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英语习语集锦(三)
编辑:北京译海腾飞翻译公司   发布时间:2012-05-13
on and off  间断地 
例句: It rained on and off all day long。 
今天断断续续地下着小雨。 

on the up and up  坦率,诚实 
例句:How can we know whether a person is on the up and up by his appearance! 
从一个人的外表我们怎么能知道他是坦率的呢! 

out and about  户外活动 
例句: Mr Smith recovers quickly,and he'll be out and about very soon. 
史密斯先生复原得很好,很快他就能到户外活动了。 

out and out  完全地,彻底地 
例句:What I said is an out and out truth. 
我说的全都是事实。 

out of sorts  发脾气的 
例句: Don't talk to him, he is out of sorts. 
别跟他说话,他在发脾气。 

out of temper  发怒的,发脾气  
例句: The children were frightened to find him out of temper. 
孩子们一见他发脾气,都吓坏了。 

over and over  多次地,重复地 
例句:The foreigner repeated what he said over and over,but I still couldn't understand him. 
外国朋友一遍一遍地重复,但我仍然没有听懂他说什么。 


pull one's leg  愚弄 
例句: If you remain stuck-up, they will often try to pull your leg. 
假如你还是目中无人的话,他们会常常想愚弄你的。 

put away  把…收起来 
例句: Put away the heavy clothes. The weather is becoming much warmer. 
把厚衣服收起来吧, 天气越来越暖和了。 


set the world on fire  做显赫的事情 
例句: People do not count him as a hero for he has not set the world on fire. 
人们并不把他看作民族英雄,因为他并未做出惊天动地的事情。 

silly as a goose  像鹅一样蠢 
例句:Since he is as silly as a goose, he will not get a promotion. 
既然他如此的不开窍,他肯定得不到提升的。 

slip of the tongue  说溜了嘴 
例句: The mayor really made a slip of the tongue! 
市长可真是说溜了嘴了! 

so long as  只要 
例句: Any man will be equal to the task, so long as he is careful. 
任何人都会胜任这个工作,只要他细心。 

stand one's ground  坚持己见;坚守阵地 
例句: John's friends said he was mistaken, but he stood his ground. 
约翰的朋友都说他错了,可是他仍然坚持己见。 


take a chance  冒险 
例句: We will take a chance on the weather and have the party outdoors. 
我们将冒天气的险在室外聚会。 

through and through  完全地,充分地 
例句:You can trust him,for he's honest through and through. 
你可以信任他,他是真正诚实的。 

turn the cold shoulder on  冷淡 
例句:He will not turn the cold shoulder on me when I am in trouble. 
他不会在我困难时疏远我。 


up and about  病愈 
例句: I'm much better now,I've been up and about for almost a week. 
我现在感觉好多了,我已经病愈差不多一个星期了。 

ups and downs  盛衰,浮沉 
例句: Life is hard.There are a lot of ups and downs in one's life. 
生活是艰辛的,生活中充满了大多的盛衰的浮沉。 


waste one's breath  白费唇舌 
例句: it's no use talking to him, you'll only waste your breath. 
和他谈话没有一点用处,你只是在白费唇舌。 


You can't beat it.  这是第一流的,比不上的。 

You can't beat me.  表示自己了不起。 
例句:When it comes to playing football, you can't beat Billy. 
论踢足球,没有人比得上比利。