· take a shine to someone一見就中意
She is an animal-lover. She takes a shine to whatever animal she meets.
· give someone the shirt off one's back為某人慷慨解囊，毫不吝嗇的接濟某人
He works in the charity organization and strongly believes that he who gives others the shirt off his back will be blessed by the God.
· lose one's shirt輸得精光
The man didn't leave Las Vegas until he lost his shirt.
· know where the shoe pinches知道問題所在
A wise leader should be one who knows where the shoe pinches and knows what to do with it.
· a shot in the dark瞎猜
I didn't know which button was for TV. I pushed one, and TV was turned on. It was mere a shot in the dark.
· give someone the cold shoulder冷待某人
I hate going to expensive hotels. The receptionist always gives me the cold shoulder when she sees my plain clothes.
· steal the show喧賓奪主
Cinderalla stole the show in the Prince's party.
· side with someone與某人站在一起，支持某人
I'm your friend, but I'm afraid I won't side with you on that issue.
· have a memory like a sieve記性太差
I think a computer notebook will be of great help for me, since I've got a memory like a sieve.
· out of clear blue sky意料
Yesterday, out of a clear blue sky, My landlady gave me a one-day notice, asking me to move out.
· .make a slip of the tongue說走嘴
The class burst into laughter when the teacher made a slip of the tongue. He meant to say "Good morning" to students, but he said "Good afternoon".
· be on the sly辦事狡猾
The boy was smoking in the corner when his father caught him on the sly.