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    【155】有动物的惯用语(上) - 英语讲义



    作者:欢乐鱼 阅读次数:1637


     
     
    有动物的惯用语(上)

      和中文一样,英语有不少惯用语与动物有关。下面便是些好例子:

      (1) An eager beaver:做事特别卖力的人

    Every year during the long holidays in June and December, many people go abroad for a tour except Jason, an eager beaver, who will at most take a few days off in Singapore.


      (2) A busy bee:忙碌的人

    There isn't much to do today, but Nancy has been rushing here and there like a busy bee.


      (3) Have a bee in one's bonnet about... : 对……苦思不已

    As a low-income bread-earner, Ali has a bee in his bonnet about increasing his monthly income.


      (4) Make a bee-line for ...:径直朝向……

    After class, student rushed out of classroom, making a bee-line for the nearest canteen.


      (5) An early bird:早起的人

    Morning walk at six? No problem ! I'm an early bird, you know.


      (6) A home bird:爱在家里的人

    Jason's youngest son doesn't care for social life; he is a home bird through and through.


      (7) A bird's-eye, view of...:鸟瞰;概观

    (i) From the plane, we can have a bird's eye view of the Singapore buildlngs.

    (ii) Jason's new book can give the reader a bird's eye view of elements of good English.


      (8) A cat nap:瞌睡

    Between lunch and the 2 p.m. class, there is at least half an hour for a cat nap.


      (9) Lead a cat-and-dog life:过着吵吵闹闹的日子

    Poor couples often lead a cat-and-dog life because of financial problems. Don't you think so?


      (10) Let the cat out of the bag:泄露秘密

    David was planning a surprise birthday party for Irene, but his new secretary let the cat out of the bag in a casual talk.


      (11) There is not enough room to swing a cat:没有活动的余地

    How can you live and do your design work in such a small room? There isn't enough room to swing a cat, is there?


      (12) Rain cats and dogs:倾盆大雨

    We can't go out yet. It is raining cats and dogs at the moment.


      (13) No chicken:不再是小孩

    Don't treat Lily like a kid! She is no chicken now.


      (14) A cock-and-bull story:无稽之谈

    Whenever Tom was late for work, he would tell a cock-and-bull story as an excuse.


      (15) Wait till the cows come home:

    无限期的等待

    Don't lend him money. If you want him to pay back, you have to wait till the cows come home.


      (16) Crocodile tears:鳄鱼泪

    Jane seemed very sad at the old man's death. Actually, she was only shedding crocodile tears because she never really liked that old man.


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