1） a big time：尽兴，高兴的时刻
e.g. I had a big time there.
the big time：第一流，最高级
e.g. Don’t worry, you are in the big time now.
2） according to：按照，根据
e.g. They were commended or criticized according to their work.
e.g. The thermometer rises or falls according as the air is hot or cold.
3） admit to：承认
e.g. I have to admit to a dislike for modern music.
admit sb.(in) to：允许某人进入某地或加入某组织、行业
e.g. They have admitted me into their club.
4） all for：完全赞成
e.g. I am all for holding a meeting to discuss it.
e.g. They could not open the box for all their forces.
5） all in all：总的`说来
e.g. All in all, it is a success.
e.g. He was all in, but he stuck it out.
6） as it is (was)：照目前的情况来看
e.g. As it is, we shall be able to complete our task in time.
as it were：可以说，姑且这样说
e.g. He is, as it were, a walking dictionary.
7） as much as：几乎，实际上
e.g. By running away he as much as admitted that he had taken the money.
e.g. It is as much our responsibility as yours.
8） as well：也，还是……为好
e.g. He gave me advice, and money as well.
Since you have begun to do it, you may as well finish it.
as well as：不仅……而且，除……之外
e.g. With television, we see a picture as well as hearing sound.
Small towns as well as big cities are being rapidly industrialized.
9） at one time从前某个时期
e.g. At one time, we met frequently.
at a time：每次，一次
e.g. You can borrow only two books at a time.
10） attach to：属于，归因于
e.g. No blame attaches to him.
attach oneself to：参加，加入
e.g. He attached himself to the group of climbers.
11） be a credit to：为……增光
e.g. I hope you will be a credit to your school.
do credit to：为……增进荣誉
e.g. This piece of work does credit to you.
12） bear in mind：记住
e.g. I hope you will bear in mind all I am saying.
have in mind：考虑
e.g. Don’t give your confidence to others regarding the plan you have in mind.
13） begin with：以……为起点
e.g. He advised me to begin with something easy.
to begin with：首先
e.g. To begin with, we must consider the problem from all sides.
14） build up：逐步建成，增强
e.g. They are trying hard to build up an independent economy.
He went for an ocean voyage and built up his health.
e.g. Let’s build on your idea.
We shall build on your supporting us.
15） by day：在白天
e.g. Most of them work by day and study by night.
by the day：（指工作报酬等）按日计算
e.g. Will you pay me by the day or by the hour?
16） can but只好……罢了
e.g. We can but try to make him see how unreasonable he has been.
e.g. I cannot but tell her the truth.(=I cannot help telling her the truth)
17） come forth：出现，发行
e.g. Many new things are coming forth..
Do you know that a set of new stamps has come forth?
They have come forward with an offer to help.
The matter was deferred at last evening’s meeting, but will come forward at our next session.
18） compare … to比拟（指出其中的相似点）
e.g. Man’s life is often compared to a candle.
compare … with：把……和……相比（指出其不同之处）
e.g. He compared his camera with mine.
19） consist in：包含在……中
e.g. Happiness consists in good health.
e.g. The apartment consisted of two rooms and a kitchen.
20） end on：两端相碰，正对
e.g. The two ships collided each other end on.
We shouldn’t place the bicycles end on.
e.g. Place the box on end.
She often works for 20 hours on end.
21） familiar to：某事为某人熟知
e.g. There were facts not familiar to me.
e.g. He is familiar with English, German and French..
22) feel for sb.：同情某人，为某人难过
e.g. I feel for you in your sorrow.feel for sth：（用手、脚、棍子等）摸索，寻找某物
e.g. She felt under the pillow for her watch.
23) for a moment：片刻，一会儿
e.g. She was silent for a moment, weighing in her mind the pros and cons.
for the moment：此刻、暂时
e.g. I cannot recall his name for the moment.
24) get down：下去，下来；写下来
e.g. The bus was so jammed that I could not get down.
Here’s the telephone number I got down for you.
get down to：认真着手进行处理
e.g. It is no good shirking the job, it will have to be got down to.
25) get into trouble with sb.：遭到某人的（训斥等）
e.g. Poor Tom is always getting into trouble with the boss.
get sb. into trouble：使某人陷入困境
e.g. The letter got me into trouble.
26) give sb. a hand：帮助某人或参与某人做某事
e.g. Give me a hand with the cleaning, please.
give sb. one’s hand：与某人握手
e.g. She gave me her hand and wished me a good trip.
27) go through：检查，搜查；通过，穿过
e.g. They went through our luggage at the customs.
It took us a whole week to go through the great forest.
go through with：把……坚持到底
e.g. We should go through with the experiment now we’ve started.
28) good for：有益于
e.g. This book is good for your English study.
e.g. The lost money was gone for good.
29) have a fancy for：爱好，喜爱
e.g. She has a fancy for nice clothes.
have a fancy that：猜想，认为
e.g. I have a fancy that he will come tonight.
30) head up：领头；领导
e.g. A band headed up the parade.
Mr. Jones will head up the new business.
e.g. Heads up, now! You can do better than that.
31) in a way：在某种程度上
e.g. In a way, it is an important book.
in the way：妨碍，挡路
I will visit you next weekend if there is nothing in the way.
32) in black：穿黑色衣服
e.g. Arabian women are always dressed in black clothes.
in the black：赢利，赚钱
New production methods put the company in the black.
33) in charge of：负责
e.g. Who is in charge of this work?
in the charge of：照护
e.g. The patients are in the charge of the nurse.
34) in hand：控制
e.g. There was a little rioting, but the police soon had the situation in hand.
e.g. He handed in his resignation in protest against it.
35) in one’s honor：向……表示敬意或感谢
e.g. The day was kept as a holiday in honor of victory.
on one’s honor：用人格担保
e.g. We were on our honor not to cheat on the exam.
36) in possession of：占有
e.g. He is in possession of this house.
in the possession of：被占有
e.g. The keys are in the possession of the door keeper.
37) in spirit：在内心，在精神上
e.g. In spirit, at least, these laws were very fair.
e.g. He is in poor spirits because of his failing in the exam.
38) keep up：继续，保持
e.g. They entered into a correspondence which was kept up for almost ten years.
keep up with：与……齐步前进，跟上
e.g. With their help, he has kept up with the class.
39) look about：环视
e.g. He looked about him with great interest.
look about for：四处寻找
e.g. She was looking about for the key she had just lost.
40) look up：向上看
e.g. He looked up and nodded to me.
look up to：尊敬
e.g. It must be rewarding to be looked up to by so many people.
41) make one’s way：开路
e.g. As soon as he saw us, the teacher made his way through the crowd to greet us.
make one’s way to：向……走去
e.g. In the evening we made our way to the appointed meeting place.
42) measure to：测量到某一精度
e.g. Measure this part to mm.
measure up to：够得上，可以匹敌
e.g. The new techniques measure up to advanced