可乐姨精选写作地道短语（必背）2021-02-01 18:22:33 发布 来源：Chole 阅读量:361
1: A means to an end– a way of achieving a goal
Example: Raising taxes is just a means to an end. Although citizens may initially express dissatisfaction with allocating more of their income to the government, increased revenue would mean the nation could provide healthcare for all, which leads to a happier and more productive society.
2: If you will– This phrase can be used when asking the reader to do something
Example: Imagine, if you will, a university which guaranteed equal numbers of males and females in all classes.
3: Ill-gotten gains– money/profits which were obtained unfairly, or, even, illegally
Example: I would posit that the profits made by institutions from international students are ill-gotten gains. Foreign pupils should not be asked to pay a higher sum than local individuals.
4: In droves– a large amount gathering very quickly, usually describing people
Example: Every time Apple releases a new device, consumers purchase it in droves.
5: Since time immemorial– something has been happening for an extremely long time
Example: Since time immemorial, children have wished they could be more like adults. However, this wish revolves around the freedom they perceive their elders as having, not the responsibilities.
6. beat around the bush. -- Get to the point of what you want to say. Don’t approach something indirectly.
Example：When it comes to the sensitive issues， she is always beating around the bush instead of hitting the nail on the head
7. hit the nail on the head- do sth with accuracy and precision
Example： You‘ve spotted the mistake.You just hit the nail on the head.
8. cross that bridge when one comes to it. No bridge to see.----- But it means to worry or take action about something when the time comes and not before.
Example: It is advised to cross the bridge when one comes to it because over-concern is totally meaningless