2016年4月11日 星期一

非常有用的英語俚語

. 2016年4月11日 星期一

真正經常和老外打交道,感覺英語俚語還是非常有用,你可以不會用或者用不好,但如果看到了或聽到了,不明白它的意思,那同樣影響交流的,因為有些英語俚語太常見了,每個詞都認識,但就是不知道是什麼意思. 貼一些英語俚語,權當自己做個日記,同時也與各位一起分享.朋友們幫頂呀.
  
  Be in the air 將要發生的事情
  The feeling or idea that something new is about to happen or is going to change
  Example: From the arguments going on at the meeting, it seems that a change in policy is in the air.


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  Clear the air 消除誤會
  To settle a dispute and restore good relations
  Example: We had a meeting with the workers, and I think we’ve cleared the air now.
  
  
  
  Cost an arm and a leg 極其昂貴
  To be very expensive
  Example: I love that fur coat. However, I don’t think I’m going to buy it because it costs an arm and a leg.
  
  
  
  A bad egg 缺乏道德的人
  Somebody who has no moral principles and should be avoided
  Example: You mustn’t len​​d Tim money, he’s a bad egg. You’ll never see him or your money again!
  
  
  
  In the Bag 穩操勝券
  Said of an achievement which is secure
  Example: We have the deal in the bag. The client came in this morning to sign the agreement.
  
  
  
  In the balance 未知的,不可預測的
  Said when the outcome of a situation is unknown or unpredictable
  Example: His career as a pilot is in the balance, as his eyesight does not seem good enough.
  
  
  
  Drive a hard bargain 極力討價還價
  To have the negotiating strength and skills to get the most advantageous price and conditions
  Example: Amanda is negotiating the best price from the suppliers. She drives a hard bargain.
  
  
  
  Ring a bell 看上去或聽起來非常熟悉
  To look, sound or seem familiar
  Example: That face rings a bell, where have I seen him before?
  
  
  
  Tighten one’s belt 節衣縮食
  To cut down on spending because there is less income than before
  Example: Now you are out of work, you’ll have to tighten your belt and give up buying new clothes and going out so often.
  
  
  
  Kill two birds with one stone 一石二鳥
  To complete two tasks together, with less effort than doing them separately
  Example: Since I’d gone to the store to buy some bread, I thought of killing two birds with one stone and invited Mr. Biggs to the party.

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