发布于:2019-03-28 12:23 来源:yesdaily.com 作者:YESDAILY

1.Clear the air 消除误会

To settle a dispute and restore good relations

Example: We had a meeting with the workers, and I think we’vecleared the air now。

2.Be in the air 将要发生的事情

The feeling or idea that something new is about to happen or isgoing to change。

Example: From the arguments going on at the meeting, it seemsthat a change in policy is in the air。

3.A bad egg 缺乏道德的人

Somebody who has no moral principles and should be avoided

Example: You mustn’t lend Tim money, he’s a bad egg. You’llnever see him or your money again!

4.Cost an arm and a leg 极其昂贵

To be very expensive

Example: I love that fur coat. However, I don’t think I’m goingto buy it because it costs an arm and a leg。

5.In the balance 未知的,不可预测的

Said when the outcome of a situation is unknown orunpredictable

Example: His career as a pilot is in the balance, as hiseyesight does not seem good enough。

6.In the Bag 稳操胜券

Said of an achievement which is secure

Example: We have the deal in the bag. The client came in thismorning to sign the agreement。

7.Drive a hard bargain 极力讨价还价

To have the negotiating strength and skills to get the mostadvantageous price and conditions

Example: Amanda is negotiating the best price from thesuppliers. She drives a hard bargain。

8.Ring a bell 看上去或听起来非常熟悉

To look, sound or seem familiar

Example: That face rings a bell, where have I seen himbefore?

9.Tighten one’s belt 节衣缩食

To cut down on spending because there is less income thanbefore

Example: Now you are out of work, you’ll have to tighten yourbelt and give up buying new clothes and going out so often。

10.Kill two birds with one stone 一石二鸟

To complete two tasks together, with less effort than doing themseparately

Example: Since I’d gone to the store to buy some bread, Ithought ofkilling two birds with one stone and invited Mr. Biggs tothe party。

11.Be in a black mood 情绪极差

To be so negative about everything that it is impossible foranyone to reason with him/her

Example: My father has been in a black mood for days, we darenot say anything to him。

12.Feeling blue 感到无精打采

Feeling sad or depressed

Example: She’s feeling blue, because the man she loves is faraway。

13.New blood 新成员

New people brought into an organization to introduce differentand original ideas

Example: It was decided to bring new blood into the school byemploying teachers with the latest training。

14.Get to the bottom of something 弄清真相

To find out the truth about something

Example: I’m trying to get to the bottom of why David leftwithout saying goodbye。

15.A piece of cake 轻松的事

Something which is very easy to do

Example: Here…let me put the batteries in for you. It’s a pieceof cake。

16.Pay a call 拜访

To visit somebody

Example: As we’re in this neighborhood, we might as well pay theJacksons a call, we haven’t seen them for ages。

17.Round the clock 夜以继日的

To do something continuously, without a break or pause

Example: The ambulance services worked round the clock haulingpeople trapped in the building to safety。

18.By chance 偶然,意外的

Unexpectedly; with no prior planning

Example: By chance, I bumped into my wife in the shoppingmall

19.Keep one’s cool 保持冷静

To stay calm in a difficult situation

Example: If the traffic is jamed, the only thing to do is keepyour cool, or get out of the car and walk!

20.In a tight corner 处于困境

In an extremely difficult situation

Example: Whenever I get into a tight corner, I try to rely onquick thinking to get out of it。

21.Fall on deaf ears 不加理睬的,不听取

Not to take any notice of what is said

Example: The city council’s order that garbage should be put inthebins fell on deaf ears; the sidewalks are still littered withtrash!

22.Keep in the dark 隐瞒

To keep something secret

Example: We know my brother has a new girlfriend, but he'skeeping her name in the dark。

23.Take things easy 放轻松

To relax

Example: It's better for our health to take things easy than toworry about problems all the time。

24.Catch one’s eye 吸引某人注意

To attract somebody’s attention

Example: A movement behind the curtain caught my eye I thoughtit was a burglar and rushed out of the room!

25.Eat like a horse 吃得很多

To eat a lot; to have a very big appetite

Example: Fred eats like a horse. When I was a growing lad likehim, I used to eat a lot, too。

26.Turn a blind eye 。熟视无睹

To ignore an action, even though one should do something aboutit

Example: Parents will spoil their children if they constantlyturn a blind eye to their bad behavior。

27.Have an eye for something 对某事(某物体)了解得非常清楚

To be very good at doing something, or have a greatunderstanding of something。

Example: As a botanist, he has to describe and draw plantsaccurately, so he must have an eye for detail。

28.Keep an eye on 照看, 密切注视

To watch carefully; to look after

Example: Keep an eye on my purse I'm just going to thebathroom。

29.Lose face 丢脸

To have one's reputation spoiled; to be embarrassed

Example: The large drug houses have lost face, because smallercompanies are selling similar products at a cheaper price!

30.Lead the field 处于领头地位

To be the most successful person or group in an activity

Example: For decades, the House of Dior led the field in elegantfashion design

31.Get out of hand 失去控制

To be out of control

Example: The problem of suicide bombings is getting out of hand;there seems to be no way to stop them。

32.Give a hand 提供帮助

To help somebody with something

Example: Please give me a hand and hold this board while I paintit。

33.Learn by heart 牢记

To memorize something; to have learned something word for wordor very precisely。

Example: At school we often learned Shakespeare’s sonnets byheart and recited them in front of the class。

34.On hold 尚未办理的事情

Something set aside and waiting to be dealt with

Example: Our vacation plans are on hold right now; because myDad’s just been admitted to hospital with a stomach ulcer。

35.A dark horse 出乎意料的嬴家

An unexpected winner。

Example: A dark horse in this year’s basketball cup wasJapan!

36.The bottom line 本质内容

The most essential part of something

Example: We’ve talked a lot about taxation and immigration, butthe bottom line is that we have to create more jobs。

37.Live it up 狂欢一场

To enjoy a high standard of living and lead a carefree life

Example: The neighbors having been living it up ever since theywon the sweepstakes。

38.Bear in mind 记住

To remember something which can be of help in the future。

Example: Before you start your perspective drawing, bear in mindyou should first establish a vanishing point。

39.Look forward to 期待着

To relish some future prospect; to eagerly await meetingsomebody。

Example: You can tell Jake is looking forward to his vacationhekeeps telling us how many days there are left until hefinishescollege。

40.Have a mind to 想做某事, 计划做某事

To be decided on ; to intend to

Example: The service in our hotel was terrible. I have a mind towrite a letter of complaint。

41.Be in the mood 想要做某事

To feel like doing something

Example: She is not in the mood for playing cards and says sheshould really be preparing her lecture notes。

42.Over the moon 欣喜若狂

Extremely happy

Example: She’s over the moon about her promotion she reallywasn’t expecting it。

43.Over and above 除…这外, 额外的

In addition to

Example: Over and above our salary, we are getting a largebonus, because business has been very profitable this year。

44.Get a move on 赶快

To hurry up

Example: Get a move on! The train is about to leave。

45.Get the picture 了解某事

To understand something, to grasp some meaning

Example: When they started cutting back and laying people off atwork, I got the picture and starting looking for another job。

46.Keep somebody posted 传达消息

To regularly give somebody up-to-date information or details ofthe progress being made。

Example: I phoned in at the end of each working day to keep myboss posted about developments at the trade conference。

47.Be out of pocket 花光了钱的

To be without money

Example: He’s complaining because he spent all of his money onslot machines and now he’s out of pocket。

48.Lose track of 失去消息,失去线索

To lose contact with somebody to not know where something is

Example: I lost track of Fran when she moved to Boston. I’veeven tried to locate her on the Internet。

49.On a shoestring 生活拮据

In a thrifty manner; with costs or spending down to a bareminimum

Example: She lives on a shoestring she gets a tiny pension andhas to budget very tightly。

50.In the long run 最终,最后

Over a long period of time, once a process has matured

Example: The grocery store is making a loss right now. In thelong run,however, we hope to achieve a situation of stableprofit