根據美國教育部 (U.S Department of Education) 的研究指出，我們的大腦必須至少暴露17次在新字彙之後才能將其內化.
當然，前提是內化必須在搭配前後文及其前後脈絡下 (in the context) 進行背誦才會有效. 千萬不要落入了流傳已久"背字典"的巢臼; 廣讀與使用才是學習背誦字彙或片語的不二王道.
1. cream of the crop 出類拔萃的 (直譯: 最上面的奶油)
I’ve read his application, and of all the candidates we have, definitely he is the cream of the crop.
2. go on a binge 毫無節制的做某件事 (直譯: 不停地吃喝)
– to eat or do too much of something
Jason went on a binge and ate too much ice cream.
I only binge watch those TV series that matter.
3. acquire a taste for (something) (直譯: 後天養成的品味)
– to develop a liking for some kind of food or drink or something else
My friend Jason has recently acquired a taste for Jazz and stinky tofu.
4. carrot and stick 恩威並施 (直譯: 蘿蔔與棍子)
– the reward for someone to do what you want or the punishment if they do not do what you want
Our teacher took a carrot-and-stick approach to encourage the students often not turning in their homework.
5. have bigger fish to fry 還有更要緊的事要辦 (直譯: 有更大塊的魚排要炸)
– to have more important things to do
I have bigger fish to fry so I really can’t talk right now.
6. icing on the cake 錦上添花 (直譯: 蛋糕上的糖霜)
– something that makes a good situation or activity even better
With billions of fortune he lately inherited, winning a lottery is only icing on the cake.
6. in a nutshell 簡而言之，一言以蔽之 (直譯: 在小核果殼中)
– briefly, in a few words
In a nutshell, the government’s budget plan is a showcase of how incompetent those politician are. Not to mention their arrogant attitude shown on zero tolerance toward constructional criticism is so pathetically self-serving.