Practical English: 精彩习语汇总(1)(组图)

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Practical English: 精彩习语汇总(1)(组图)
Practical English: 精彩习语汇总(1)(组图)
Practical English: 精彩习语汇总(1)(组图)
  1.ride roughshod over 对……为所欲为

  例如:

  He rides roughshod over his subordinates.

  他肆意欺凌属下。

  2.Put the screwonsomebody对人家施压力,强逼人家做一件事

  例如:

  As he refused to return the money, we had toputthe screws on him.

  他不肯还钱,我们只有出手段逼他还了。

  3.all skin andbones皮包骨

  例如:

  Theres nothing sadder to see than a pictureofchildren who are all skin and bones because they livesomeplacewhere most people dont get enough to eat.

  当你看到一张照片,上面全是皮包骨的孩子,因为他们生活的地方大多数人都吃不饱,看到这样的照片比什么都令人感到难过。

  4.Top-notch最出众的人或其他东西

  例如:

  When Im in New York I always stay in thishotel.Everything here is top-notch: the rooms, the restaurants,theservice. And its close to most of the places I want to go.

  我到纽约来的时候总是住在这个旅馆里。这儿的一切都是最高级的,这儿的房间,餐馆,他们的服务都非常好;而且这个旅馆离我要去的大多数地方都很近。

  5.crash course 速成班

  例如:

  Im busy taking a crash course in Germanbecausemy company is sending me to Berlin next month to open abranchoffice. Its hard work--four hours a day with my tutor andanotherfour or five hours of study at home listening to tapes.

  我正忙于参加一个短期训练班学德文,因为我的公司下个月要派我到柏林去开一个分公司。这么学非常辛苦,每天跟老师学四个小时,然后回到家再听四、五个小时的磁带。

  6.Free-wheeler不愿意遵守自己所属公司或机构的规章制度,自己喜欢怎么做就怎么做的人

  例如:

  Joe got fired from that big company becausetheythought he was too much of a free-wheeler: he wouldnt fit intothesystem. Now hes working as a used-car salesman.

  乔伊被那家大公司解雇了,因为他们认为他不能按照公司的制度办事,过于自作主张。现在,他在一个卖旧汽车的地方做推销员。

  7.Greenthumb很会种花种菜的人

  例如:

  All my friends said that I have a greenthumb.They keep on asking me what I do to the plants at home asthey lookso shining and healthy. To tell you the truth, the onlything I dois watering them once a week.

  我的朋友都说我特别会种花。因为我家里的花草看起来油光光,长得很好。他们老是问我究竟用了些什么方法。说实话,我只不过就是一个星期浇一次水。

  8.Everything but the kitchensink几乎所有的一切

  例如:

  Gee, honey, do you really need all that stufffora three-day holiday -- it looks like youve broughtalongeverything but the kitchen sink.

  哟,亲爱的,就渡三天假,你真需要那么多东西呀?看来你几乎把所有东西都搬来啦!

  9.everything from soup tonuts包罗万象

  例如:

  You ought to go and look around in that bignewdepartment store that just opened at the shopping mall. Iveneverseen so many different things to buy in all my life - theyselleverything from soup to nuts.

  你得去那个新开的百货公司看看。我一辈子也没见过有那么多不同的东西可买,他们出售的东西真是包罗万象,无奇不有。

  10.streetsmarts是在大学里学不到的,只有在实际的生活经历中逐步得来的

  例如:


  I learned a lot of street smarts during theyearswhen I had to walk through Times Square to my office everyday.Iwalked with confidence, was aware of people around me and heldonto my purse real tight.

  有几年,我每天去办公室都得走过纽约时报广场。在这段时间里,我学到好多关于如何防备坏人的本领。我走起路来总是显得很有信心,注意周围的人,同时紧紧地抓住我的皮包。

  (来源:环球时报)

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