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    【159】和数目字有关的惯用语 - 英语讲义



    作者:欢乐鱼 阅读次数:1628


     
     
    和数目字有关的惯用语

      英语的数目字惯用语,不多也不少。下面是些和“One, two, three”等有关的惯用语:


    (1) A back number(过期书刊,过时的人):

    (i) Mr Lim has left the cabinet and is now a back number.

    (ii) Sometimes, a back number costs more than a current number.


    (2) Look after number one(照顾私利):

    Max is very selfish, often looking after number one.


    (3) One's number two(坐第二把交椅的人):

    When David could not attend a meeting, he sent his number two to deputise for him.


    (4) At one time(从前有个时期):

    At one time, a few of us often had lunch together.


    (5) Back to square one(打回原形):

    Mr Su is not successful in business, so he is almost back to square one.


    (6) At one with... (和……看法一样):Henry and Christine have never been at one with each other, no matter what the subject of discussion is.


    (7) One up on... (比……有利):

    As your child has a better head start, he is one up on his peers.


    (8) It's all one to...(对……都没什么差别):

    To the seaside or to the park? It is all one to me as long as we go out today.


    (9) One of these days(最近):

    If Harry goes on littering, he will get into trouble one of these days.


    (10) In two minds about(对……三心两意):

    Irene is still in two minds about going to her former boy friend's wedding party.


    (11) It cuts both ways(有利也有弊):

    Jim asked Mary not to go to the party. But it cuts both ways. Mary now expects Jim to stay at home with her.


    (12) Put two and two together(根据事实推断):

    Since Susan is neither at home nor at work, Bob puts two and two together and guesses that she should be in the shopping centre.


    (13) On all fours(爬着):

    Infants are on all fours prior to learning to walk.


    (14) At sixes and sevens(乱七八糟):

    Tony moved to a new office where everything is still at sixes and sevens.


    (15) A nine days' wonder(轰动一时但很快被遗忘的事):

    Helen became a popular singer, but suddenly she disappeared. Her singing career was only a nine days' wonder.


    (16) Nine times out of ten(多数情况下):

    Judith thought that students liked her very much, but nine times out of ten she was wrong.


    (17)Ten to one(很可能):

    It is about 9 am. Ten to one, Christine will be late again for this morning's meeting.


    (18) A nine-to-five job(朝九晚五的工作):

    It is hard work to be a salesman but his work is freer than a nine-to-five job.


    (19) One of those things(不可避免的不幸事):

    During a recession, the inability to get a good job is just one of those things in life


    (20) One in a thousand(少有的人才):

    He relies a lot on his capable assistant, who is one in a thousand.

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