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A Drop In The Bucket = hạt muối bỏ biển.
"I'd like to do something to change the world but whatever I do seems like a drop in the bucket."
A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned = 1 xu tiết kiệm cũng như 1 xu làm ra
"I'm going to give you $20 but I want you to put it in the bank; a penny saved is a penny earned!"
A Piece Of Cake = dễ như ăn cháo
"Do you think you will win your tennis match today?" Answer: "It will be a piece of cake."
Actions Speak Louder Than Words = hành động có giá trị hơn lời nói
"Don't tell me how to do this; show me! Actions speak louder than words."
Add Fuel To The Fire = thêm dầu vào lửa
"I would like to do something to help, but I don't want to add fuel to the fire."
Cost An Arm And A Leg = trả 1 cái giá cắt cổ, tốn rất nhiều tiền
"Be careful with that watch; it cost me an arm and a leg."
Arm In Arm = tay trong tay
"What a nice afternoon. We walked arm in arm along the beach for hours."
Beating Around The Bush = vòng vo tam quốc
"If you want to ask me, just ask; don't beat around the bush."
Better Late Than Never = thà trễ còn hơn không
"Sorry I was late for the meeting today; I got stuck in traffic." Answer: "That's okay;better late than never."
Birds Of A Feather Flock Together = ngưu tầm ngưu, mã tầm mã
"Look; the volleyball players are eating at the same table together, as always." Answer: "Birds of a feather flock together."
Bite Your Tongue = cố gắng im lặng
"Whenever that professor says something I don't like, I have to bite my tongue."
Blood Is Thicker Than Water = 1 giọt máu đào hơn ao nước lã
"When my best friend and my brother got in a fight I had to help my brother; blood is thicker than water."
Burn Your Bridges = đốt cầu của mình, tức là tự làm mất đi cơ hội của mình
"I wish you hadn't been rude to that man just now; he is very important in this town and you shouldn't go around burning bridges."
Burning The Candle At Both Ends = vắt kiệt sức ra để làm việc
"Ever since this new project started I have been burning the candle at both ends. I can't take much more of it."
Call It Off = hủy bỏ
"Tonight's game was called off because of the rain."
Curiosity Killed The Cat = sự tò mò có thể rất nguy hiểm
"Hey, I wonder what's down that street; it looks awfully dark and creepy." Answer: "Let's not try to find out. Curiosity killed the cat."