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现代口语表示法500例(一)

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  * One's brain child某人的主意,某人想出来的

  等同于one's original idea

  one's brain children复数)

  The new ways of teaching which have been proved very effective are brain children of all teaching staff of our department.

  * Have a chip on one's shoulder叫阵,叫板

  He is not popular among his peers. He always seems ti have a chip on his shoulder.

  此外该语还有;不满;,;对抗;的意思

  Mary has got a chip on her shoulder about not having obtained the scholarship.

  * Clam up守口如瓶,拒不开口,沉默不语

  I don't understand why my students are quite talkative during the break but all clam up in class.

  * Take someone to the cleaners使人囊中如洗,一贫如洗

  Don't ask me to play in a crap game. I don't want to be the cleaners.

  * A cliff-hanger扣人心玄的事情

  Peter was nearly involved in a car accident. He called it a narrow escape. But it was really a cliff-hanger.

  * Fight the clock争分夺秒,与时间赛跑

  等同于work against the clock

  If you don't fight the clock to enrich yourself, you will surely be lagged behind soon.

  * A clotheshorse讲究穿戴的人

  Princess Diana was a real clotheshorse. It's hard to imagine how much she had spent on clothes.

  * Get hot under the collar发怒,怒气冲天

  Make someone hot under the collar

  He got hot under the collar when he found his bicycle was missing.

  * Come through with flying colors干得出色,大获成功

  In the 13th Asian Games, Chinese athletic team came through with flying colors

  * Show reveal) one's true colors原形毕露

  He always appears polite and gentle. But his quarrelling with others in dirty words show his true colors.

  * Come up with找出,想出,弄出,提出

  等同于to produce, to find out, to think out

  After three days' of deep thinking, the manager came up with an idea of promoting the products.

  * Jump to conclusions仓促的下结论

  Being a teacher, he shouldn't jump to conclusions that a student is not worth teaching simply because he fails one exam.

  * To one's heart's content心满意足

  Today is weekend. The lights won't go off after 11 o'clock. We can chat to our heart's content.

  此外该语还有;随心所欲;的意思

  Mary loves keeping diary. She can express her emotion to her heart's content.

  * Lose one's cool沉不住气

  反义词keep one's cool

  In the boxing match. Tyson lost his cool and bit Hollyfield's ear.

  * Play it cool不露声色,沉着冷静

  Sampras, the No. 1 tennis player in the world, always plays it cool when he wins in the match.

  * e rotten to the core坏透了、烂透了#p#分页标题#e#

  Keep away from that boy. He is rotten to the core.

  * cut corners偷工减料、走捷径、图省事、节约

  Student is a serious thing. You can't expect to cut corners.

  cut corners并不是都是贬义的,还表示节约,节省

  With only $100 left, he had to cut corners to make his journey back home.

  * have a crush on someone迷恋某人

  Some teenager girls got a crush on the film star

  * be a far cry from...与;;相差甚远一般用来表示水平或程度等的差距)

  Though Dick has tried hard, it is still a far cry from what his father expects of him.

  * chew the cud好好琢磨琢磨

  I don't want to jump to conclusions, I have to chew the cud on it for a few days.

  * be cut out for...天生适合于;;用于否定句中)

  Thank you for your kindness, but I can't accept it. You know, I'm not cut for a manager.

  * be completely in the dark一无所知,仍蒙在鼓里

  keep someone in the dark; be leftkept) in the dark

  He is a dictator. Though I'm the production manager, I'm completely in the dark as what to do next.

  * a blind date初次约会

  James was too excited to have dinner. He was having a blind date with Sue in the evening.

  * have seen better days今非昔比

  Look at our dean, He has seen better days.

  * be out of one's depth力所不及

  Liu was extremely happy to have been admitted to Oxford, but soon he found he was out of his depth in his major.

  * give someone a dose of his own medicine以其人之道还制其人之身

  On April Fool's Day, my classmates made me an April Fool. Next year, I'll give him a dose of his own medicine.

  * a drop in the bucket沧海一粟

  He has suffered a lot in his life. Losing his job this time was only a drop in the bucket.

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