In an effort to recover his confidence after a rare professional failure, Poirot sets off for the Swiss Alps in pursuit of a missing maid.
All beginnings are delightful; the threshold is the place to pause - Goethe
as fit as a flea (编剧似乎很爱用这个短语，出现多次了)
tumbles at first fence, entreat, take a dim view of something
smoke through keyhole, insipidity, unrelenting
festoon: adorn (a place) with ribbons, garlands, or other decorations. "the room was festooned with balloons and streamers"
connoisseur: an expert judge in matters of taste. "a connoisseur of music"
ruddy is a "polite" way of saying bloody
go to pot: deteriorate through neglect. "the foundry was allowed to go to pot in the seventies"
impeccable, ardent, chivalry
archetypes and Jung >>> The 4 Major Jungian Archetypes
The Twelve Labours of Heracles, incarnation
rampage: noun. violent or excited behavior that is reckless, uncontrolled, or destructive. a state of violent anger or agitation: The smallest mistake sends him into a rampage. The river has gone on a rampage and flooded the countryside
menace: threaten, especially in a malignant or hostile manner. "Africa's elephants are still menaced by poaching"
wooly: fuzzy; unclear; disorganized.
If someone or something is out of the top drawer or from the top drawer, they are of very high quality. The player I am looking for will be right out of the top drawer.
put (or throw) someone off the scent : mislead someone in the course of a search or investigation.
atone, ineffably, smug (having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one's achievements.)