1. To kick something off – to start something
1. To kick something off—开始
Ex: “Right. I’d like to kick this meeting off by welcoming our guest.”
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2. To know the score – to know the essential facts of the situation
2. To know the score—了解重要的事实和情况
EX: “I was going to bring Jane up to date with the situation but she already knows the score”.
3. A game changer – an event or procedure that could have a dramatic effect on the current policy or thinking
3. A game changer—能对目前的'政策或者是想法产生重大影响的事或者步骤
Ex: This new contract with The States could be a real game changer for our business.
4. To blow the whistle on someone – to expose an illegal activity and the person(s) responsible within an organisation (A Whistle-Blower – Noun)
4. To blow the whistle on someone—揭露组织内某人的不法行为(名词：A Whistle-Blower 告发者)
Ex: “She was fed up with the way things were going and decided to blow the whistle on the company’s illegal activities”
5. League – a class or category of excellence and quality
Ex: “When it comes to showmanship, David is in a league of his own”.
6. To score an own goal – an act that unintentionally harms one’s own interests
6. To score an own goal—乌龙球，无意识地损害自身利益的举动
Ex: “Philip scored an own goal when he quit his job before signing a new contract.”
7. To be on the ball – to be aware and quick to respond to new ideas
7. To be on the ball—能迅速意识到和对新想法做出反应
Ex: “You need to be on the ball in this job”.
8. To watch from the sidelines – to be an observer rather than actively involved in a situation.
8. To watch from the sidelines—作为旁观者，而不积极参与
Ex: “Harry never gets involved in anything. He’s always watching from the sidelines.”
9. To move the goalposts – to unfairly move the conditions or rules of procedures during its course
9. To move the goalposts—在进行过程中不公平地改变条件或者规则
Ex: It’s impossible to plan anything in this company if management keeps moving the goalposts.
10 To keep one’s eye on (or to take one’s eye off) the ball – to keep (or fail) to keep one’s focus on a particular matter
10 To keep one’s eye on or to take one’s eye off the ball—把重点(或者没有把重点)放在特定的事上
Ex: “In this business if you want to be successful, you need to keep your eye on the ball”.