i decided to pick some unfamiliar phrases and write sth. for self-improvement. welcome any suggestion, grammatical or lexical.
the pieces are really boring.
look the other way with sb.
toss him in the brig
take the lumps
be in hot water
dip our hand to sb.
Robin made a mistake. His flamboyant somersaults and bright yellow cape were too eye-catching to be missed by the villains, thus exposing their location. The night was a true failure.
Back to the batcave, Robin stood in the shadow of his sulky, always-computer-fidgeting mentor. “Sorry I dipped our hand to Penguin. I will be more careful next time. And I’m willing to take the lumps.”
Alfred, who was serving tea and cookies aside, shot a glance at the boy, his voice unfluctuating. “For more appropriate lexical choice, Master Richard, may I suggest ‘expose ourselves’ and ‘face the penalty’?”
As impersonal and demanding as usual, Batman was not a bit moved by this seemingly-sincere apology. Robin was tossed into the brig, the training room to be exact.
“You shall not leave the room until you finish this special somersault training session.”