1.崭新的 brand new.
He bought a brand new car.
2.太便宜了 be dirt cheap
You bought this watch only for 30 dollars? It’s dirt cheap.
3.费事儿 take a lot of doing
It takes a lot of doing to cook a fish. I wouldn’t like to spend a lot of time washing, salting, stewing and whatnots for the cooking of it.
4.知道底细 have someone’s number
No big talk with me, I have your number.
5.精品 the choicest goods
This shop sells a wide range of watches, all of which are the choicest.
6.了解一下情况 get the lay of the land
The manager said that he would like us to go to Hai Nan and get the lay of the land there before deciding on the investment.
7.掌上明珠 the apple of someone’s eye
Ling Ling is the apple of her grandpa’s eye.
8.让人恶心turn one’s stomach / make one sick
Listening to her and seeing the way of her talking with men really turns my stomach.
9.惹麻烦了 be in a jam
Xiao Zhang’s in a jam now. He was copped out again by the police yesterday.
10.关系很好 be on good terms with
It’s said that Lao Zhang is on very good terms with the minister.
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