1.scratch the surface ?约略带过
Greg: I’ve told you a little about my trip. But I only scratched the surface because there’s so much more to tell.
Judy: That’s OK. You can tell me more about it next time.
2.get out of one’s rut ?脱离不愉快的状况或无趣的例行公事
Benji: I need to get out of this rut. I need a big change in my life. Everything is so boring.
Linda: Why don’t you go to the States to study for a change?
3.blow something out of proportion ?夸大某事的重要性
Vincent: I think I’ll have to start the experiment again.
Helen: Wait a second! Don’t blow this out of proportion. I didn’t say that you needed to redo the whole thing. I just said you need to work more on one part of it.
4.get through to someone ?把想法传递出去，与某人沟通
Jeff: How can I get through to you? Why won’t you believe me?
John: It’s not that I don’t believe you. It’s just that I don’t agree with you.
5.be wiped out ?极为疲倦
Joey: I’m wiped out. I spent five hours on this assignment.
Allen: I’d be wiped out, too.
6.be stretched out ?延伸，衣服变形
Kevin: Look! My sweater is all stretched out.
Karen: Did you put it in the washing machine?
Kevin: Yes, I did.
Karen: That’s why. You should’ve washed it by hand.
7.nothing to write home about ?没什么特别的
Anne: I heard you ate at the fancy restaurant on the Elm Street. How was it?
Joey: The food’s nothing to write home about, but the service is quite good.
8.have no bearing on something ?与某事没什么关联
Howard: What were you talking about at the meeting? It had no bearing on the issue we discussed.
Jennifer: I think it did. I’ll explain it to you later.[separator]
9.music to one’s ears ?令人愉悦的消息或话语