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WORDS AND USAGE

•Turn the tide (idiom) -

To change or reverse something dramatically.(扭轉形勢)

Examples:  

1.The votes in the swing state may turn the tide in this election.  

2.He claimed that his government was turning the tide in the war against drugs.

•Hold water (idiom) -

If an argument, reason, or explanation holds water, it appears to be valid and logical. (站得住腳,屬實)

Examples:  

1.It may seem logical, but his argument doesn't hold water.  

2.Her alibi just didn't hold water.

•Be out of the question (idiom) -

if something is out of the question, it is definitely not possible or not allowed.(不可能,辦不到)

Examples:  

1.That is out of the question.  

2.Some of these families are so poor that Christmas presents are out of the question.

•Hold off (phrasal verb) -

To not do something immediately.(推遲,拖延)

Examples:  

1.Let's hold off making a decision until next week.  

2.Buyers have been holding off until the price falls.

•Give and take (idiom) –

To negotiate, bargain, concede and make mutual concessions.(有商有量,互相妥協和讓步)

Examples:  

1.You have to be willing to give and take when you enter politics, otherwise nothing will ever get done.  

2.If we want our friendship to last long, we both have to learn to give and take

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