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英语口语辅导:实用英语口语集锦(2)
Daniel 2015-10-28 14:09:56 发表于  [  实用英语  ]
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down in the dumps 垂头丧气

 The players were down in the dumps after their team lost the championship game. 球员输掉决赛哪一场后个个垂头丧气。 
  horse around 嬉闹 
  We’ve horsed around long enough. It’s time to get to work. 我们闹够了,该去工作了。 
  pass something up 放弃某事物 
  You can’t pass up this job. This kind of opportunity comes only once in a lifetime. 你不可错过这个工作。这种机会一辈子才有一次。 
  go whole hog 全力以赴 
  She went whole hog in planning he New Year’s Eve party. 她全心全力筹办新年晚会。 
  shoo-in 长胜将军 
  Ther
e’s no way he can lose. He’s a shoo-in. 他不会输的,他是位长胜将军。 
  get the ball rolling开始 
  Let’s get the ball rolling. 让我们开始吧。 
  get on the ball 用心做 
  If you hope to keep your job, you’d better get on the ball
 and meet the deadline. 如果你还想要你的那份工作,你最好用心做,赶上最后期限! 
  lady-killer 帅哥 
  He’s a real lady-killer. 他是个不折不扣的帅哥。 
  lay off 停止,解雇 
  Lay off! I don’t need you to tell me what to do! 别再讲了!我不需要你告诉我怎么去做! 
  knock it off=cut it off 停止 
  Knock it off! I’m trying to get some sleep. 别吵了!我正想睡觉呢! 
  have a passion for 钟爱 
  I have a passion for blue dresses. 我钟爱蓝色的衣服。 
  pep talk 打气,鼓励的话 
  The coach gave his team a pep
 talk at half time, hoping to lead them to victory.教练在半场时候给球员们打起,希望将他们引上胜利之途。 
  pick someone’s brains 请教某人 
  I don’t understand any of this medical terminology. Do you mind if I pick your brains since you’re so knowledgeable in this area? 我对医学术语一无所知。你在这方面如此在行,我能不能请教你一下? 
  pass out 醉倒了 
  He passed out after three beers. 喝了三杯啤酒后他就醉倒了。 
  way back 好久以前 
  We’ve been friends since way back. 我们老早就是好朋友了。 
  hit someone with a problem 让某人面对问题 
  I’m sorry to hit
 you with this problem. I don’t know who else to turn to. 很抱歉把这个问题抛给你,我不知道还可以找谁求助。 
  have it bad for 狂恋 
  He really has it bad for her, but she has no ideas.他狂恋着她,而她却不知道。 
  hung over 宿醉未醒 
  Don’t disturb him. He’s still hung over from last night.别吵醒他,他宿醉仍未醒。 
  has-been 过时的人或物 
  Lisa is a has-been. No one will hire her
 any more. 丽莎已经过时了。没人会再雇佣她。 
  have a bone to pick with 有账要算 
  I have a bone to pick with you. You still owe me the fifteen dollars you borrowed. 我有账跟你算。你向我借的十五美金还没还呢 
   sheep(n.羊, 绵羊, 羞答答的人, 胆小鬼, 信徒。)一词在英语里常有一种“受害者”、“软弱之辈”、“没有抗拒能力的人”的意思,从下面这些习语和谚语中我们就能感觉出: 
   a wolf in sheep’s clothing 披着羊皮的狼, 口蜜腹剑的人 
  a black sheep 害群之马; 拒绝参加罢工的工人 
  a lost sheep 迷途羔羊, 迷失正道的人 
  a sheep among wolves 落入狼群
; 落在一群恶汉手中的善良人 
  as a sheep among the shearers  仿佛落在剪羊毛工人手里的绵羊 
  count sheep 数羊(心里计数以求入睡) 
  follow like a sheep  盲从 
  return to one’s sheep [muttons] 回到本题 
  separate the sheep from the goats 区别好人和坏人 
  sheep and goats 善人与恶人 (来自《圣经》) 
  sheep that have no shepher
d 乌合之众 
  A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy. 懒羊自觉羊毛重。 
  As soon goes the young lamb’s skin to the market as the old ewe’s. 老羊皮上了市,小羊皮也跟着来。 
  As well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb. 偷大羊或偷小羊反正都得挨绞刑; 一不做二不休 
  Carrion crows bewail the dead sheep and then eat
 them. 乌鸦吃死羊,先要哭一场;猫哭老鼠假慈悲。

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