原文重现：As soon as he saw us, he picked up a long pipe which was covered with coins and opened one of the baskets.
coin n. 硬币；v. 创造
掷硬币决定 flip a coin
We couldn't agree on which restaurant they wanted to go to, so they decided to
套用一句老话 to coin a phrase
Oh well, no news is good news, to coin a phrase.
原文重现：The snake, however, continued to ‘dance’slowly.
dance v. 跳舞
dance on air 心情极好 = walk on air
Since they got married, they've been walking on the air.
make a song and dance 小题大做
Jane's parents always make a song and dance about her coming home late.