M: Jennifer is going to the shore again this weekend.
W: Well, she’s always been a beach person.
a person who likes to go to the beach
2. a bunch of
A bunch of us are getting together to go to the basketball game on Saturday afternoon.
a group of
3. abound in
New Jercy abounds in colonial architecture, battlefields of the revolution, and other historical sites important in the early history.
be rich in
4. adhere to
We will adhere to our plan.
carry out a plan or an operation without deviation:
5. a host of
A host of terms came into use.
a group of
6. a household word
Pearl S. Buck was almost a household word throughout much of her lifetime.
A widely known saying, name, person, or thing
7. a large amount of jjj
a large quantity of
Using many symbols makes it possible to put a large amount of information on a single map.
8. a needle in a haystack
something impossible to do（大海捞针）
W: We are supposed to meet John here at the train station.
M: That’s like looking for a needle in a haystack（干草堆）.
9. a nest egg
A sum of money put by as a reserve
Today the simple piggy bank is seen everywhere as the symbol of saving and frugality, for putting away funds for a rainy day, or building a nest egg (money saved for emergencies) for life’s sudden money needs.
10. a rainy day jjj
A time of need or trouble
they put away funds for a rainy day, or building a nest egg (money saved for emergencies) for life’s sudden money needs.
11. a range of 广泛的
She created a range of广泛的 sculptures in different styles in the 1940’s.
12. a rare treat
M: This casserole砂锅菜 really tastes good. I guess that’s because the vegetables in it are fresh instead of canned.
M: I know. Kind of a rare treat in this cafeteria.
13. a rule of thumb
A useful principle having wide application but not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable in every situation.
This basic chemical knowledge, which was applied in most cases as a rule of thumb, was nevertheless dependent on previous experiment.
14. a scorcher
a hot day
Hew! It’s a real scorcher today.
15. a selection of
The jewelry store doesn’t have a good selection of watches.
16. a series of
Reversals of the field give rise to a series of magnetic stripes条纹地带 running parallel to the axis轴 of the rift裂口.
A number of objects or events arranged or coming one after the other in succession.
17. a suite of
Their fossilization required a suite (套) of factors.
18. a torrent of
They brought a torrent of criticism on the experimenter.
19. a trace of
Scientists believe that when the oceans were young they contained only a trace of salt and their level of salinity含盐量has been growing gradually.