It take sb. sometime to do sth. 花费某人时间做某事
get rid of 摆脱，除去；治好=cure
He can never get rid of his debts. （~ debt ==pay off:还清）
stain ==wash off洗净
The next man to approach me:第二个向我兜售的人，靠近我的人
at the base of 在……的底部
as a special favour 作为一种特殊的优惠
hold up five fingers indicating that...
but I could not conceal the fact that I was impressed by the size of the diamonds.
Eg.: I held up ten fingers indicating that I was willing to pay $10.
act as if (行为、举止)好像
as if ==as though
eventually ==at last
readily ==willingly 心甘情愿地
be pleased with= be satisfied with 对……感到满意
No matter how ==however
to this day==up till now, until now, so far 到目前为止