11、no point 没理由
A：There’s no point in losing temper on me. It’s unfair!
B：What did you do to him?
A：If I did something bad, I wouldn’t blame him for getting angry with me. The point is that I did nothing wrong.
B：Maybe he thought you reported him to the manager.
A：I think it was Jason who stole my document.
A：He’s the only one who left here late.
B：I know him. He’ll never do that sort of thing.
13、mark time 原地踏步；停顿
A：Why did we stop?
B：No, we didn’t really stop. We just marked time.
B：Yeah, we have to pause until we get approval.
14、have seen better days 有过好日子
A：Look, Mrs. Thomas is such a beauty in her early eyes.
B：But Mr. Thomas is short, skinny and ugly.
A：Why do you think Mrs. Thomas married him?
B：He’s certainly very poor now, but I think he’s seen better days.
15、a storm in a teacup 风波；小事引起的轩然大波；小题大做
A：The husband can’t understand why his wife got angry so easily.
B：He’s too careless maybe.
A：No, it’s not that. Actually it’s a storm in a teacup. I also thought it’s the women who is to blame.
B：Anyway the man has to consider his wife’s feelings.
16、the last straw 忍无可忍
A：That was the last straw!
B：Why did you say that? Did your girlfriend do anything wrong?
A：She refused to see me. She must have fallen in love with another guy.
B：I don’t believe it. Talk with her, will you? There must be some misunderstanding between you.
17、make a clean breast of….忏悔
A：You’re restless. Are you in trouble?
B：I’ve done something I shouldn't
A：Then make a clean breast of it, you will feel released.
B：I’ve not decided yet.
18、to my way of thinking 依我看来…..
A：To my way of thinking, I think you behaved rudely before your dad.
B：I couldn’t keep my temper then, poor dad, he must be very sad.
A：How about apologizing now?
B：I hope he can forgive me.
19、the same… as 同….一样
A：Jim, is this the bike you lost?
B：Let me see. No, mine has a special symbol on it.
A：This is the same bike as yours, I think. I can’t tell the difference.
B：If you were the owner, you could.
20、the benefit of doubt (在证据不足情况下)假定某人无辜
A：Who did it?
B：Don’t be so angry, Henry?
A：It must be Robert.
B：Maybe Robert did it, maybe he didn’t. If I were you, I would give him the benefit of the doubt. It’s not so important anyway.