Advanced English. Book One Lesson Three Blackmail By Arthur Hailey. Arthur Hailey. The author of a number of bestselling novels, Born in Luton, England, in 1920
Lesson Three Blackmail
By Arthur Hailey
A living dog is better than a dead lion.
fancy fresh fruit
to fancy oneself:
Oh, fancy meeting you here!
Fancy his believing it!
Fancy having to wait all afternoon!
Do what I should do in justice (report what I know to police headquarters) and a group of policemen will come over here so fast that you wouldn’t be able to see them moving.
play fair (fair play)
respect for the rules or equal treatment of all concerned
to beat time打拍子
to serve one’s time
to take time by the forelock抓紧时机
to have time (hanging) on one’s hands
to make time腾出时间(做某事)
to be ahead of one’s time
to be behind the times
time and motion study
time belt (zone)
He declared that he would set fire on the company to revenge his best friend Joe. But he had done nothing out of the way yet.
I didn't go to the party for I was afraid that I might say something out of the way.
go out one’s way: try one’s best
We’ll go out of our way to make our foreign guests feel at home.
You needn’t go out of your way on my account.
have it both ways:
If you keep on having it both ways in love affairs, you’ll suffer penalty from both sides.
mend one’s ways:
I’ll mend my ways under the frank criticism of my friends and relatives.
May I have a word with you?
He had words with his brother last night and it seemed that they would never be reconciled .
No word has come from the front.
Please send word as soon as possible.
The boy kept his word.
Trust her. She is a woman of her word.
Never ever go back on your words.
He is a man of few (many) words.
to eat one’s words
She was acting on a hunch.
I have a hunch that something is going to happen.
lick: pass the tongue over sth., typically in order to taste, moisten, or clean it (flame, breeze, wave)look forward to sth with eager anticipation
away from the main streets, esp. in a poor area of a town
boulevard: a wide street in a town or city, typically one lined with trees
avenue: a thoroughfare running at right angles to the streets in a city laid out on a grid pattern
South of the Mason—Dixon line (south of Pennsylvania)
roadblock: a bar, barrier or barricade or other object(s) used for closing a road to stop traffic, an enemy, etc.
blindage: object(s) that is used to hide and protect soldiers or other thing from being seen and attacked
The End Thank you