bag of tricks The total skills, knowledge, and often secret abilities that a person has (a traditional reference to a magician’s bag). EXAMPLE: To be a successful in today’s competitive business environment, an executive has to use ev...
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back to square one An expression used to mean that it is necessary to stop whatever one has done on a new project and to start again completely. EXAMPLE: When our experimental design for a new solar automobile failed totally on the first...
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avant garde Very modern in style; possibly experimental or self-consciously artistic FRENCH military term “forward guard,” soldiers who lead an attack EXAMPLE: The young employees of the New York advertising agency always wore dramati...
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all in the same boat to be sharing the same difficult circumstances, often with others who would normally be competitors EXAMPLE: When bad weather discouraged tourists from coming to the popular seacoast resort town, the managers of the d...
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blue chip (adj.) a type of stock highly valuesd for its long record of steady or long term earnings; also a valuable property EXAMPLE: The investor bought 100 shares of stock in a blue chip company. 更多 全国英语等级考试、PETS、...
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blow off steam (verb phrase) to release frustration or anger that has been building up; also to celebrate or do something in a loud or noisy way EXAMPLE: After a week of negotiations with the union, the workers decided to have a party and...
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brand x a marketing classification describing a product that doesn't have a highly visible or recognized name like a well-known product or "brand name" EXAMPLE: It was decided to buy brand x because it was less expensive. 更多 全国英语...
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bone of contention (noun) a disagreement, dispute, or argument about something; a strong difference of opinion; a conflict EXAMPLE: A bone of contention was the division of powers between the national and provincial governments. 更多 全国...
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Writing A company is recruiting new employees. Write a letter applying for a position as an assistant accountant. In your letter, please include the following information: 1. the position you apply for; 2. your work experience; 3. the rea...
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Writing A survey conducted in Tianjin found that 98% of high school students and 92% of elementary school students have to spend most of their weekends doing homework. Write an essay of about 120 words. You may include the following point...
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