以下是我从大二以来利用课余时间从《综合教程》，《泛读教程》，《新编英语语法教程》，视听说，《Time 单挑1000》，《呼啸山庄》，《高级阅读教程》，《高级口译教程》，《英语修辞学》，《汉译英词语手册》，《英译中国现代散文选（一）》，《The Economist》等书里积累的英汉互译的短语和句子（适合笔译），以红体字部分为主；由于时间仓促，故不能做到很好的分类，而且有些句子的翻译未必是最佳的，套路式的译法，所以在具体语境和语体中应该灵活的使用这些地道表达。如有错误还请热心读者踊跃指出，谢谢！（备注：此博文会不断更新，直到全部整理完为止）
Darkness falls quickly in the tropics.
The letter was devoid of warmth and feeling.
The idea of eating meat was repugnant to her.
Growing levels of pollution represent a serious health hazard to the local population.
When the young man heard that his friend was going to the city, he decided, on the spur of the moment, to accompany him.
By a stroke of fortune, he found work almost immediately.
What with the cold weather and my bad leg, I haven't been out for weeks.
Nuclear testing was resumed in defiance of an international ban.（这句话中的“尽管”没有简单地译成although，而是用in defiance of 很好的避免句式单一）
She was still simmering with resentment.【simmer：充满（难以控制的感情，尤指愤怒）】10.这个节目使我们难得地认识到伟大艺术家工作时的情况。
The programme gives us a rare glimpse of a great artist at work.
The company has incurred huge losses over the past 3 years.
Promise not to tell on me!【tell on: 告发；打...的小报告；告...的状】
He dotes on his children.
A family without love is no more than a body without soul.
The jury acquitted him of murder.
Jobs are hard to come by these days.（come by:设法得到或获得）
When she lost all her money, she was determined to keep up appearance.
The new policy was adopted in the teeth of fierce criticism.（与8异曲同工）
These conclusions are totally at variance with the evidence.（at variance with:看法不一；矛盾；冲突）.
A nation must be master of themselves instead of living at the mercy of fate.
France salvaged some pride with a victory over Ireland in Paris.（salvage your pride:挽回尊严）
He has had to wrestle with accusations of corruption.
These figures have been gleaned from a number of studies.
I've always had a soft spot for my old maths teacher.（have a soft spot for sth:偏爱，常指他人不喜欢的人或物）
Two climbers were brought in suffering from exposure.（exposure：挨冻；受寒）
27.朝南的房子：a house with a southern exposure.
The door swing shut with a loud bang.
The latest scandal could swing popular support away from them.
If you earn more, you pay more in tax, so it's all swings and roundabouts.
It was incumbent on them to attend.（incumbent upon/on sb：有责任，必须履行）
Two well-matched teams made this an entertaining game.
The cut was bandaged to stem the bleeding.
Joan breathed in deeply, trying to stem/fight back tears.
The interview reduced him to a nervous wreck.
The princess was there in her capacity as patron of the charity.（in her capacity as，以...身份；职责）
The hospital was held liable for negligence.
The bridge is liable to collapse at any moment.
The sound of the trees rustled in the breeze.
It was just an idle threat.（idle threat=not serious)
The hills merged into the dark sky behind him.
The criticism was totally undeserved.
He has an undeserved reputation for being difficult to work with.
Groups of unemployed people from all over the country marched in procession to the capital. 45.以低价买进高价卖出。
Buy for a song and sell at a good profit.
He's deluding himself if he thinks it's going to be easy.
We are not prepared to compromise on safety standards.（这里的“放松”实际上是指“妥协”的意思）
The novel's success gave rise to a number of sequels.
Trees heavily laden with fruit.
It was a slavish imitation of his professor's work.
Everyone collapsed in fits of laughter.
She smashed the plate in a fit of rage.
She felt awkward about asking to borrow more money.
It was the capital that bore the brunt of the recent flooding.(bear/take the brunt of sth:承受某事主要的压力；首当其冲）
He was first elected at the tender age of 23.
She souldn't be having to deal with problems like this at such a tender age.
I had the dubious pleasure of meeting him last night.
She had the dubious honour of being the last woman to be hanged in England（=it was not an honour at all).
A group of youths exploded out of the door.
Food prices edged up by 0.2% in November.【edge:略为增加（或减少）】
To puncture sb's confidence/complacency/illusions
The rims of her eyes were red with crying.
The death of my father was extremely traumatic for me.
Prodigious feats of bravery/ prodigious memory
She was reeling after several glasses of wine.
I was still reeling from the shock.
When he opened his eyes, the room was reeling.
He talks for hours on end about absolutely noting.（on end：连续地；不断地）69.他这个人怠慢不得。
He is not a person to be trifled with.
She was ambushed by reporters and cameraman.（ambush：伏击）
He had barricaded himself in his room.
Jenny threw himself onto her bed.
Most of the walkers were soaked to the skin.
She turned up the radio to drown out the noise from next door.
The way ahead is strewn with difficulties.
Leaves strewed the path.
Lucy jerked awake from a nightmare.
Lambs frisked in the fields.【frisk:（动物）活蹦乱跳的】
All of the passengers were frisked by the airport police.
The hills were cloaked/shrouded in thick mist.
Porter stretched out on his bed, hands clasped behind his head.
Her eyes were blazing with fury/anger.
This garden, which was constructed during the reign of Emperor Jia Jing of the Ming Dynasty, is the largest garden of its kind in Southern China. Its lotus ponds mirror the mansions, halls, towers and pavilions on the edge, offering visitors picturesque views.
Small children have a short attention span.
Face streaked with tears.
She felt limp and exhausted.
Everyone is treated equally, irrespective of race.
The children were captivated by her stories.
Local people are being pressed into service to help search for the girl.（press sb/sth into service：姑且使用临时凑合）
The automatic doors slid open.
He slid into bed.
The man slid the money quickly into his pocket.
He got depressed and began to let things slide.
Traffic zoomed past us.
I shield my eyes against the glare.
So many thoughts whirled around in her mind.
She savoured the moment with obvious relish.
She is a writer, actress and producer all rolled into one.
Sam keeps dropping hints about what he wants for his holiday.（drop a hint：作出暗示）100.经过10天的谈判，还看不出任何突破性进展的迹象。
After ten days of negotiations, there was still no hint of a breakthrough.
Yellow with a hint of green.
She was tired and out of sorts by the time she arrived home.
I shuddered at the thought of all the trouble I’d caused.
The international community is currently facing an uphill struggle to achieve lasting peace and common prosperity.【uphill battle，struggle，task,etc. 漫长而艰难的，费力的（战斗、斗争、任务等）】
Safeguard national sovereignty, territorial integrity and national dignity.
Topple/overthrow/overturn a regime.
Rectify and standardize the market economic order.
Success or failure hinges on this action.
Balance the intensity of reform against the resilience of the public.
A strong and stable RM
B yuan is in the interest of the whole world.
Coordinating urban and rural developments, effecting east-and-west interaction.
Football mania is sweeping the country.
He is an inspiring teacher with power of molding the student’s character.
Be so panic-stricken as to be scared by the whistle of the wind and the rustle of a leaf.
A destitute family/ a down-and-out family
Lose unfortunately by a small margin.
A casual worker paid on an hourly basis.
Street vendors touting for business.
A twinge of disappointment.
Everything conspired to make her life a misery. 【conspire to do sth/ against sb/sth:似乎共同导致（不良后果）】
The only jarring note was the cheap modern furniture.
Life’s a rich tapestry of emotional experiences.
Why do you always pick on me?
Jordan holds a key position, bordering (on) both Israel and Iraq.
A feeling of mistrust bordering on hatred.
There are palpable differences between the service offered by the two hospitals. 128.我问他近况如何，他有些苦笑不得。=poised between laughter and tears. He pulled a wry face when I asked him how it had gone.
Sizzling summer temperature
Tiredness was etched on his face.
She channeled all her energies into her career.
When I told her what had happened she just grunted and turned to her book. 133.她汗流浃背。
Rivulet of sweat ran down her back.
I could hear him mumbling to himself.
She mumbled an apology and left.
The child was lost and began to whimper.（抽泣，呜咽）
She chuckled at the memory.
He cowered/ huddled up/ curled up in the corner, gibbering with terror.
They pooh-poohed the idea.
A meaty discussion.
The gentle breeze caressed my cheeks and soothed my anger.
The sun peeped out from behind the clouds.
My new shoes squeak.
The mouse ran away squeaking with fear.
Children were running around, squealing with excitement.
Top-notch innovative personnel
Incur no debt, either internal or external.
Be blessed with a large pool of people with management expertise.
I would like to avail myself of this opportunity to discuss with you my tentative thoughts on the prospects of the development of automobile industry.
I would like to offer my congratulations on the successful convening of the conference in Shanghai, which is located on the coast of East China Sea and my sincere thanks to all the members of the organizing committee for their hard work, which has made this conference possible.
No country can develop without international cooperation.
Nothing could show more clearly that China has effectively curbed the spread of SARS.
His hint escaped me for the moment.
Appearances are deceptive.
The thought of returning to his motherland never deserted him.
There can be no growth in economy without political and social stability.
To keep the listener in suspense.
Listen to what a man says and watch what he does; judge a person by his deeds as well as his words.
To take one’s good fortune for granted.
Neither outstanding in speech nor impressive in appearance.
A memory like a sieve.
As futile as pouring water into a sieve.
Leave some things undone in order to get others done.
Do unto someone what he does unto others.
Shallow water makes the greatest sound./ The dabbler in knowledge chatters away. / The wise man stays silent.
Be strict with oneself and lenient towards others.
Be insatiable in learning and tireless in teaching.
One careless move may lose the whole game.
By nature, people are nearly alike; but by practice, they get to be far apart.
With conclusive and irrefutable evidence.
A faded flower and a withered willow—lost beauty.
All neglected matters call for attention./ Many tasks remain to be undertaken./ All the frustrated projects are now restarted.
Help effect a compromise.
To hear both sides makes you enlightened and to hear one side makes you benighted.
Be supremely excellent/reach the peak of perfection.
Make an indiscreet remark under the influence of alcohol.
Obedience is better than courtesy.
Friendship grows from an exchange of blows./ No discord, no concord.
Both parties claim to be in the right.
The wind was moaning through the trees.
She floated down the steps to greet us.;
He pulled a wry face when I asked him how it had gone.
She had been nagging him to paint the fence.
He delivered his words in slow, measured cadence.
The room was decorated in vibrant reds and yellows.
Try not to let your mind wander.
Her thoughts wandered back to her youth.
She let her gaze wander.
Don’t wander off the subject—keep to the point.
His gaze roamed over her.
Her eyes roamed the room.
Elderly people are easy prey for dishonest salesman.（easy prey：容易受骗者；）194.冒牌社会福利工作员不断坑害独居老人。
Bogus social workers have been preying on old people living alone.
The thought that he could have helped more preyed on his mind.（prey on sb’s mind:萦绕心头；使耿耿于怀）
She edged a little closer to me.
I edged nervously past the dog.
She can be very trying at times.
These are trying times for all of us.
Our horses plodded down the muddy track.（plod along:艰难地行走；吃力地行走）
I watched her plodding her way across the field.
The fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar year is the Dragon Boat Festival, which is celebrated
in memory of / in commemoration of Qu Yuan, an ancient poet and loyal minister, who was expelled（exiled）by the muddleheaded king and then he drowned himself.
The Spring Festival is the Chinese Lunar New Year, the date is determined by the lunar calendar and it usually falls on a day in the first half February.
And an intense feeling of autumn will of itself well up inside you.
The faint fragrance of foliage in the air awoke me to a full sense of life.
Thus the gathering dark often finds me hastening home in a hurry crowd.
The boat was now wedged between the rocks.
She wedged herself into the passenger seat.
So I swam, presumably because of the long distance of foreigners from Sichuan, before an undeservedly large and enthusiastic audience.
There was a great round of applause when the dance ended.
The old man’s face is branded with the lines of pressure and exhaustion that have accumulated over the years.
They live in a rambling old house in the country.
I’m a Londoner, born and bred.
She is reveling in the adulation of the media.
People were jostling, arguing and complaining.
We managed to jostle our way to the front.