Cinderella diet

(名詞) 灰姑娘節食法:大量減少食物攝取量以使體型看起來像卡通人物灰姑娘的身材。

注意:這個片語為不可數名詞,與 diet (節食) 的可數名詞用法不同,如 I'm beginning to go on a diet tomorrow and hope to lose five kilograms before Christmas. (明天我要開始節食,希望在聖誕節之前能減掉五公斤)。

引句:
The Cinderella diet aims for a body mass index of 18, which is classified as medically underweight on the BMI scale … “The Cinderella diet is incredibly scary and dangerous. This is a terrifying trend,” [said] Sydney-based dietitian Lyndi Cohen.
[Daily Mail, 26 February 2018]

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land in; land up in; land with; let in on

land * in
(英) 使 (某人) 陷入困境
She landed herself in deep/hot water by lying to the tax office about her earnings. (她因向稅務部門謊報收入而惹上了大麻煩)

land up in +
(英) (尤指在事先沒有計劃的情況下) 最終到達 (某地點) 或結果處於 (某狀況或處境)
When we accepted that ride in Nanjing , we never expected to land up in Beijing. (我們在南京搭那趟便車時根本沒想到會來到北京)
He'll land up in hospital if he carries on drinking like that. (如果他繼續那樣喝酒,他最終一定會被送進醫院)
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keep in with; kill off; kip down; kip down on; knock over

keep in with +
(尤指為得到幫助) 與 (某人) 友好相處,與 (某人) 保持良好關係
I like to keep in with my ex-employer, because you never know when you might need a reference. (我樂於跟前僱主保持良好關係,因為說不定什麼時候可能會需要他的推薦函)
I like to keep in with the school inspectors. (我樂於與督學保持良好關係)

kill * off +
滅絕;殺光
There used to be a lot of wolves around here, but most of them have been killed off. (這一帶以前常有許多狼,但現在牠們大多已遭殺害)
Lack of funding is killing off small theaters. (資金短缺令小劇院紛紛倒閉)
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ice over/up; jog along/on; jump from/out of/off

ice over/up
冰凍;冰封
The pond has iced over. (池塘已結冰)
The river was iced up for most of the winter. (這條河在冬天大部分時間都結冰)

jog along/on
緩慢平穩地進行;無起色或無大進展
His research is jogging along. (他的研究正在緩慢進行中)
For years the business just kept jogging on. (多年來生意僅僅是平平而已)

jump from/out of/off
從...上跳下來
They jump from the plane at about ten thousand feet. (他們從約一萬英尺高空的飛機上跳了下來)
The mother grabbed her daughter and jumped out of the window. (那位母親一把抓住她女兒從窗口跳了出去)

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hollow out; hook into; hose down

hollow * out +
把…挖空;使變空;使中空;掏空
The center of the log has been hollowed out. (圓木的中心被挖空了)
The flood has hollowed out the base of the hotel. (洪水已將飯店的底部掏空了)
The new law has hollowed out local governments. (新法律把地方政府架空了)

hook into +
(將某物) 連接到 (某物)
The new equipment is designed to hook into the most advanced operating systems. (這一新設備係設計來連接到最先進的作業系統)

hook into +
深度地涉及、涉入
Most people are reluctant to hook into these long-term investments. (大多數人都不願意涉入這些長期的投資)

hose * down +
用水管接水淋澆、沖洗 (乾淨) 等
John is hosing down the garden. (約翰正用水管接水澆花園)
The children were covered in mud so we hosed them down. (孩子們滿身是泥巴,所以我們就用水管接水把他們沖洗乾淨)

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hew to; hide away; hide out

hew to +
遵守,遵循 (法律、規定、規則等)
I hope you would hew to the suggestion of doctor to quit smoking. (我希望你能遵從醫師的建議戒菸)
I have always hewed to the internal regulations of the company. (我總是遵守公司的內規)

hide * away +
隱藏,把…藏起來
The gang hid the money away in secret bank accounts. (犯罪集團把錢藏在秘密的銀行帳戶中)

hide away
躲藏,躲起來 (想要獨處,不要被打擾)
Whenever John gets depressed, he hides away. (每當約翰心情沮喪時,他就找個地方躲起來,不想受到打擾)

hide out
躲藏
The police think the criminals are hiding out in those empty apartments. (警方認為罪犯是躲藏在那些閒置的公寓裡)

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hack up; head off; hear about; hear out; hem in

hack up +
猛烈地咳嗽而把喉嚨或肺部裡的痰等物咳出來
We frequently hacked up a lot of phlegm while we were ill. (我們生病時往往會咳出許多痰)
The cat was hacking up a hairball. (那隻貓咳出一團毛球)

hack * up +
(用刀或其他尖銳工具將某物) 砍、劈或剁成碎片、碎塊
He hacked the table up and burnt it. (他把桌子劈成碎片後將它燒掉)
The killer had hacked up the body. (兇手將屍體剁成碎塊)

head * off +
防止,阻止 (不好的情況發生)
The company is giving employees large raises to head off a strike. (公司將給員工大幅加薪以防罷工)

head * off +
迫使…改變方向
The father tried to head the dog off by running towards it. (這位父親朝著狗跑去,試圖把牠趕走)
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gag for; gang up against/on; gee up; give way; give way to

gag for +
渴望做;急於做
I was gagging for a drink. (我真想喝一杯)

gang up against/on +
(結夥,聯合起來) 欺侮,霸凌
The whole class ganged up against/on Mary because she was the teacher's pet. (由於瑪麗是老師面前的紅人,全班都聯合起來欺負她)

gee up
(主英) 激勵,策勵 (某人/某事物更快地或更有效地工作)
My horse was slow so I told it to gee up. (我的馬慢吞吞的,所以我就策勵牠跑快一點)

gee * up
(主英) 激勵 (某人);給 (某人) 加油
I tried to gee him up. (我試著激勵他)
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free up; frighten away/off; fritter away

free * up +
騰出 (時間等);省下 (金錢等);使可用於
If you get the work done tonight, it will free up the weekend to go to Taipei to hear the concert. (如果你今晚把工作做好,那麼週末就有空到台北聽那場演唱會)
The company can probably free up $50,000 for new network equipment. (公司大概可以省下五萬元來購買新的網路設備)

frighten * away/off +
把…嚇走;使…(緊張得、害怕得) 不敢去做…
Be quiet or you'll frighten the squirrel away/off. (別出聲,否則會把松鼠嚇跑的)
The strikes frightened many visitors away/off. (罷工嚇跑了許多遊客)
The crash in share prices frightened away/off possible investors. (股價暴跌嚇跑了可能的投資人)

fritter * away +
揮霍,浪費 (金錢、時間或機會)
Over the next year he frittered away all his inheritance. (第二年他就把所有繼承的遺產揮霍掉了)
She fritters so much money away on jewelry. (她大把大把地花錢購買珠寶)

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finish with; fink on; fink out; fit in with; fit out; fit out with

finish with +
(主英) 與...分手;與...斷絕關係;終止與...的聯繫
Amy finished with her boyfriend when she discovered he was having an affair. (艾美發現她男友劈腿後就跟他分手了)
They have finished with each other after the quarrel. (他們吵過之後就絕交了)

finish * with +
不再使用 (或需要)
Have you finished with that newspaper? (那份報紙看完了嗎?)
Have you finished with the telephone? (你電話用好了嗎?)

fink on +
告 (某人) 的密
He finked on me to the teacher. (他向老師告我的密)

fink out
背信,毀約,食言
We'd planned to go swimming but at the last minute Jack finked out. (我們原本計劃去游泳,但傑克在最後一刻食言了)
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