3．I simply couldn't afford it.
这是一个口头习语，根据场合可以具有“没钱”、“没时间”等意思。afford一词之前常加can, be able to ; 其且可以接名词或动词不定式。
Christmas is approaching. We can’t afford the time.
We can afford one hundred and fifty yuan for a piece but no more.
We can’t afford to sit here and wait while others are making big profits.
The steamer sails next Monday. We can't afford to wait.
The price is nsot very high. We believe people of qverage means can afford to buy.
4.I’m afraid 15or 20 days won’t do. Getting the goods ready, booking shipping space and what not, all these take time.
It won’t do 也是一条十分常用的习语，意思是“不行”、不合适“、”行“、合适”则说：
It will do. That will do.
Will it do if I let you have an answer by Friday?
Sorry, the manager has an engagement for this afternoon. Tomorrow will do.
It won’t do to turn down his request. He will then approach some other suppliers for his requirements.
It won’t do to postpone the shipment. Our custoers need the goods urgently .
5.In the meantime, I’d like you to exert yourself and get everything ready.
（1）I’d like you to meet my department manager.