Joey: How could you lose him?
Rachel: I don't know. We were watching TV, and then he pooped in Monica's shoe-
Monica: Wait. He pooped in my shoe? Which one?
Rachel: I don't know. The left one.
Monica: Which ones?
Rachel: Oh. Oh, those little clunky Amish things you think go with everything.
Rachel: (On the phone) Okay, he's a, he's a black capuchian monkey with a white face... (Enter Ross) ...with, with Russian dressing and, and pickles on the side. Okay. Thanks.
Ross: Hey. How did, uh, how'd it go today?
Rachel: Great! It went great. Really great. Hey, is that wine?
Ross: Yeah. You, uh, you want some?
Rachel: Oh, I would love some. But y'know what? Y'know what? Let's not drink it here. I'm feeling kinda crazy. You wanna go to Newark?
Ross: Uh, okay, yeah, we could do that, but before we head offto the murder capital of the North-East, I was, uh, kinda wanting to run something by you. Y'know how we were, uh, y'know, talking before about, uh, relationships and stuff? (Uncorks the wine) Well-
Rachel: Oh God, Ross, I cannot do this.
Ross: Okay, quick and painful. (Starts to cork the wine)
Luisa: Well, maybe that's because you spent four years ignoring me. I mean, would it have been so hard to say 'Morning, Luisa'? Or 'Nice overalls'?
Monica: Oh, I'm- I'm so sorry!
Luisa: Ah, it's not so much you, you were fat, you had your own problems. (To Rachel) But you? What a bitch!
Monica: Be that as it may, d'you think you could just help us out here on that monkey thing? Y'know, just for old times' sake? Go Bobcats?
Luisa: I could... but I won't. If I find that monkey, he's mine. (Leaves)
Phoebe: Dun-dun-duuuur! Sorry.
Chandler: Oh, nononowaitwaitwaitnono! Uh... we may not know anything about radiators per se, but we do have a certain amount of expertise in the heating and cooling... mileu.
Joey: Uh, aren't we kind of in the middle of somethinghere?
Chandler: Yes, but these women are very hot, and they need our help! And they're very hot.
Joey: We can't, alright? (To the women) We're sorry. You have no idea how sorry, but... We promised we'd find this monkey. If you see him, he's about yea high and answers to the name Marcel, so if we could get some pictures of you, you'd really be helping us out.
Ross: Yeah, yeah. Y'know, now that you kicked the sign, hey! I don't miss Marcel any more!
Rachel: Y'know, it is not like I did thison purpose.
Ross: Oh, no no no. Nono, this is just vintage Rachel. I mean, things just sort of happen around you. I mean, you're off in Rachel-land, doing your Rachel-thing, totally oblivious to people's monkeys, or to people's feelings...
Ross: It'll be nice to get this off finally, won't it? Yes it will. (Marcel resists) Or we can leave it on for now, that's fine.
Rachel: Y'know, with the right pair of pumps, that would be a great little outfit.
Ross: Listen, I'm- I'm sorry I was so hard on youbefore, it's just I...
Rachel: Oh, Ross, c'mon. It's my fault, I almost lost your...
Ross: Yeah, but you were the one who got him back, y'know? You, you were great. ...Hey, we uh, we still have that, uh, that bottle of wine. You in the moodfor, uh, something grape?
Rachel: That'd be good.
2. head off：去往
We tried our best to head him off from making a speech because he would reveal confidential in formation．我们竭力阻止他去演讲，因为他会泄露机密的。
He will get into trouble if someone doesn't head him off．如果没有人阻止他，他会惹上麻烦。
They could not think of a good way to head off the inflation．他们想不出一个好办法来阻止通货膨胀。
2）get in front of and stop；turn back or aside超前拦截或截回
The hunters decided to head the animals off．猎人决定拦截这些动物。
Take this small lane and you can head him off at the crossroads．走这条小巷，你就能在十字路口赶到他前面去。
3）divert thought or attention of使思想或注意力转移开去
He tried to head off awkward questions about his past．他设法避开有关他过去情况的尴尬问题。
The thief realized that the police were following him，but he succeeded in heading them off at the junction．小偷发现警察在跟踪他，可是他在十字路口把他们甩掉了。
3. Be that as it may：即使如此，尽管那样；话虽如此
Be that as it may, I did follow up.
I know you don't like him but be that as it may, you can at least be polite to him.
Be that as it may, we do not vouch for his ability to pay.
Be that as it may, in practice these principles are likely to be interpreted so as to lead to the same ideas about the observed universe.
Be that as it may, the Chinese literature did, occasionally, capture the imagination of the Western readers and revealed to them the Chinese soul. Until he learns these things, he will write as though he stood among and watched the end of man.
Be that as it may, the Nikkei is the household name for those watching Japanese stocks, which gives Thomas hope that his fund will over time attract a substantial following.
4. in the middle of something：有事；正在忙
例句：Sorry, I can't go to the party with you now——I'm in the middle of something.
in the middle of something的字面意思是在……事情的中间，说的是某人正在忙于做某事时，结果出现了另一件事需要他去处理，但他又根本抽不出时间或腾不出手脚。
Are you in the middle of something? 主要是问一个人现在是否在正忙。而Are you busy? 则可能是问某人近来或一段时间以来忙不忙。
5. on purpose：故意地
on purpose 和by design 是“有意地”、“故意地”意思，相当于intentionally、deliberately 或purposely 的意思。
1）I was making a general reference. It was really not aimed at you on purpose.
2）She sometimes does things on purpose just to annoy me.
3）In fact, I did not about them, because I that he was not doing it on purpose.
4）I hate to see men overdressed; a man ought to look like h e 's put together by accident, not added up on purpose .
5）Wendy wore a low-cut dress by design because she knew it would make her the centre of attention.
6）He became a photographer more by accident than by design.
7）I would believe that his mistake was made by accident rather than by design.
6. I was so hard on you：我刚才对你很凶
It will be hard on her when the children leave.
Don't be hard on the bonny lass.
I think he didn't mean to be hard on you.
The discord of his music was hard on the ear.
Don't be hard on your little sister.
I don't want to be hard on them; they shan't be pressed.
7. in the mood：有兴趣
Be in the mood 想要做某事To feel like doing something
例句：She is not in the mood for playing cards and says she should really be preparing her lecture notes.