1. with flying colors 成功
A： How did Ellen do on her American History exam?
B： She passed with flying colors.
2. You can bet your life 当然
A： Will Prof. Smith come to class on time?
B： You can bet your life.
a change of pace 节奏变换
You can’t do these chemistry experiments all day long. You certainly need a change of pace.
3. a far cry from 相距甚远
The published book is far cry from the early manuscript.
4. and how 的确
A： She’s a good dancer.
B： and how.
5. a matter of time 时间问题
It is only a matter of time.
6.a phone call away 一个电话之远，愿意过来帮忙。
If you need my help， do let me know. Just remember I am a phone call away.
7. a while back 不久以前
8.all along 一直
I knew it all along.
9.anything but 绝对不
I was anything but happy about going.
10.account for 解释
How do you account for it?