Phrasal set 1

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Phrasal set 1
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  1. To ring a bell, to cause someone to remember something.

    e.g. John? The name ~ .
    Strike a chord (with someone)

    e.g. John, the name strikes a chord.
  2. Pants that are unintentionally short in the hem. you can wear them in a flood and they won't get wet. aka floods
    High waters
  3. The promis to abstain of something.
    fa1 shi4 jie4 chu2 mou3 wu4

    e.g. She said she is on diet, and that she has ~ dessert.
    Swear off

    e.g. She said she is on diet, and that she has swore off dessert.
  4. shi2 ti3 men2 shi4

    e.g. Instead of online shopping, he'd prefer  buying books from a ~ store.
    Brick and mortar

    e.g. Instead of online shopping, he'd prefer buying books from a brick-and-mortar store.
  5. zhi1 chi2.

    e.g. we are really happy to ~ this case, as it will send message to other children that they have power.
    Get behind

    e.g. We are really happy to get behind this case, as it will send message to other children that they have power.
  6. A child who must spend at least part of the day alone and unsupervised, as when the parents are away at work.

    yao4 shi2 er2 tong2

    e.g. Jenny's parent are on a business trip to Switzerland so she is going to be a ~ for a week.
    Latchkey child

    e.g. Jenny's parent are going on a business trip to Switzerland so she is going to be a latchkey child for a week.
  7. gu1 qie3 xiang1 xin4

    e.g. Despite being lied for a couple of times, he decided to ~ John ~.
    Take somebody at their word.

    e.g. Despite being lied for a couple of times, he decided to take John at his word.
  8. To get a chance to do something that you would like to do or to succeed in something (usually negative)

    e.g. The other team is so much better than us. We didn't ~.
    Get a look in.

    e.g. The other team is so much better than us, we didn't get a look in.
  9. To add a comment to the discussion.

    e.g. He decided to ~ during the Q&A session.
    Chime in

    e.g. He decided to chime in during the Q&A session.
  10. The school, college, or university that one has attended.

    Mu3 Xiao4
    Alma mater
  11. To live or act in accordance with
    To prove equal to.

    e.g. The British ~ their reputation of being maniac consumer during Christmas holiday.
    Live up to

    e.g. The British live up to their reputation of being maniac consumer during Christmas holiday.
  12. Of or pertaining to a small retail business, usually owned and operated by members of a family

    jia1 zu2 shi4 ye4

    e.g. Soon after our graduation, John went back to his hometown to run his ~ company.
    Mom-and-pop

    e.g. Soon after our graduation, John went back to his hometown to run his mom-and-pop company.
  13. a hollow or depression in a surface, as from a blow. to make a small amount of progress with something.

    e.g. I've been sweating whole day, and I have hardly made ~ in my work.

    e.g. Whatsapp has failed to ~ much ~ in China markte.
    Make a dent in

    e.g. I've been sweating whole day, and I have hardly made a dent in my work.

    e.g. What'sapp has failed to make much a dent in China market
  14. State an opinion or do something which is very different to most other people.

    e.g. We are ~ claiming that his idea is not constructive.
    Go out on a llimb

    e.g. We are going out on a limb claiming that his idea is not constructive.
  15. tong2 shi2, tu1 ran2,

    e.g. ~ we found ourselves surrounded by school students.

    e.g. Everything just seems to have happened ~
    All at once

    e.g. All at once, we found ourselves surrounded by school students.

    e.g. Everything just seems to have happened all at once.

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