Anonymous asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago


plz make a correct sentence for each of them with a short explantion of its meaning, thanX.

1fall a victim to

2happen to

3high time

4hard put

5in one's way

6make do with


Hi, Elisa,

Thank you for sentenses and clear explanation. Do you know any easy-to-use online dictionaries that offer "phrases consulting" functions? Plz tell me, I can't find one. Most the online one only supply words meanings.

2 Answers

  • Elisa
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    1. Fall a victim to (meaning: A person or thing destroyed in the pursuit of an object or in gratification of a passion)

    She fell a victim to jealousy and completely ruined their relationship.

    => This means that: Their relationship was destroyed because of her jealousy.

    2. Happen to (meaning: by chance)

    I happened to see her in the mall

    => I saw her in the mall by chance.

    3. High time (meaning: the appropriate time or past the appropriate time)

    It's high time that he got out of bed.

    => He has slept for too long. It is time for him to get out of the bed.

    The expression "It is (high/about) time past verb test" is used to complain about or criticize something or someone:

    It is time that the government took action.

    It is about time that the government took action.

    It is high time that the government took action.

    4. Hard put (meaning: in great perplexity or difficulty)

    We were hard put to finish the examination in one hour.

    => We worked very hard to finish the examination in an hour.

    5. In one's way (meaning: forming a hindrance or obstruction)

    She is determined to become President of the United States , no matter who is on her way.

    => She doesn’t care what the obstacles will be. She will do whatever it takes to become President of the United States .

    6. Make do with (meaning: Make do with - Accept something less satisfactory because there's no alternative)

    There's no coffee, so we'll have to make do with tea.

    => There is no coffee. Even though coffee is our favorite, we will have to drink tea instead.

    2008-04-19 17:21:27 補充:

    I checked the website and found Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Maybe that will be a good source. I did not use that one to answer your questions. But searching the internet, this one looks very comprehensive.

    Source(s): Myself. Studied English abroad at the age of 11. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992.
  • Lydia
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    what happen to this answer?

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