(1) border on something: to come very close to being something, especially a strong or unpleasant
emotion or quality 接近，近似于，几乎是
102.Carol: Ross, you're not actually suggesting Helen Willick-Bunch-Geller? 'Cause I think that borders on child
(2) border: the line that divides two countries or areas; the land near this line (国、州、省等的)边界线；边
106.Aurora: …Luckily none of the bullets hit the engine block. So, we made it to the border, but just barely. And I- …
I've been talking about myself all night long, I'm sorry. What about you? Tell me one of your stories.
37. Be hard on
(1) be hard on someone: to treat or criticize someone in a very severe or strict way 对某人太苛刻；过于
119.Ross: Listen, I'm, I'm sorry I was so hard on you before. You know, I just-
(2) be hard on someone: to be difficult for or unfair to someone 对某人来说很艰难；对某人不公平
121.Ross: [reading letters] Oh God. [to Marcel] We didn't get into Scranton. [to the others] That was like our safety
zoo. They take like dogs and cows. [Marcel runs away.] See, I don't know who this is harder on, me or him?
(1) accent: to emphasize a part of something 使特别显著，突出
105.Joey: You look good.
Angela: That's because I'm wearing a dress that accents my boobs.
(2) accent: a way of pronouncing the words of a language that shows which country, area or social
class a person comes from 口音，腔调；土音
106.Joey: Hey-hey, how about that German accent?
(1) apply: to concern or relate to someone or something (使)起作用；(使)适用
105.Ross: The point is, is it a date if she doesn’t know we’re going on a date?
Chandler: Yes, absolutely! Saturday night, all rules apply!
(2) apply: (to make a formal request, usually in writing, for something such as a job, admission to a
college or university, etc. (尤指以书面形式)申请，请求
212.Ross: Well, we're applying to a lot of them. Naturally, our first choice would be one of the bigger state zoos, you
know, like San Diego, oh…right? But that may just be a pipe dream, because, you know, he's out of state. Uh, my-
my vet knows someone at Miami, so-so that's a possibility.