1. forty winks
1. 白天小睡;尤指打盹儿,午睡(非正式用语)

If you have forty winks, you have a short sleep, or a nap.
如果你have forty winks,那表示你小睡,小憩一会儿。

E.g. If I have a late night I sometimes catch forty winks on the train on the way to work.

2. a ballpark figure | a ballpark estimate
2. 大概的数字

If you give a ballpark figure or a ballpark estimate, you give a number which you think is fairly close to the actual one.

E.g. We don't know the exact cost, but a ballpark figure would be around six million dollars.

3. a one-track mind
3. 单一的头脑,死心眼儿

If someone has a one-track mind, they spend most of their time thinking about one subject.

E.g. Brian's had a one-track mind since he started his own company. All he thinks about now is business and making money.

4. against all odds | against all the odds
4. 尽管极为不利,尽管有极大的困难

If you do something against all odds, or against all the odds, you do it even though there were many problems and it didn't seem possible to do.

E.g. No-one thought we could do it but, against all the odds, we won the Olympic gold medal.

5. back to square one
5. 从头再来;回到原始状态

If you have to go back to square one, you have to stop and start again, usually because something isn't working as well as expected.

E.g. We were going to start the new company next month, but it's back to square one now that Omar has changed his mind about investing in it.

6. behind the eight ball
6. 处于困境、危险中(非正式用语)

If you're behind the eight ball, you're in a difficult or dangerous position.
如果你behind the eight ball那表示你处于困境或危险之中。

E.g. The economic recession has really put our new business behind the eight ball. Nobody's spending money.

7. dressed (up) to the nines
7. 打扮的漂亮,穿着整齐(非正式用语)

If you are dressed to the nines, or dressed up to the nines, you are wearing very smart clothes for a special occasion.

E.g. Have you seen Harry? He's dressed to the nines and he looks amazing.

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