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现代英语口语表示法500例(3)

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  * Be touch and go万分危险

  The patient is out of danger now, but it was touch and go for a while.

  * Throw in the towel认输

  She tried to save their marriage by talking her husband out of taking drugs. But she finally threw in the towel.

  * Have the inside track for something处于有利的地位

  I'm an Art student. I don't have the inside track for applying for that job.

  * Keep track of someone/something掌握;;的情况

  He is keeping track of all my old friends.

  * Be on a gravy train走运,有赚钱的机会

  You will be on a gravy train if you can get that antique. It is worth more money than it is offered.

  * Have a mind like a steel trap头脑特别快

  He has a mind like a steel trap. He can remember a new word even if he meets it once.

  * Bark up the wrong tree弄错目标

  The detective has been following the man for a week. But it turns out that he has barked up the wrong tree.

  * Be too quick on the trigger操之过急,行动过于仓促

  You are always too quick on the trigger. You jump into his throat before he can explain.

  * Ask for trouble自找麻烦

  Are you asking for trouble by challenging the emphasis on qualities education. You are asking for trouble if you cheat in the exam.

  316——330

  * blow one's own trumpet自吹自擂

  If you want to sell more, you should learn to blow your own trumpet.

  * Not give someone a tumble不理睬某人

  Though Jackson has asked May to marry him for many times, she just won't give him a tumble.

  * Talk turkey打开天窗说亮话

  Let's talk turkey, see if you agree. I'll get 55%of the share, and you'll get the rest.

  * Not say uncle拒不认错,不服输

  I don't know when he has ever said uncle to anyone.

  * Take a dim view of...对;;抱悲观态度;不赞同

  Teachers in middle schools usually take a dim view of students' talking up too many after-class activities.

  * Walk all over someone任意欺负某人

  My neighbor walked all over me. He left rubbish in my door, stamped on my grass and wax my windows. I decided to fight back.

  * Drive someone to the wall把某人逼得走投无路

  He hates learning foreign languages. But the challenging situation drives him to the wall. He decides to go to an evening class.

  * Drive someone up the wall把某人搞得心烦意乱

  Would you please turn down that Rap music? It has driven me up the wall.

  * Be in hot water陷入困境

  I'm sorry I can't lend you money. I myself am in hot water.

  * Like water off a duck's back满不在乎,不起作用

  I can do nothing about him. Criticism rolls off like water off a duck's back. It goes into his one ear and comes out of the other.#p#分页标题#e#

  * Meet one's Waterloo惨败

  The famous lawyer met his Waterloo at the hands of a fledgling lawyer.

  * Fish in troubled waters浑水摸鱼

  Don't tell him that we need that material badly, He is good at fishing in troubled waters and will take advantage of it.

  * Make waves兴风作浪

  Everything went smoothly in her wedding ceremony, when her formal boyfriend came to make waves by drinking the bridegroom under the table.

  * Have a way with something/someone有应付;;的办法

  She will make a good teacher. She seems to have a way with even the most disobedient boy.

  * Pave the way for...为;;铺平道路

  Donation from every walks of life has paved the way for the Hope Project to proceed.

  331——345

  * Cut both ways互有利弊

  You suggest me quitting the job. It cuts both ways. I can keep away from the bully boss, but I will lose the fast salary.

  * Feel under the weather身体不舒服

  He was under the weather because he failed to make the appointment.

  * Blow the whistle警告,禁止

  The IOC has blown the whistle on its members for taking bribes.

  * Bleed someone white榨干血汗

  Don't ever go to casino. It will bleed you while.

  * Get wind of someone得到风声

  There must be one between us who has let the cat out of the bag. Otherwise, how could they get wind of our plan to cut the price?

  * Take someone under one's wing庇护某人

  The kind lady took several orphans under her wing.

  * Can't see the woods for the trees见树不见林

  The principle is too tired. He talked with every individual student who has problems with his studies. He can't see the woods for the trees.

  * Pull the wool over someone's eyes蒙骗某人

  The man pulled the wool over the eyes of the police by saying that he killed the wild animal for sell-defense.

  * Not breathe a word不吐露一个字

  You can trust him. He'll not breathe a word to anyone about your plan.

  * Put in a good word for...为;;说句好话

  Can you put in a good word for me when you see the manager? Then I'll have a better chance of landing the job.

  * Not get a word in edgeways插不上话

  Others are simply unable to get a word in edgeways when she opens her chatter-box.

  * Eat one's words收回自己的话

  Those who said that President Clinton would be impeached may have to eat their words.

  * Have words with...与;;吵嘴

  The wife had words with her husband over which YV channels to choose.

  * Have the world before one前途远大

  Don't worry yourself with trifle things. Look ahead and you have a world before you.

  * Put in an appearance露个面

  Mary was surprised to find that her former boyfriend put in an appearance at her wedding ceremony and was talking with the bridegroom.#p#分页标题#e#

  346——360

  * Sharpen one's appetite开胃,吊胃口

  I used to take no interests in archaeology. But the visit to the Ming Tomb sharpened my appetite.

  * The apple of someone's eye某人的掌上明珠

  The daughter is the apple of her eye, but she is still strict with her.

  * An apple polisher马匹精,阿谀奉承者

  He likes to be surrounded by apple polishers.

  * Upset someone's apple-cart破坏某人的计划

  We were about to sign the contract when one of our member said cart.

  * A poor apology for有名无实

  He has no say in business. He is a poor apology for a manager.

  * Cool someone's ardor使某人心凉一半

  He cooled my ardor when he happened to know that he was also going out with other girls.

  * Twist someone's man 对某人采取强制手段

  The new policy will not be well carried out until the government twists a few arms.

  * Be up in arms满腔怒火

  Parents are up in arms over some officials' practicing graft in the entrance examination.

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