来源：上海外教网 | 发布日期：2010-05-13 17:05
1、A fish out of water 离水的鱼；浑身不自在；不得其所得人
He felt like a fish out of water when he arrived in Tibet.
2、A fresh pair of eyes 指让另外一个人来审视一下, 可能会发现一些新的问题或想法
You need a fresh pair of eyes to find your mistakes in your homework.
3、A chip on your shoulder 爱吵架的人；爱找麻烦的人
Do you have a chip on your shoulder? You are not youself today.
4、All your eggs in one basket 寄希望于一件事情上；孤注一掷
When you decide to make a choice, I hope that you'd better not put all your eggs in one basket.
5、The ball's in your court 该采取行动了
The ball's in your court, now you just call Marry and ask her out.
6、beat around the bush 旁敲侧击；说话绕弯子
I hope that you could tell me what your opinion is directly but beat around the bush.
7、between a rock and a hard place 进退两难；左右为难
His father and mother respectively gave two completely different suggestions, so he was stuck between a rock and a hard place and he didn't know which to follow.
8、air your dirty laundry 私人的丑事；不能对外宣扬的
I am not interested in you affairs, please don't air your dirty laundry.
9、cut me some slack 放我一马吧！给我点特殊优待
It's very king of my boss because he cut me some slack and didn't fire me.
10、dead as a door nail 的确死了；死翘翘
My last hope is as dead as a door nail.
11、fat chance 没有机会，希望渺茫
That she will win the lottery is a fat chance.
12、hard of hearing 重听的；有点聋的
There are many places where one can buy hearing aids for those who may be hard of hearing.
13、have your cake and eat it too 鱼和熊掌，不可兼得
Don't eat too many snacks if you want to keep fit. You cannot have your cake and eat it too.
14、heads will roll 人头落地；丢饭碗
The press made an announcement that heads will roll in the government.
15、jump the gun 偷跑；行动过早
The result will come out next Monday, and I don't want to jump the gun to tell you anything.
16、just in time 恰好；及时
When the earthquakes occurs, many people are not lucky enough to run away just in time.
17、make a killing 突然赚的一大笔钱；发大财；大有所获
One of my friends has made a killing by manage a hotel.
18、mean business 当真
Please don't laugh at me, I really mean business.
19、not all there 不太正常
The man who has killed 9 children looks not all there.
20、shoot the breeze 吹牛；闲扯
We would like to shoot the breeze when we have meals.
21、shoot from the hip 鲁莽、仓促地做事
You shouldn't shoot from the hip because there is plenty of time.
22、take a stand 采取立场；表态
During the meeting, the boss hasn't taken a stand for Tom's promotion.
23、wait for the other shoe to drop 提心吊胆地等待最后的结果
She is waiting for the other shoe to drop after a piano competition.
24、x marks the spot 做标记；刻舟求“鱼”
When you are walking in woods, you'd better x marks the spot in case of being lost.
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