To anticipate. = To look forward to something with either pleasure or dread.
Tigers fans anticipate that Igawa will pitch well for the Yankees.
To consist of. = To include.
The United States consists of 50 states and Japan 47 prefectures.
Handy = Convenient
When I'm out of my office a cell phone is very handy for keeping in contact with friends and clients.
To do yourself a favor. = To do something good for yourself.
(人に） 恩恵を与える、 （人の）願いを聞く。
I think I'll do myself a favor and take a nice long vacation this year.
To change hands = To exchange ownership.
I was surprised to learn that my favorite restaurant has changed hands and now operates under a different name.
A wake up call = Something that happens that's traumatic which causes one to change, usually for the better.
A heart attack is a wake up call to go a diet and to start exercising.
A glitch = A hang-up or a slight problem.
Due to a glitch in the software, my computer shuts down periodically.
A hot topic. = Something that is discussed or talked about by a great many people.
Red sox's pitcher Matsuzaka is a hot topic in Japan as well as in America.
To hang in there. = To bear and not to give up.
Things look tough now but hang in there and everything will turn out alright.
To bail out. = To help someone out of a difficult situation.
Sometime banks will lend money to bail out a company that is in a difficult situation.