1. The only thing neighbors have in common,to begin with,is proximity.And unless something more develops,that isn’t reason enough to be best friends.

Key Points: In common
(1). have sth. in common ( with…)
The two methods have a lot in common.
(2). have nothing in common ( with…)
She had nothing in common with Teresa.
(3). in common with sb./ sth.
In common with many other countries, they’re in a great recession.

2. I’m not sure it’s right to take an eye for an eye.

Key Points: Eye
(1).be all eyes = focus
The audiences were all eyes as the curtain was drawn back.
(2). be up to one’s eyes in sth. = be busy with
They are up to their eyes in work.
(3). lay/ set eyes on sb./sth. = see
I hope I never set eyes on him again!
(4). cast an eye on/ over = consider
This is the very job he wants and he won’t cast an eye on any other jobs.
(5). catch sb.’s eye = get sb’s attention
That beautiful girl caught my eye.
(6). turn a blind eye to = pretend not to notice
How can you turn a blind eye to my sadness?

3. You’ve been hanging on to the phone for quite a while.

Key Points: hang on
(1). grab
They all hung on as the bus swung around a sharp bend.
(2). wait for a moment
Hang on! I’Il be right back.
(3). never give up
The team hung on for victory.
(4). hang on sth. = rely on
A lot hangs on the result of this research.
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