Parents often faced the choice that either they did what they felt was good for the development of the child or they just let him be.
be single and has no friends or relatives
Though she is single and has no friends or relatives, all the neighbors offer her help/
a helping hand /to help her.
22.固执己见always stick to one’s own opinion
I find it (is) hard to cooperate with those who always stick to their own opinions.
23.刮目相看look at sb. differently/ with new eyes/ regard sb. in a totally different light
He finished a difficult task on his own/independently soon/ shortly after he entered the company, so his colleagues looked at him differently/ with new eyes/regarded him in a totally different light.
have no difficulty/ trouble (in) doing sth.
They had no difficulty finding the warm-hearted man/person.
There is no doubt that.../ It cannot be doubted that
There is no doubt/ It can’t be doubted that travelling broadens one’s mind and enlarge/ improve/ increase one’s knowledge.
He regretted losing/having lost the chance to win a scholarship.
27.后来居上catch up with sb.
Because of illness/Being ill last week, I missed some lessons, but I will try to catch up with others.
strengthen/ enhance one’s cooperation
Our school basketball team will not beat the opponents in the final match/final(s) unless the team members strengthen their cooperation / cooperate well with each other.
As is known to all, …/ It is known to all that
As is known to all, success comes from hard work/diligence, and nothing can be
achieved without efforts/hard work.
It is known to all that his success is entirely/totally/completely due to his hard work.
29.坚守岗位keep to one’s post
例题：无论风多大、雨多急，警察一直坚守在岗位上。(no matter …)
No matter how hard the rain falls and the wind blows, the police keep to their posts.
30.竭尽所能do/ try ones best to do
We should try our best to make the city more beautiful.
have totally different opinion with us
When communicating, we are likely to meet people who have totally different opinions
32.惊人速度incredible rate/ speed
例题：我国到处都是高楼大厦，其发展速度真是惊人。（spring up / incredible）
High-rise apartment buildings have sprung up everywhere in China at an incredible
rate / speed.
33.聚精会神be absorbed in
I was so absorbed in reading that I didn’t hear my cell phone ringing.
34.困难重重has great difficulty/ be very difficult
例题：虽然困难重重，但他父母还是设法及时赶到了上海。( despite )
Despite / In spite of the great difficulty, his parents managed to get to/ arrive in/ reach Shanghai in time.
35.屡见不鲜appear so frequently
This kind of accident appears on media so frequently that effective measures are
being made to prevent it (from ) happening again.
36.抵制诱惑resist the temptation of
He failed to resist the temptation of the delicious food in the reception and ate a lot.
37.旗鼓相当be equal to sb. in sth.
Though he is equal to me in skill and experience, either of us is likely to win the
work cooperatively/ with combined efforts
So long as / If we work cooperatively / with combined efforts, we will be able to
solve/ work out the technical problems.
39.千载难逢a rare/ golden chance
Now that the tickets for economy class are popular, we should call the booking/ticket office to inquires soon as possible，making sure that we won't miss/lose the golden Chance.
Children had to compete with each other since they were very young, which brought
them increasing psychological pressure.
be getting worse/ become worse and worse
Unusual weather indicates that our living environment is getting worse, which is the warning to us from nature.
The increasingly tense doctor-patient relationship remains to be solved.
42.三言两语in a few words
The rules of the game are too complicated to explain/be explained in a few words.
43.司空见惯be so used to
People are so used to such electronic products as mobile phones and computers that it is hard to imagine what life would be like without them.
44.受到认可be recognized/ received by
In terms of practical effect, the new regulation greatly improved the traffic condition and was recognized by the public.
Although the singer is not well recognized/received by the audience (popular with the audience), he sticks to his own singing style.
sb. benefit from sth. / sth. benefits sb. all your life
A good education benefits you/ is what you can benefit from all your life in your whole life.
46.特长、强项/弱点strong point/ weak point
Young people should be encouraged to choose their careers according to their own
those who play with fire will surely get burnt
They should learn a lesson from this accident that those who play with fire will surely get burnt.
The service there is perfect and umbrellas are borrowed free of charge.
49.一步之遥be just one step away from success
Many losers don’t realize that they are just one step away from success.
50.一无所知be ignorant of sth.
Being ignorant of the electronic products the students are talking about, I find myself left behind.
51.以备不时只需in case of unexpected needs/ that they are needed some day
It is sensible/ wise to learn more skills when young in case of unexpected needs/ (that) they are needed in the future.
52.引人注意、吸引眼球catch one’s attention/ eye
These colorful fruit bowls caught my eye at that time, reminding me of the happy childhood.
53.有求必应be always ready to help
Every time I ask her for advice, she is always ready to help, and explains to my full satisfaction.
54.有所转变have changed to some extent
Although people’s view on cosmetic surgery has changed to some extent, we must acknowledge that risk goes with it/ there is risk.
55.与时俱进keep pace with the times/change with the times
The old find it harder and harder to keep up with the development of modern science.
56.与世隔绝be isolated from the outside world
The village is almost isolated from the outside world, thus lots of local customs are well preserved there.
57.援助之手reach out your hands in aid of sb./ give sb. a helping hand
Reach out your hands in aid of those（who are）in trouble and you’ll find your life more meaningful.
Though she is single and has no friends or relatives, all the neighbors offer her help/ a helping hand /to help her.
58.乍一看at the first sight/ glance of sth.
At the first sight, there is nothing special about the watch, but in fact it is a mobile phone.
59.志同道合have a common goal/ similar ideals and beliefs
He and I have a common goal/ have similar ideals and beliefs/ share the same views
and are similar in age and family background, which I think is the reason why we have become good friends.
60.山高林密 the high mountains and thick forests
Despite the high mountains and thick forests, the doctors and nurses rushed to the scene of the accident for the rescue/to carry out the rescue.