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2016年全国英语等级考试四级pets4写作常用短语(2)

2016-01-12 15:03

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  hindsight

  Being able to see has already happened; as contrasted with being able to see what will happen in the future. (HUMOROUS, USUALLY SARCASTIC)

  EXAMPLE:

  “When my pompous brother-in-law told me all the business mistakes I made last year, I complimented him on his 20/20 hindsight.”

  24/7

  Reference to any business service that is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  EXAMPLE:

  “Most web hosting companies provide 24/7 technical support to their clients, so clients can be confident that any emergency at any time can be handled promptly.”

  A captain of industry

  An important business executive who is an influential leader. SOMETIMES HUMOROUS

  EXAMPLE:

  “When the mayor began eating lunch here regularly, our downtown restaurant became popular with the city’s most illustrious captains of industry.”

  a fair shake

  A reasonable chance to succeed.

  EXAMPLE:

  “Although he was a little loud and vain, which troubled all of us a bit, we decided to give the new employee a fair shake before criticizing his behavior.”

  a far cry from

  A great distance from (OFTEN FIGURATIVE)

  EXAMPLE:

  “After reading the resort’s colorful brochure we had expected a luxury hotel, but the shabby old hotel was a far cry from our expectations.”

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