启用 promote somebody to a position of leadership

  气炸 blow one's top (I almost blew my top when I found out that she had been lying to me. 当我发现她一直在对我说谎时,我简直快气炸了。)

  旗帜鲜明 clear-cut stand

  洽谈会 fair, meeting

  钱袋子 fund sources

  潜伏特工 sleeper agent (A US federal judge Thursday sentenced a convicted al-Qaida sleeper agent who admitted having contact with the alleged mastermind behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to more than eight years in prison.美国一家联邦法院在上周四判处一名在押基地组织潜伏特工八年以上徒刑。这名特工承认与9·11 事件幕后的主谋有联系。)

  潜亏 hidden loss

  千里之行始于足下 a thousand-li journey begins with the first step--the highest eminence is to be gained step by step

  千年问题、千年虫 millennium bug

  前怕狼,后怕虎 fear the wolf in front and the tiger behind/ hesitate in doing something

  前人栽树,后人乘凉 One generation plants the trees in whose shade another generation rests./ One sows and another reaps.

  前事不忘,后事之师 Past experience, if not forgotten, is a guide for the future.

  签售 book signing (Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday he had canceled a book signing in London this week to mark the launch of his memoirs, over fears the event would be hit by protests. 英国前首相托尼·布莱尔周一表示,因为担心抗议可能带来的不利影响,他已经取消了本周在伦敦举行的回忆录发行签售会。)

  欠收(农业) crop failure

  欠条 IOUs.( Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that the government, which has a $42b budget deficit, must pay state employees in the way of salary IOUs, according to the report.州长阿诺·施瓦辛格宣布,州政府将不得不以"工资欠条"的方 式来向其员工发工资。)

  牵头人 initiator

  千禧婴儿 millennium infant; millennium baby

  牵线搭桥 work as a go-between

  前沿科学 front-line science

  前沿性交叉性研究 pioneering and interdisciplinary research

  潜意识 subconsciousness

  签约仪式 signing ceremony