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English in the News--Steal One's Thunder 搶了別人鋒頭(風采)
If someone steals your thunder, they do something that stops you from getting attention or praise, often by doing something better or more exciting than you, or by doing what you had intended to do before you can do it. 若是有人搶了你的鋒頭，意思是害你得不到原先想要的注意或是讚賞，因為別人做的事比你更精采。
English in the News--Come Hell or High Water 不論天崩地裂
This is used to say that something will definitely happen or be done even though other events or situation might make it difficult. It means one is determined to get it done no matter what.
English in the News--Throw a Curve Ball 扔一記曲球; 突然給人難題
扔一記曲球; 突然給人難題 to surprise someone with something that’s difficult or unpleasant to deal with
English in the News--Roll with the Punches 安然渡過難關
Roll with the punches: to be able to deal well with a series of difficulties 安然渡過連串困難; to accept the consequences of a choice 接受自己不智選擇的結果
English in the News--Play it by Ear見機行事
to improvise or to do something without preparation; to decide how to deal with a situation as it develops, rather than acting according to plans made earlier
English in the News--Under one's thumb 受某人支配，受某人掌控
Under one's thumb--under someone’s control or management; continually forced to submit to another’s will 在某人的支配或是控制之下