1. crack a book 打开课本学习（通常是不情愿的）
例：I kept telling my mum I didn’t need to study too hard for this exam because it’s easy, she wouldn’t listen to me though. She insisted I crack a book every evening!
2. crank out a paper 机械地创作论文或文章
例：I had to crank out a new paper every week to pass this course. It was really hard work!
3. learn by rote 死记硬背;不加思考地记忆某项内容。
例：They had to learn the lyrics to two new songs by rote just before the show.
4. learn the ropes 熟悉工作内情或操作原理
例：It took me a while to learn the ropes in this law firm, some of their procedures are so complicated.
5. learn one’s lesson 从糟糕的经历中汲取教训，以免重蹈覆辙
例：I thought I was being funny by mocking Peter in front of everyone, but the way he reacted was so horrible. I’ve definitely learnt my lesson to not make a joke at someone else’s expense!
6. pass with flying colours 轻松通过考试并取得好成绩。
例：I have some exciting news: I passed my driving test with flying colors!
7. schoolboy error 低级或愚蠢的错误
例：He made a schoolboy error when he passed some of the responsibilities to Jonah, who took all the credit for everything they’d done.
8. a very quick learner 能够快速掌握某项技能或迅速完成某项任务的人
例：Kelly is a very quick learner; she has only been here for a week so far and has already taken on most of the previous secretary’s roles!
9. teacher’s pet 受老师青睐的学生。
例：She always gets really good marks, I bet it’s because she’s teacher’s pet.
10. make the grade 符合要求，达到预期标准
例：I didn’t make the grade for the final assignment, so I have to do it all over again!