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    【127】名词惯用语 - 英语讲义



    作者:欢乐鱼 阅读次数:6835


     
     
    名词惯用语

      英语中的名词惯用语不少。这里就把常见的举些出来,并造句示范,希望大家对这种短语有进一步的认识,从而多多运用。

    1. A breath of fresh air: 带来新气象的人

      “Joelle is so lovely and lively that she is a breath of fresh air for the whole family.”

    2. The calm before the storm: 暴风雨来临前的宁静

        “The serene atmosphere in the factory is just the calm before the storm. Once the new boss comes, things will radically change.”

    3. A dose/ taste of one's own medicine: 尝尝自己的药,即用同样方法对待对方

        “Tony has smeared John's reputation. It is now time for Tony to have a dose of his own medicine.”

    4. A drop in the ocean: 海洋中的一滴水,即沧海一粟

        “For a banker like Mr Huang, a donation of one million dollars is nothing but a drop in the ocean.”

    5. Force of circumstances: 时势所逼

        “Owing to force of circumstances, the man has to dispose of his house to settle all his debts.”

    6. (All) grist to one's mill: 可利用之物

        “As a writer, social ills and problems are all grist to his mill.”

    7. A home from home: 第二个家;宾至如归之地

        “Many foreigners come to work and stay in Singapore; they regard this country as a home from home.”

    8. A jack of all trades: 一个样样都懂的人

      “If you have any repairing work to do, just ask Xiao Li, who is a jack of all trades.”

    9. A leap/ shot in the dark: 不顾后果的冒险行为;没事实根据的猜测

        “To enter the hiding place of the gangsters is a leap in the dark. Don't do it!/ Tom's answer, though correct, was only a shot in the dark.”

    10. The lesser of two evils: 两害之较轻者

        “Employing a person who is loyal but not very capable is better than employing one who is very capable but disloyal; the former is the lesser of two evils.”

    11. The life and soul of the party: 聚会的灵魂人物

        “Thanks to Helen, all had a good time at the get-together. Helen was really the life and soul of the party.”

    12. The man in the street: 一个普通人

        “Such sophisticated music cannot appeal to the man in the street.”

    13. The man of the hour: 风云人物

        “Jason achieved one success after another. No doubt, he is the man of the hour.”

    14. A pack of lies: 一连串的谎言

        “Don't listen to him! What he has said is a pack of lies.”

    15. Rule of thumb: 凭经验而来的方法

        “Many people consider English verbs difficult. Is there a rule of thumb for mastering English verbs?/ As a rule of thumb, you have to pay $100 a month for every $1000 you borrow.”

    16. The run of the mill: 例常的事

        “There is nothing special about my work; it is just the run of the mill.”

    17. A shot in the arm: 一剂兴奋剂

        “The favourable opinion poll gave the biggest opposition party a shot in the arm.”


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