[经验交流]英语日常口语、习惯语1500句(高级)

     141. Gotcha. 是got you的口语形式,意思就是“明白”。
  142. She can really turn a
phrase. 她的语言文字能力极强。又可以说:a turn of phrase, She has a nice turn of phrase
which should serve her well in journalism.
她善于文字表达,因此适合从事新闻业。又作“表达法”解释:Significant other’, meaning ’partner’, now
that’s an interesting turn of phrase.

  143. there is a lot of ground work to do. 还有好多预备工作要做。这大概是源于航空业,在飞机起飞前,要做很多的地面工作。
  144. That is the real deal. 这才是真正的目的,真正的实惠所在。
 
 145. I don’t mean to cry over your shoulder, but here is my reality, I
have lots of bills to pay. 我并不是想赚取你的同情,但我的实际情况是,我真的有好多账单还没有付。

  146.
Net Gestapos track down and punish offenders for even some minor
perceived rule-breaking offense. Track down 追踪,
哪怕是那些微不足道的犯规,网盖都会要穷追不舍把犯规者法办。

  147. 他是代课老师。可以说a temporary teacher, 不过口语的说法是He is a fill-in teacher. Fill-in 临时替代。
 
 148. He is quite spunky today. Spunky, 兴高采烈,情绪好。From the spunky look
on his face you could tell he must have done well in the test.
从他有精神的表情上可以得出他一定考得不错。

  149. They beat us fair and square.
我们输得心服口服。Everyone wants to get rich ovenight, they don’t care if they
will earn something fair and square.

  150. I want you to get your room in shipshape. 请把房间收拾好。Everything is shipshape.一切都好,一切准备就绪。Shipshape指的是军舰上一切都是有条不紊。
151. that really gets under one’s skin 意思是It really upsets me.
钻到了某个人的皮肤下,就是很令人厌烦的意思。She really gets under my skin now.
她真的有点令我生厌了。还有一个类似的说法:To be honest it is starting to get on my nerves.
讲老实话,我对这事很不感冒了。

  152. 一个人要大小便了如何说?最通常的说法是:Excuse me, I need to use
bathroom. 如果一定要表明是小便还是大便,可以说 I want to pee, or I want to poo. pee and
poo 都是儿童用语,poo大人一般会避免不用,因为听起来太粗俗。小便大便的正式说法是:urine and bowel
movements。肚子不舒服拉稀为:I have some loose stools,这是比较口语的说法,正规说法是diarrhea.
便秘是constipation。 I have urge to go to bathroom. 尿胀了。 irregular bowel
movements:大便不正常

  153. He is a rather layback person.
他是一个平和的人。也就是不会容易激动的人,反面词是jumpy。I’m enjoying the lay back culture of
Lijiang. 我很喜欢丽江的安逸的环境。

  154. He looked at his laptop and said: “I am afraid I don’t have much juice now.” 这里的juice的意思是电池电量很低了。
  155. She is a chatter box. 她的话匣子从来关不住。
  156. She is nosy. 她喜欢多管闲事。
  157. We have to start from scratch again. 我们又得从头开始了。现在流行说ground zero。例如美国世贸大厦被炸后就成了Ground Zero.
 
 158. The doctor told me that I had to slow down- or else. “or else”
表示比较严重的事会发生。医生叫我放慢节奏,否则的话……。这个结构可以比较英语口语第二题中的第七句的结构:Thank you for
…..(the tea, and so on), and everything else.

  159. Study hard, pass the exams or bust. Bust是“失败,出局”的意思。“要好好学习、考试及格,要不然就玩完了。”or else, 和or bust都属于同样的结果,表示更严重的后果。
 
 160. 与“座位”有关的几个口语词组:I am very fortunate to get the ringside seat to
the event. 靠近比赛台的座位,比喻为近距离观察。 The consumer is in the driving seat due
to the huge range of goods on the market. driving seat 表示“掌控大局”, You
must rent this video. It keeps you on the edge of your seat right up to
the end. 你得去租这部电影看看,从头到尾都会让你聚精会神。还有一个常用的词组:back seat
driver坐在后面喜欢告诉开车的人如何开车,意思就是幕后操纵,垂帘听政。邓小平就是一个back-seat driver.

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