A: How did you get rid of him?
B : I gave him a cooked-up story and told him that I had paired myself off with someone else. He fell for that and gave up hope.
A: It was a pity that he wore out his welcome with you. He must regret about losing your love.
B: It takes two to love, the same as it takes two to make a quarrel.
Cook up的本意为“烹调，烹饪”。例如： Hot food is available, though the prisoners have to cook it up themselves. （可以吃到热饭热菜，不过犯人们必须自己煮。）在此，引申为为“伪造，编造”之意，相当于“make something up”。 此外，它还可以表示“策划，谋划”的意思。例如：He must have cooked up his scheme on the spur of the moment.（他肯定是一时冲动策划了这个阴谋。）
e.g. She'll cook up a convincing explanation.
e.g. You put me on the spot, I have to cook up a story this time.
e.g. You just show me any one of their telegrams that they didn't cook up out of their own heads!
e.g. They are trying to cook up an excuse to implement their proposal.
1. get rid of：摆脱
e.g. You seem in rather a hurry to get rid of me.
e.g. It fell to me to get rid of them.
2. give sb. a cooked-up story：给某人编造了个故事
e.g. Mary gave her teacher a cooked-up excuse that she had to take care of her mother in hospital so that she was late for school.
3. pair off：使成对（常指成为恋人），使成双
e.g. I knew she wouldn't be able to resist pairing me off with someone.
e.g. The squad members paired off to find places to eat and sleep.
4. fall for：亲信，信以为真
e.g. You're too intelligent to fall for his flattery.
e.g. I told him I would think about it and asked for his telephone number. He didn't fall for that one.
5. give up：放弃
e.g. When life gets hard and you want to give up. At the time, do remember that life is full of ups and downs and without the downs, the ups would mean nothing.
e.g. They'll have to give up completely on certain of their studies.
6. wear out：使（感觉等）逐渐消失
e.g. His stubborn resistance to anything new eventually wore out the patience of his superiors.
e.g. No matter how often they turn up, their welcome never wears out.
e.g. ——“Could you not stay with us while you are solving your mystery?" — "Oh, we don't want to wear out our welcome."
7. regret about：因……而遗憾
e.g. He regret about losing this opportunity to get promoted.
e.g. He never regrets about what he has done something wrong.
8. make a quarrel：吵架
e.g. They could never see eye to eye, and made quarrels constantly.
e.g. The two friends have only just made it up after making a quarrel.
翻译：It takes two to love.
翻译： It takes two to make a quarrel.