trade in; trade off; trade on/upon; trade up; trickle down; trip over; trip up; trot out; trump up; try back

trade * in +
將 (舊物) 折價換購 (同類新物)
She traded in her old car for the new model.

trade * in +
拋棄妻子或丈夫去跟比較年輕的女子或男子結婚;棄舊愛迎新歡
He traded in his wife when he became the chairman.

trade * off +
以 (某物) 換取 (某物);拿...換...
A longer working week was traded off for a pay rise.

trade on/upon +
利用
They trade on/upon their reputation to scare rivals.

trade up
出售...以貼換價格較高的同類商品;購買較大或較昂貴的商品
British wine drinkers have traded up over the last few years from cheap plonk (廉價劣質酒;便宜酒) to expensive wines.

trade up
拋棄妻子或丈夫去跟比較年輕、長得比較好看或比較有錢的女子或男子結婚;棄舊愛迎新歡
She supported him for years while he was struggling, but when he hit the big time he left her and traded up.

trickle down
利益均霑;利益分享;將從經濟繁榮所獲得的利益與窮人或弱勢者分享
Despite the economic boom, few benefits have trickled down to the poor.

trip over
摔倒;在 (某物) 上摔一跤
I tripped over and hurt my knee.

trip over +
被 (某物) 絆倒
I tripped over the kerb and broke my nose.

trip up
犯錯
I tripped up in the interview when they asked me about what I could offer the company.

trot * out +
老調重彈;重複 (過去的解釋、說明、藉口等)
The spokeswoman trotted out the same old unconvincing excuses.

trump up +
假造、捏造 (罪名誣陷他人)
The police trumped up the charges against him and he ended up in prison though he hadn't done it.

try back
(電話打不通或找不到人後等一下) 再打
I called but they weren't in, so I'll try back later.

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