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有趣的英语俚语

[日期:01-21] 来源:网络  作者:未知 [字体: ]

学习英语, 很有趣的大概就是可以听到很多英语俚语。 很多时候光听那些句子, 好不容易才可以会意出来他们在说什么, 听了几次后, 就慢慢可以了解这些俚语的含意了。不过, 不管什么语言, 都应该考虑到说话的对象、场合与时间的。


1.Be in the air 将要发生的事情
The feeling or idea that something new is about to happen or is going to change
Example: From the arguments going on at the meeting, it seems that a change in policy is in the air.


2.Clear the air 消除误会
To settle a dispute and restore good relations
Example: We had a meeting with the workers, and I think we’ve cleared the air now.


3.Cost an arm and a leg 极其昂贵
To be very expensive
Example: I love that fur coat. However, I don’t think I’m going to buy it because it costs an arm and a leg.


4.A bad egg 缺乏道德的人
Somebody who has no moral principles and should be avoided
Example: You mustn’t lend Tim money, he’s a bad egg. You’ll never see him or your money again!


5.In the Bag 稳操胜券
Said of an achievement which is secure
Example: We have the deal in the bag. The client came in this morning to sign the agreement.


6.In the balance 未知的,不可预测的
Said when the outcome of a situation is unknown or unpredictable
Example: His career as a pilot is in the balance, as his eyesight does not seem good enough.


7.Drive a hard bargain 极力讨价还价
To have the negotiating strength and skills to get the most advantageous price and conditions
Example: Amanda is negotiating the best price from the suppliers. She drives a hard bargain.


8.Ring a bell 看上去或听起来非常熟悉
To look, sound or seem familiar
Example: That face rings a bell, where have I seen him before?


9.Tighten one’s belt 节衣缩食
To cut down on spending because there is less income than before
Example: Now you are out of work, you’ll have to tighten your belt and give up buying new clothes and going out so often.


10.Kill two birds with one stone 一石二鸟
To complete two tasks together, with less effort than doing them separately
Example: Since I’d gone to the store to buy some bread, I thought of killing two birds with one stone and invited Mr. Biggs to the party.


11.Be in a black mood 情绪极差
To be so negative about everything that it is impossible for anyone to reason with him/her
Example: My father has been in a black mood for days, we dare not say anything to him.


12.New people brought into an organization to introduce different and original ideas
Example: It was decided to bring new blood into the school by employing teachers with the latest training.


13.Feeling blue 感到无精打采
Feeling sad or depressed
Example: She’s feeling blue, because the man she loves is far away.


14.Get to the bottom of something 弄清真相
To find out the truth about something
Example: I’m trying to get to the bottom of why David left without saying goodbye