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英语习语集锦(二)
编辑:北京译海腾飞翻译公司   发布时间:2012-05-13
hang in the balance  未见分晓 
例句: After the surgery, the patient became very sick and her life hung in the balance for nearly a week. 
手术后,那个病人非常虚弱,将近一个星期他的生命在垂危中。 

hang-up  (情感上的)障碍, 大难题 
例句: Mary has a real hang-up about cats and doesn't like to be in the same room with them. 
玛丽对猫有一种摆脱不掉的厌烦,因此不愿意和猫在同一个房间。 

high and dry  被抛弃的,处于痛苦之中的 
例句: George took all the money away and left his companions high and dry,with nothing to buy the tickets. 
乔治带走了所有的钱,把他的同事抛弃了,连买车票的钱也没有。 

high and low  到处 
例句: I looked high and low for my pen,but I couldn't find it anywhere. 
我到处找我的钢笔,但我怎么也找不到它。 

hit upon  偶然想出 
例句: He crouched there for a long time before he hit upon a plan to defeat his antagonist. 
他蹲在那里很长一段时间后,突然想出了一个挫败他对手的计划。 


in a bind  窘迫 
例句: when he asked me to marry him, I felt in a bind. 
当他向我求婚时, 我感到很窘迫。 

in the dog house  窘迫,陷入困境 
例句: The whole team was in the doghouse because they lost the game. 
由于输掉了比赛,整队都陷入困境。 

in luck  幸运 
例句: Mary dropped her glasses and they did not break, so she was in luck. 
玛丽的眼镜掉在地上而没有摔坏,所以她是幸运的。 

ins and outs  错综复杂事物的因果 
例句: After careful investigation, he got to know the ins and outs of the accident. 
经过仔细的调查,他终于弄清了事件的前因后果。 

It's in God's hands  听天由命 
例句: It's in God's hands and we have prepared for the worst. 
听天由命吧, 我们已经做最坏的准备了。 


Lay stress on / upon  着重,重视 
例句: In his speech Mr. Brown laid stress on the sagacity of cats. 
布朗先生在他的讲座里强调了猫的灵性。 

let sleeping dogs lie  莫惹是非 
例句: Don't tell the teacher what you have done. Let sleeping dogs lie. 
不要告诉老师你做了什么。莫惹是非。 

lose one's temper  发脾气 
例句: he lost his temper when he broke the key in the lock. 
他把钥匙弄断在锁里了,就发起了脾气。 


make ends meet  使收支平衡 
例句: I have to take two part-time jobs at the same time to make ends meet. 
为了收支平衡, 我不得不同时作两份兼职。 

make use of  使用,利用 
例句: He will make use of all the odds and ends. 
他会利用所有这一切零碎东西。 

monkey business  胡闹 
例句: he told the boys to quit their monkey business, or he would call a teacher. 
他告诉那些男孩子不要再胡闹,不然他就叫老师。