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        ?WORDS AND USAGE

        2021-05-24 04:23:55大公报
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          ?Keep (all) your wits about you (idiom) -

        To pay attention and be ready to react.(保持清醒,随时应变)

          Examples:

          1. Cycling is potentially very dangerous in the city - you have to keep your wits about you.  

          2. Luckily, my father kept his wits about him and saved us from the fire.

          ?Not bear thinking about (idiom) -

          To be too shocking or unpleasant to think about.(难以想像)

          Examples:

          1."What if she'd been driving faster?""It doesn't bear thinking about."  

          2.What had happened to her before dying did not bear thinking about.

          ?The crux (noun) -

          The most important or serious part of a matter, problem, or argument.(关键,要害)

          Examples:

          1.The crux of the country's economic problems is its foreign debt.  

          2.The crux of the trial was his whereabouts at the time of the murder.

          ?Rack one's brain(s) (idiom) -

          to strain in mental effort, esp to remember something or to find the solution to a problem.(绞尽脑汁,搜肠刮肚)

          Examples:

          1. I've been racking my brain all day but I can't remember her name.  

          2. He racked his brains all weekend trying to think of a solution to the problem.

          ?Above all else (idiom) -

          Used to emphasise that a particular thing is more important than other things.(高於一切)

          Examples:

          1. Above all else I hate the cold.  

          2. Many people value money above all else.

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