2012年7月14日 星期六

與動物相關的詞語和成語

. 2012年7月14日 星期六

sheep
[Fi:p]
n.羊, 綿羊, 羞答答的人, 膽小鬼, 信徒

a flock of sheep 一群羊

a wolf in sheep's clothing
披著羊皮的狼, 口蜜腹劍的人

a black sheep
害群之馬; 拒絕參加罷工的工人

a lost sheep
迷途羔羊, 迷失正道的人

a sheep among wolves
落入狼群; 落在一群惡漢手中的善良人


_______________________________ as a sheep among the shearers
仿佛落在剪羊毛工人手裏的綿羊

as well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb
[諺]偷大羊或偷小羊反正都得挨絞刑; 一不做二不休

count sheep
數羊(心裏計數以求入睡)

follow like a sheep 盲從

One scabbed sheep infects the whole flock.
[諺] 一隻羊生瘡整群羊遭殃。

return to one's sheep [muttons]
回到本題

separate the sheep from the goats
區別好人和壞人

There is a black sheep in every flock.
[諺]到處都有害群之馬。

sheep and goats
善人與惡人(來自《聖經》)

sheep that have no shepherd
烏合之眾

" Without a shepherd, sheep are not a flock."
- Russian Proverb

"An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep."
- Arab Proverb

"The sheep has no choice when in the jaws of the wolf."
- Chinese proverb



與貓相關的英語諺語和短語




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A cat has nine lives.
貓有九條命。(英國迷信, 指貓的生命力強)

A cat in gloves catches no mice. (=Muffled cats catch no mice.)
[諺]帶手套的貓捉不到耗子; 四肢不勤, 一事無成; 怕沾污手指的人做不出什麼事。

A cat may look at a king.
[諺]貓也可以看國王(指小人物也應有些權利)

agree like cats and dogs
[口]像貓和狗一樣合不來, 完全合不來

All cats are grey in the dark. (=At night all cats are grey; when candles are out, all cats are grey.)
[諺]貓在暗中都是灰色; 黑暗中難分醜妍

as weak as a cat (=as weak as water)
身體非常虛弱

copy cat
盲目的模倣者

enough to make a cat [horse] laugh
極其可笑; 讓人笑掉大牙

enough to make a cat speak
[口]令人驚訝; 事情太出奇

fat cat
美國政治運動的出資人, 捐獻大宗政治款項的富人; 安於現狀的懶漢; 以權謀私的人, 享受特權的人

Has the cat got your tongue?
[口]貓把你的舌頭叼去了嗎?為什麼不吭聲?

It rains cats and dogs.
下傾盆大雨, 大雨滂沱

let the cat out of the bag
說走了嘴, (無意中)洩露秘密

like a cat on hot bricks
跼踀不安, 如熱鍋上的螞蟻

live like cat and dog
[口]整天吵架

old cat
脾氣壞的老太婆

see [watch] how [which way] the cat jumps (=wait for the cat to jump)
觀望形勢然後行動; 看風使舵, 隨機應變

That's like putting the cat near the goldfish bowl.
引狼入室; 等於把貓放在金魚缸旁。

The cat did it.
[口謔]是貓打破的; 不是我搞的。(推託責任的話)

The cat is out of the bag.
[口]秘密洩露; 真相大白。

The cat jumps.
[口]形勢清楚了。

The cat shuts its eyes when stealing cream.
[諺]掩耳盜鈴; 貓偷吃奶油的時候, 總是閉著眼睛。

The cat would eat fish and would not wet her feet.
貓兒想吃魚, 又怕濕了腳(想吃魚又怕腥; 想得到某種東西又怕麻煩或擔風險)。

The scalded cat fears cold water.
[諺] 被燙過的貓, 連冷水也怕(一朝被蛇咬, 三年怕井繩)

Watch sb. as a cat watches a mouse.
象貓盯耗子般地盯著某人。

When the cat's away, the mice will play.
[諺]貓兒不在,老鼠成精(大王外出, 小鬼跳粱)。



與狗相關的英語諺語和短語




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He is a lucky dog. 他是個幸運兒。

lead a dog's life 過窮困潦倒的日子

not have a dog's chance 毫無機會

top dog 當權派;頭兒

treat sb. like a dog 不把某人當人看

a hunting dog 獵犬

a lazy dog 懶漢

a gay dog 一個快樂的人

a dirty dog 下流坯

dog-days n.[pl.]三伏天, 大熱天; 無所作為的時期, 無精打彩的日子

A good dog deserves a good bone.
[諺]好狗應該啃好骨頭, 有功者受賞。

A living dog is better than a dead lion.
[諺]死獅不如活狗。

A staff [stick] is quickly [soon] found to beat a dog with.
[諺]欲加之罪, 何患無辭。

An old dog barks not in vain.
[諺]老狗不亂吠; 老狗 一吠, 就得小心。

An old dog will learn no new tricks. (=You cannot teach old dogs new tricks.)
[諺]老狗學不了新把戲; 老年人很難適應新事物。

as [like] a dog with two tails
非常開心[高興]

Barking dogs seldom bite.
[諺]愛叫的狗 不咬人; 咬人的狗不露齒。

be (old) dog at (a thing)
對...有經驗; 對...很內行

Beware of a silent dog and still water.
[諺]提防不吠的狗, 小心 靜止的水。

come like a dog at a whistle
一呼即來

Every dog has his day.
[諺]凡人皆有得意日。

Every dog is a lion at home. [Every dog is valiant at his own door.]
[諺]狗是百步王, 只在門前兇。

Fight dog, fight bear.
[諺]打個青紅皂白, 一決雌雄。

Give a dog a bad [an ill] name(and hang him).
[諺]一旦給人加一個壞名聲, 他就永遠洗刷不掉; 人言可畏。

It is ill to waken sleeping dogs. [let sleeping dogs lie; don't wake a sleeping dog.]
別多事, 別惹麻煩。

lead a dog's life
過著牛馬不如的生活

love me, love my dog.
[諺]你若把我當朋友, 也要把我的朋友當朋友; 愛屋及烏。

Scornful[Hungry] dogs will eat dirty puddings.
[諺]人到危急時, 平時所不屑做的也要做; 急不暇擇, 饑不擇食。

teach an old dog new tricks
使守舊的人接受新事物

teach the dog to bark
教狗怎麼叫(意指多此一舉)

The dog returns to his vomit.
狗回頭吃自己吐出來的東西; 重犯舊日罪惡。








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