Harry used to consider it a great joke to go into expensive cosmetic shops and make outrageous requests for goods that do
consider it a great joke to do sth. 把做某事看作是巨大的乐趣
consider it great fun
consider it great amusement
consider it a great joy
He would invent fanciful names on the spot. == He would invent names imaginable on the sopt.
on the sopt 当场，当时
on entering a shop== as soon as he enters a shop
keep a straight face == keep serious
is quite beyond me == is quite beyond my understanding == is quite beyond my imagination
keep sth. on permanent display 永远展示，陈列
Eg: We don’t know how he came into ( the ) possession of the farm.
of his own accord 自然而然地，相当于willingly
pretend to do 装做......
put out == upset == annoy
Eg: He was put out by my rude words.
out of stock 脱销
faithfully permise 信誓旦旦地说
at some future date == some day == one day
exclusive shop: only wealthy people can visit such expensive shop
exclusive right to publish their stories
The school is exclusive.
exclusive shop 专售高档商品的商店