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现代英语口语表示法500例(2)

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  * turn one's head使某人满意

  Sara is a successful woman, but she never allows her achievements to turn her head.

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  * have one's heart set on...一心想要;;

  Once he had his heart set on something, he'll accept no turning-back.

  * one's heart in one's mouth吓得要命

  My heart was in my mouth when I heart someone tapping on my window one raining night.

  have one's heart in one's mouth; with one's heart in one's mouth

  * not have the heart to do something不忍心去做

  How can you have the heart to kill my pet?

  * take something to heart往心里去/认真接受意见等

  Tom decided to take his father's words to heart and wash his hands off smoking.

  * be in the seventh heaven高心极了

  Mary was in seventh heaven when she finally came to Paris, the center of fashion.

  * move heaven and earth想尽一切办法

  Believe me. I promise to move heaven and earth to help you.

  * cool one's heels等的双脚发凉,久等

  Let's meet at the gallery at 7 o'clock. Come at 7 sharp. Don't make me cool my heels.

  * take to one's heels逃走

  The naughty boy took to his heels after he should 'trick-or-treal'.

  * shoot from the hip信口开河

  Don't take Jay's words to heart. He shouldn't have shot from the hip.

  * by hook or by crook千方百计得,不择手段得

  He rose to that position by hook or by crook.

  * blow hot and cold出尔反尔,喜怒无常

  Do you think he'll support you? He is the type who blows hot and cold.

  * make it hot for...刁难某人

  Out section manager is a woman. Our general manager always looks down upon her and makes everything hot for her.

  * have the hots for someone迷恋某人

  You have to stop her. She has the hots for a married man.

  * bring down the house博得满堂喝彩

  The first-prize winner of the speech contest has brought down the house for several times.

  * be over the hump已度过难关

  The Asian financial crises has almost paralyzed Asian economy. But we are over the hump now.

  * have a hunch that...预感到;;

  I have a hunch that the bear market will be over soon.

  * be hunky-dory挺不错的

  A: How do you like the food here? B: Hunky-dory.

  * skate on thin ice如履薄冰,冒风险

  We are skating on thin ice if we continue killing wild animals.

  * toy with the idea of...心里盘算要;;

  She's toying within the idea of marring a foreigner.

  * no ifs, ands and buts不要找任何的理由和借口

  A: You know I could have done it well, but... B: No ifs, ands and buts. Tell me if you want to save your job.

  * give someone an inch and he'll take a mile得寸进尺#p#分页标题#e#

  Give my roommate an inch and he'll take a mile. Last time, I offered him some candies. Today, he asked for an ice-cream.

  * have many irons in the fire同时有很多要紧的事要做

  Although he was out of job, he still wrote to his parents saying he had many irons in the fire.

  * be in a jam陷入困境

  get in a jam

  You've got to help me. I'm in a jam. May car refused to work on my way to office.

  * jaywalk横穿马路

  It is dangerous to jaywalk.

  * in a jiffy不大一会儿

  =in a moment, right away. at once

  I'll be with you in a jiffy.

  * have a case of ) the jitters忐忑不安

  The new teacher had a case of jitters when he first stood in front of the class.

  * keep up with the Joneses与别人比阔,与别人攀比

  He likes keeping up with the Joneses.

  * get a kick out of doing something从;;得到很大的乐趣

  He gets a kick put of racing.

  * take kindly to something/someone愿意接受

  Don't you feel that people in the lab don't take kindly to a nosy reporter?

  * kill someone with kindness好得让人受不了

  The old lady almost killed me with kindness when I lived at her home.

  * parade one's knowledge买弄学问

  He is a well-learned man, bit he never parades his knowledge.

  * be at large逍遥法外也可以形容动物不受约束)

  The murderer was still at large. The victim's parents was determined to find enough evidence to sue him to court.

  * rest on one's laurels故步自封,吃老本

  You are sure to be lagged behind if you rest on your laurels.

  * turn over a new leaf洗心革面

  The juvenile delinquent promised that he would turn over a new leaf if he could be given lenient punishment.

  * have a hollow leg喝酒)海量

  The best man has a hollow leg. He drinks a lot instead of the bridegroom.

  * pull someone's leg开某人的玩笑

  Never ever pull his leg. He is a man without a sense of humor. He takes everything seriously.

  * keep someone at arm's length与某人保持距离

  My boss is my uncle. In order to avoid unnecessary misunderstanding, I'd better keep him at arm's length in company.

  * let someone down使某人失望

  Joe really let me down by having broken his promises for serveral times.

  * can't for the life of one怎么;;也不行

  I thought I could recite my speech backwards, but when I stood in front of the audience, I couldn't for the life of me remember what to say.

  * air one's linen in public家丑外扬

  The wife was often beaten by her husband, but she never told others. She didn't want to air her linen in public.

  * keep a stiff upper lip意志坚定,坚强不屈#p#分页标题#e#

  One failure means nothing. You've got to keep a stiff upper lip.

  * be at loggerheads with...互不相让

  The two parties were at loggerheads with each other over the new tax policy.

  * a born loser一事无成者

  Nobody is a born loser. All you need is perseverance.

  * louse up something把某事搞得一团糟

  He let the cat out of the bag, which loused up the whole deal.

  * not do...for love or money死也不会;;

  Stop trying. I won't betray my friend for love or money.

  * feel a lump in one's throat心里感到很难受

  I felt a lump in my throat on hearing her story of fighting with the deadly disease.

  * make do with...用;;凑合

  We are too tired to cook. We can make do with two bags of instant noodles.

  * the man in the street普通的人,老百姓

  The interview with the man in the street shows that 90% of them are satisfied with the TV fro grams.

  * be one's own man不受他人支配,自己管自己

  Our monitor is not easy to cope with. He is much his own man.

  * steal a march on someone抢在他人前面,暗渡陈仓

  We stole a march on our rivals by reducing 5% of our price and got back our market.

  meat and drink精神寄托

  To some old people, raising pets is their meat and drink.

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