(not to figure out a situation； don't know everything that is going on；not very perceptive of every situation.)
(反之，does not miss a trick 就是对全部情况非常了解。)
例如： he states emphatically that he never seems to miss a trick with his staff.
we can not pull the wool over his eyes because he does not miss a trick.
parents should not miss a trick regarding what their children are doing.
(父母『fù mǔ』对儿女所做所为，应该细心察看，不可忽略。) he was fired because he missed all the tricks.（由於他对事不能细心观察而被解雇。) (有人认为：如果说一个人十分「精明」，事事「明察秋毫」，似乎有点「spy」的味道，所以不是恭维话，读者以为然否？)
12. to nickel and dime (someone)：意思是一点一滴的小事或微不足道的服务『fú wù』，都要收费
（to charge someone for every little thing or service）(既不是诈骗也非违法。)
例如： sometimes the lawyer will nickel and dime you for every service he (she) provides.
many people were nickeled and dimed by their lawyers. the phone company is continually trying to nickel and dime us.
(注：本来 nickel 是五分钱，dime 是一毛钱，现在当做动词用，过去式和过去分词是：nickeled, nickeled; dimed, dimed）
13. to throw (one's) weight behind（someone or something)：意思是支持『support』某人或某事
（to support someone or something）例如： the governor of maryland threw his weight behind mr. gore for the presidential election.（马里兰州长支持『support』高尔先生竞选总统『zǒng tǒng』）
he has thrown his weight behind the foreign policy toward china.
（他支持对中国『China』的外交政策。） 但是，to throw (one's) weight around 又有仗势欺人，耀武扬威或炫耀自己『his』的重要性，想要去影响别人和情况之意
例如： he always tries to throw his weight around.（他老觉得自己『his』了不起，想要影响别人。)
mr. lin is trying to throw his weight around in his office.（林想影响办公室里所有『suǒ yǒu』的人。)
he throws his weight around her.（他想控制她）
14. to put teeth in (或 into) (something)：意思是说话时，带著慎重其事的语气，使能有效的实施（fo be very firm in speaking）
例如： if you tell your children to do something, be sure to put some teeth in your decision.
when you become a manager, you need to put teeth in（into） the decision-making process.
put some teeth in your position when you speak to the teen-agers.
（对青少年说话时，必须表明你认真的立场。) i have to put teeth in my conviction that capital punishment is wrong.（我坚信我的立场，死刑是错误的)
(注：put teeth in 的後面多半跟 decision, position, stand, conviction 等单字，尤其 decision 最常用。)
15. to have a heart-to-heart talk：意思是诚恳的谈论
（fo discuss something sincerely）
例如： let's talk heart-to-heart about heart problem.（让我们诚恳地讨论『discussion』有关心脏问题『wèn tí』）
let's have a heart-to-heart talk about this topic.
i have had a heart-to-heart talk（或 conversation）with my department chairperson.
we had a nice heart-to-heart.（我们有个倾心的交谈) (当名词用)
good, better, best,
never let it rest,
till good is better,
and better is best.
i shall not see the shadows,
i shall not feel the rain,
i shall not hear the nightingale
sing on as if in pain,
and dreaming through the twilight,
that doth not rise nor set,
happy i may remember,
and haply i may forget.
evening red and morning gray,
send the traveler on his way,
evening gray and morning red,
bring the rain upon his head.
what is pink?
a rose is pink,
by the fountain’s brink,
what is blue? the sky is blue.
where the clouds float through,
what is yellow? pears are yellow,
rich, ripe and mellow.
what is green? the grass is green,
with small flowers among,
what is orange? why, an orange,
just an orange.
the moon is in the sky,
it is far and high,
let’s go to the moon,
let’s ride a rocket and fly.
twinkle, twinkle, little star,
how i wonder what you are,
up above the world so high,
like a diamond in the sky.
spring is gay with flower and song;
summer is hot and leave cold alone,
autumn is rich with fruit and grain,
winter snows and brings new year too.