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Old timer

2014-08-14 15:44
An old timer is someone old and especially senior in ranking and experience.

Guilty pleasure

2014-08-14 10:59
Guilty pleasures are one’s peculiar, often secret pleasures, things we do that are pleasurable but which make us feel guilty at the same time.

Pancake people

2014-07-30 13:40
Pancake people, an Internet-age term itself, is obviously an apt one to describe young people of the Facebook and Weibo era.

Go to the mat for somebody

2014-07-23 09:22
Going to the mat is originally a sporting term, the mat being a large piece of thick, soft cushion on which players wrestle each other.

Go to the balcony

2014-07-17 10:37
By taking the time to go to the balcony, they may be able to avoid making rash, stupid, heat-of-the-moment decisions.

Yes men

2014-07-09 09:47
Yes men are people who, in short, say “Yes” all the time.

Call the shots

2014-07-02 13:15
In other words, they’re the ones who make the decisions, not you.

Carry the day

2014-06-25 10:16
I mean, if you want to find out more about American Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and her views, please do.

Asia pivot

2014-06-18 13:47
If you stand on one foot, this foot is the pivot which allows you to turn round and round without losing balance.


2014-06-11 13:35
That means sending troops to Iraq leads to the gradual loss of American credibility in the world.

tell-tale fingerprints

2014-05-29 16:45
Tell-tale? Tell the tale. That is, fingerprints that tells the story (tale) of the crime.

pluck a brand from the burning

2014-05-22 13:40
If you want to pick a piece of burning wood from the fire with your hand, you risk your hand getting burned also.

for the sake of it

2014-05-14 16:10
If you do something for the sake of it, you do it without actually intending to do it that way. In other words, you do it without giving it much thought.

She's fair game!

2014-05-07 14:09
Now that she’s turned 18, she’s considered an adult. Therefore, the beautiful girl is now the target of everyone.

break a sweat

2014-05-04 14:10
Anyways, if you achieve something without breaking sweat, you do it without much trouble or effort.

dance on its grave

2014-04-23 16:23
Little wonder then, that at least some people are dancing on its grave.

Longevity has its place.

2014-04-17 17:02
So therefore, do what the speaker seems to be doing. Bother not about how long you are going to be alive. Just do what you’re supposed to.

lose three stone是什么意思?

2014-04-10 13:53
She has not lost three precious stones in the form of jade or diamond. Nothing like that. Instead, she’s lost about 20 kilos in weight.

vintage mother

2014-04-02 11:09
Vintage originally is term in wine making, descriptive of a good quality wine made in a particular year.

down the road

2014-03-26 14:00
Down the road means further down the road, as if one is walking down a country road.

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