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2018年12月26日

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  31)do the trick 做成功;达到理想的结果

  Model:

  ——I’ve been trying to get the furnace started, but I can’t find the right switch. (我尽力想让炉子燃起来,可不知道该按哪个键。)

  ——Here, I believe this one in the back will do the trick. (这里,我相信后面按这个键,可以让炉子燃起来。)

  32)drag one’s feet 行动缓慢;磨磨蹭蹭不情愿

  Model:

  ——How’s Bob coming along on his dissertation proposal? (Bob的论文计划进展地怎么样了?)

  ——He’s really been dragging his feet. (他很磨蹭的。)

  33)draw the line 拒绝,拒不容忍

  Model:

  ——Paul expects me to clean the room every week. (Paul想让我每周打扫房间。)

  ——That’s where I draw the line. (可是我绝对不会答应的。

  34)feel down in the dumps 心情不好;情绪低落

  Model:

  ——Kate was really feeling down in the dumps about her latest chemistry assignment. (Kate为最近的化学作业成绩感到很沮丧。)

  35)few and far between 不多;少而分散的;不常碰到或发现的;稀少的

  Model:

  ——Steve is really a terrific guy. (Steve真是不简单。)

  ——He sure is. Ones like him are few and far between. (当然。像他那样的人可不多见。)

  36)fit as a fiddle 身体很健康

  Model:

  —— Harry! How have you been? I haven’t seen you in ages. (Harry,你好吗?好久没看见你了。)

  ——I’m fit as a fiddle. This exercise program I’m following is terrific. (我身体好极了。我正进行的这个锻炼计划太棒了。)

  37)grin and bear 任劳任怨;毫无怨言地忍受

  Model:

  ——Carla,I can’t take this job any longer. (Carla,我不能再做这份工作了。)

  ——If you need the money, you’ll just have to grin and bear it. ( 如果你需要钱,你就得忍耐。)

  38)hit the spot (特指吃了食物,喝了饮料之后)精神完全恢复过来或感到满足;恢复精力;提精神

  Model:

  ——This Lemonade sure hits the spot.(柠檬汁太提神了。)

  ——And how! (当然了!)

  39)keep between the two of us 不让第三者知道,保密

  Model:

  ——What I’m going to say is rather personal, so let’s keep between the two of us. (我要讲的纯属私事,所以希望你能保密。)

  40)know a thing or two about 略知一二

  Model:

  ——Do you think Andy could help us plan the camping trip to West Virginia? (你认为Andy会帮我们计划去西弗吉尼亚州野营吗?)

  ——Well, since he spends every summer there, he might know a thing or two about it. (可能吧。他每个夏天都去那儿,应该知道一些事儿。)


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