1. Earn an honest penny: (来源：英语论坛 http://bbs.englishcn.com)
make money honestly.以正当手段赚钱
Example: Though once a prisoner, Tom is now earning an honest penny by being a regular truck-driver.
2. Earn one's living:
gain money by working.赚钱过生活
Example: Some uneducated and unskilled people earn their living by doing manual work.
3. Ears burn:
feel embarrassed at hearing people talk about you.耳朵发烧（指遭人说坏话而难堪）
Example: Jessie overheard people commenting badly on her and this made her ears burn.
4. Ease off/up
become less strong, less severe.减轻、缓和
(1). The toothache has eased off .
(2). It looks as if the rain is beginning to ease off.
(3). Tell them to ease up and not to work so hard.
(4). Please ease off on the workers; they are getting tired.
5. Facts and figures:
Example: In the report, please include all the facts and figures as long as they are true and reliable.
6. Fade away/out:
(i) become fainter.散开
Example: The music in the hall faded away after a while.
Example: She was so nasty that the interviewers faded her out and sent
for someone else.
7. Faint heart never won fair lady:
a timid or discouraged person won't get the best of anything in life.怯懦的
Example: Try again! Faint heart never won fair lady, or anything worth
8. Gain access to a place:
enter a place.进入某处
Example: You can gain access to the house through this gate.
9. Gain/obtain currency:
become widely known or very common; be believed or accepted.传开
Example: Reports concerning bad government affairs often gain currency
in foreign press.
10. Handsome is as handsome does:
a good heart is more important than good looks.行为美才是真美
Example: He looks ugly, but he treats all very well. Handsome is as
11. Handy for something:
near something; something is easily reached.离……很近（非常方便）
Example: My apartment is in a convenient location handy for shops and
12. In a daze: