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【146】由in引导的介词短语 - 英语讲义
曾介绍过由 "at" 引导的介词短语。这里要举些与 "in" 有关的，供大家参考。
(1) In the air：尚未确定的
Some neighbouring governments' concrete plans to alleviate their economic problems are still in the air.
(2) In clover：（常和 "live"连用）生活舒适
Those living in clover will not be able to understand the misery of the poor.
(3) In deep water：深深陷入困境
You had better get away from that business or you will be in deep water with no one to pull you out.
(4) In low spirits：士气低沉的
What's wrong with you ? You looked fine a moment ago. Why are you now in low spirits?
(5) In a fix：面临困境
Some newly-weds are in a fix now; when can they get their HDB flats and move in ?
(6) In a flutter：处在紧张状态中
The news about the dignitary's visit put the staff in a flutter.
(7) In full swing：如火如荼地
The celebration for welcoming the victorious national team is already in full swing.
(8) In the know：知道详情的
The manager has resigned. For further information, please see the secretary, who is in the know.
(9) In limbo：处于不确定的状态中
The decision on the oversea project is in limbo, due to some indeterminate factors.
(10) In a flash：瞬息间
I don't know what happened to Grace, who went out and retuned in a flash.
(11) In the limelight：众人注意的焦点
Once a person becomes famous, he will be in the limelight. all the time with very litte private time.
(12) In a nutshell：简而言之
I have a lot to say about his latest book, but to put it in a nutshell, it is a good work.
(13) In the offing：即将到来
According to a newspaer report, a minor cabinet reshuffle is in the offing.
(14) In the pipeline：在准备中
The TV magazine indicates that some new TV serials are in the pipeline.
(15) In the open：公开的
The hearsay about a minister's resignation has now become a fact; everything is now in the open.
(16) In the same boat：面临同样的不幸处境
If a company cannot survive, many others will be in the same boat, and working people will be in for a hard life.
(17) In step with：和……符合
Is it possible to expect the opinion of every member to be in step with that of the party leaders?
(18) In store for：即将发生；即将到来
For every capable person, there is a promising future in store for him.
(19) In the swim：通晓时务
If you are to keep your information up to date, please see Jimmy, who is always in the swim.
(20) In a tight squeeze：(财务等）紧缩
When in a tight squeeze, a company has to resort to the bank for assistance.