——He sure is. Ones like him are few and far between. (当然。像他那样的人可不多见。)
例如：If you wait for inspiration to slap you in the face, your work sessions will be few and far between.