2015年9月9日 星期三

美國校園俚語--1

. 2015年9月9日 星期三

1, a change of pace 節奏變換 You can't do these chemistry experiments all day long. You certainly need a change of pace.

2, a far cry from 相距甚遠 The published book is far cry from the early manu**.

3, and how 的確 A: She's a good dancer. B: and how.

4, a matter of time 時間問題 It is only a matter of time.

5, a phone call away 一個電話之遠,願意過來幫忙。 If you need my help, do let me know. Just remember I am a phone call away.

6, a while back 不久以前

7,all along 一直 I knew it all along.

8, anything but 絕對不 I was anything but happy about going.

9, account for 解釋 How do you account for it?

10, after all 到底 A: I've just seen the X-rays and your teeth look just fine, B: I see. Then there is nothing to worry about after all.


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11, allergic to 對|……過敏 Oh man! Something in this room is making my eyes itch. I must be allergic to something.

12, at sb's service 願為某人服務 I am at your service at any time.

13, around the clock 24小時不停 Martha studied around the clock for management exam.

14, as far as I know 就我所知

15,at home with 對…..很熟悉 She is at home with problems like this.

16, back out 1) 退出 A: Wasn't Bert supposed to sing tonight? B: Yes, but he backed out at last minute 2)不履行 She finally backed out of her promise.

17, be cut out for 天生適合 I'm not cut out to be a hero.

18, be absorbed in She has been absorbed in a horror fiction. I can't tear her away.

19, be addicted to 對……上癮 She has been addicted to drugs for years.

20,be attached to 對……有感情 A: I'm amazed that you are still driving that old car of yours. I thought you would have gotten rid of it years ago. B: It runs well and I've actually been quite attached to it.

21, back up 1) 累積 The subway is running behind schedule, and traffic is backed up for blocks. I don't know if we'll make the 6:30 show. 2) 支援 I'll back it up.

22, be bound for 到……地方 The bus is bound for New England.

23, be (feel) myself 找到自我 I'm feeling myself again.

24, be burned up 生氣 She was really burned up at the news.

25, be hard up for I'm hard up for clothes, but I have a lot of books.

26, be head and shoulders above 好許多 In calculus, Joe is head and shoulders above his classmates.

27,be in the dark 蒙在鼓裏 A: Do you have any idea what his notice is about? B: I'm as in the dark as you are.

28,be stuck 卡住了 I can't get this window open. It's stuck.

29, bite off more than one can chew. 貪多嚼不爛 A: I hear you're taking an advanced physics course this semester. B: I think I've bitten off more than I can chew.

30, break new ground 有了新的突破 His architectural design broke new ground in the field.

31,benefit concert 慈善音樂會 We need to let everyone know about the benefit concert, but we don't have much money for advertising.

32, busy signal 佔線 I've been calling David for the past half hour, but I keep getting a busy signal.

33,between you and me 你我之間,保密

34,call for A,打電話找 Tom just called for you. B,預報 The forecast calls for heavy rain again tonight. Aren't you glad we'll be getting away from this for a week? C,問 It's probably in the new part of town. We'll have to call for directions.

35, call it a day 就此結束 A: I'm really glad our club decides to raise money for the children's hospital, and most of the people we've phoned seemed happy to contribute. B: Yeah, I agree. Now we've gone through all the numbers on our list now, so I guess we can call it a day.

36,cash the check 兌現支票 Have your sister cashed her paycheck?

37,clear off 收拾,整理 It's about time we clear off the desk.

38,come down (雨,雪)下起來 The heavy rain is coming down, now.

39, come in first in the race 比賽第一名 Not only did Jill come in first in the race but she also had her best running time of the season.

40,come what may 不管怎樣 We'll pick you up tomorrow at eight, come what may.

41,cost somebody an arm and a leg A: Did you see the diamond ring Bill gave to Linda? B: I sure did. It must have cost him an arm and a leg.

42, cut it out 閉嘴 I told you to cut it out.

43,be cut out for 生來時做……的 Dr. Hamilton doesn't feel Larry is cut out for the medical profession.

44,department chair 係主任 I didn't write that memo to the department chair.

45,dirt cheap 非常便宜 A: You've already furnished your apartment? B: I've found some used furniture that was dirt cheap.

46, do with 用…..湊合; do without 沒有……也行 You can do with your girlfriend. You can do without your girlfriend

47, dog tired 特別累,同義:run down; worn out; out of steam I'm dog tired these days. I'm working on seven articles.

48, down jacket 羽絨服

49,drive somebody up the wall 讓某人發瘋;同義:drive somebody out of one's mind The sound of all that raffic is driving me out of my mind.

50, fall back on 依賴 A: Were you able to understand that French novel without any help from the teacher? B: I did pretty well, but I had to fall back on my dictionary occasionally.

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