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xx cause panic among+一类人
panic是名词，惯用搭配panic about / over sth 表示"恐慌;惶恐"(a sudden feeling of great fear that cannot be controlled and prevents you from thinking clearly)
There are growing panics over the safety of baby milk. 人们对婴儿奶粉的安全性感到愈加恐慌。
我们在写作中有时需要引出一些人们越来越担心的问题作为背景，可以用 There is growing concern / fear that ... 或者 There are growing concerns / fears that ...
《经济学人》一篇讲述童年生活变化的文章:There are growing concerns that overuse might lead to addiction and mental illness, and that spending too much time sitting still in front of a screen will stop them from exercising and make them fat. 人们越来越担心过度使用会导致成瘾和精神疾病，并且花太多时间坐在屏幕前会让他们不去锻炼而变胖。
for fear of sth 和 for fear that ...
Some Americans are reluctant to take a long holiday for fear that their employer will find they can easily manage without them. 一些美国人并不愿意休长假，因为担心他们的雇主会发现离了他们公司照样能好好运转。
Immediately, too, it raised the spectre of the sars virus of 2002-03 which had killed more than 700 people.这些病例立刻勾起了人们对2002-2003年肆虐的SARS病毒肆虐的恐惧感（该病毒造成700多人死亡）。
The rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate. 雨林正以惊人的速度消失。近义的词有 frightening, fearsome, dreadful, terrifying 等。
使人惊恐的，引起恐慌的"(causing worry and fear)
If that sounds alarmist, remember that in 2018 California had the deadliest forest fires in its history, killing over 80 people and causing parts of Los Angeles to be evacuated, while over 100 people died in wildfires in Greece. 如果这听起来像危言耸听的话，那么请记住，2018年加利福尼亚州发生了有史以来最大的森林大火，造成80多人死亡，导致洛杉矶部分地区的人口全部撤离，而在希腊则有100多人死于森林火灾。
危言耸听的，骇人的"(causing unnecessary fear and anxiety)
for all its sinister aspects
for all sth
For all the grand aspirations of the AI folk, though, there are reasons for caution. 然而，尽管AI行业的人们志向高远，他们仍需谨慎。这是一个很好用的表达，大家可以用在自己的作文里。
尽管，虽然"相当于despite sth，in spite of sth
来自于名词sin罪恶。Beautiful though these threads are, they have a sinister purpose.虽然这些丝看起来很漂亮，它们却是阴险的陷阱。
look on the bright sight of sth.
Rose-tainted spectacles may be good for one's health, as these results fit in with wider ideas about how a tendency to look on the bright sight of life is part of being resilient to stress. 乐观的态度也许对个人健康有益，因为这些研究结果符合那些较广泛的观点，即乐观的倾向为何是适应压力的一部分。
sth. to sb. would be sorely felt
bring up one's sore/ pain points
Work aspects with a lot of volatility reveal either pain points for employees or a learning opportunity for employers. 排名波动较大的工作方面，既表明了员工的苦恼之处，也给雇主提供了一个良好的学习改善机会。
strike/touch a (raw/sensitive) nerve
You struck/touched a raw nerve when you mentioned his first wife.你谈起他的第一个妻子，这就触到了他的痛处。
An outbreak of covid-19 in the capital is causing alarm 首都爆发covid-19 引起惊慌
The milk was boiling over on the stove behind her.她身后炉子上的牛奶煮沸溢出来了。
沮丧情绪已经酝酿了很长时间，现在终于爆发"Frustration has been simmering for a long time and now it's finally boiled over.
strike sb as...
她在我眼里是一个很独立的人: She struck me as an independent person. /She struck me as independent.
sth struck/strikes me as ...
The decision struck me as impractical. 我觉得他的反应很奇怪:His reaction struck me as odd.
the bedrock of sth.
Mutual trust is the bedrock of a relationship. 相互信任是建立关系的基础。
records of ones WeChat conversations
quite the contrary，quite the opposite, just the other way, just / quite the reverse, on the contrary
in reverse，conversely, the other way around, inversely
US video recorders cannot play European tapes, and the same applies in reverse.美国录像机不能播放欧洲的录像带，反过来也一样。
do the reverse，相当于 to act in a diametrically opposite way
jump the firewall或circumvent the firewall
A, which is the equivalent of...
a local version of...和the Chinese version of...
Every day, I share my notes on Weibo,which is the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.
drop WeChat from its app store
The company has been hard hit by the drop in consumer confidence. 该公司遭到了消费者信心下滑的沉重打击。
make a big deal of / out of / about sth
Don't make a big deal out of it.不要小题大做
cushion the blow / impact of sth
He broke the news of my brother's death to me, making no effort to cushion the blow. 他把我兄弟死亡的消息直接告诉了我，没有试图减轻此事对我的打击。
They are relieved, they survived but their little town suffered a heavy blow.他们松了一口气，幸存下来，但他们的小镇受到了沉重的打击。
be a blow to
Describing India's ban of 59 China-developed apps as unprecedented, the report said it is a huge blow to the global expansion of TikTok, which is touted as the most popular Chinese app overseas.报告称印度禁止59种中国开发的应用程序前所未有，这对TikTok的全球扩张是一个巨大的打击，TikTok被誉为为海外最受欢迎的中国应用程序。
the consequences of XXX could be devastating
a quantum leap
5G is a quantum leap compared to 4G.
by / in leaps and bounds
E-commerce is growing by leaps and bounds.电子商务发展迅猛。
AI technology is improving by leaps and bounds. 人工智能正在迅速发展。
a huge increase 或 a big move forward
to contain a threat
virtual private networks
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