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天天英语口语--Idiom 篇
肥猫 2005-12-05 13:59

1.Clam up 守口如瓶,拒不开口,沉默不语

I don't understand why my students are quite talktive during the break but all clam up in class.

kitty2005 2005-12-05 17:06

LZ是要每天贡献一条吗? 那太好了!

资历浅,一点小分分奉上.
要坚持哟!

justin_zhu 2005-12-05 17:07

端个板凳来学习!

肥猫 2005-12-05 17:23

今天是开张第一天, 再来一条!

2. be green with envy 羡慕极了

Don't be green with envy. She has worked so hard for years and deserves what she has now.

卉樱果 2005-12-05 18:06

Clam up

Her nickname is "funnel", it is not easy for her to clam up any loving story she just have had.

卉樱果 2005-12-05 18:07

be green with envy

I am having a relax and enjoyable life, people are green with envy, I have told them: when you reach my age, you will have such life as well

肥猫 2005-12-05 18:12

谢谢大家的参与!
共同学习!

harvey66 2005-12-05 19:18

clam up

Everybody here, dont clam up.

harvey66 2005-12-05 19:32

be green with envy

you neednt be green with envy. as you know the grass always looks greener on the other side.

肥猫 2005-12-05 22:38

忍不住,再来一条!
3. marry a fortune

Nowdays , some girls choose to marry a fortune regardless of love.

卉樱果 2005-12-06 03:19

Nowdays , some girls choose to marry a fortune regardless of love. Some boys choose to marry a beauty regardless of love.

Nowdays, the 2nd marriage couples mostly marry a future.

harvey66 2005-12-06 12:27

引用:

作者: 卉樱果
Nowdays , some girls choose to marry a fortune regardless of love. Some boys choose to marry a beauty regardless of love.

Nowdays, the 2nd marriage couples mostly marry a future.

Nowadays, the 2nd marriage couples mostly marry a future, because most of them reach the age when they get wealthier?

卉樱果 2005-12-06 12:57

"Future" is based on understanding with and tolerance to each other.

引用:

作者: harvey66
Nowadays, the 2nd marriage couples mostly marry a future, because most of them reach the age when they get wealthier?


harvey66 2005-12-06 13:20

引用:

作者: 卉樱果
Nowdays , some girls choose to marry a fortune regardless of love. Some boys choose to marry a beauty regardless of love.

Nowdays, the 2nd marriage couples mostly marry a future.

nice composing.

harvey66 2005-12-06 13:24

引用:

作者: 卉樱果
"Future" is based on understanding with and tolerance to each other.

ture marital ethic.

肥猫 2005-12-06 14:24

4. as much as 达到....那种程度,几乎等于

As much as I was trying to prepare myself for this outcome, I never really expected it.

fafan 2005-12-06 15:18

楼主坚持噢!当我们英语版的特邀讲师!

肥猫 2005-12-06 15:33

呀!Fafan JJ来了!:wdb6:
不敢不敢,我就是想和大家一起学习学习!为登陆后能找到东南西北做做准备。
很喜欢这里的气氛!大家这么热心!
fafan姐常来啊!

fafan 2005-12-06 16:10

引用:

作者: belief98
呀!Fafan JJ来了!:wdb6:
不敢不敢,我就是想和大家一起学习学习!为登陆后能找到东南西北做做准备。
很喜欢这里的气氛!大家这么热心!
fafan姐常来啊!

是啊!这里大家都是主人,所以尽情的发挥吧!加油!!!!:wdb10:

kitty2005 2005-12-06 16:15

as much as

As much as I know, he is not a gay.

肥猫 2005-12-06 16:26

呀,什么时候置顶啦?:wdb6: :wdb18:

卉樱果 2005-12-06 17:37

as much as possible?

引用:

作者: belief98
4. as much as 达到....那种程度,几乎等于

As much as I was trying to prepare myself for this outcome, I never really expected it.


fafan 2005-12-06 17:38

引用:

作者: belief98
呀,什么时候置顶啦?:wdb6: :wdb18:

好筒子,好帖子,当然要肯定啦!!!:wdb10:

fafan 2005-12-06 17:41

加一个
ASAP=as soon as possible 尽快,愈快愈好(亦可作a.s.a.p.)

肥猫 2005-12-06 18:05

引用:

作者: 卉樱果
This I have problem to understand, is it same as as much as possible?

没太理解你的话。

前一个as是副词,后一个as是连词,引导从句
as much as possible 不等于as much as
as much as possible 里的as much as=我列的这条as much as
as much as possible 实际上就是as much as it is possible 的省略句

水平有限,不知道说的对不对,欢迎高手指教!

肥猫 2005-12-06 18:18

这样说,会好理解一点吗?

I never really expected this outcome as much as I was trying to prepare myself for it.

harvey66 2005-12-06 20:51

I hope I can learn english idioms as much as it is possible.

肥猫 2005-12-06 21:59

Sunyu, 你的分分我看到了,谢谢!你在哪里呢?在这里冒个头吧,我好给你回礼!:)

肥猫 2005-12-06 22:12

引用:

作者: fafan
加一个
ASAP=as soon as possible 尽快,愈快愈好(亦可作a.s.a.p.)

我来做一个。

I hope Canada Immigration Section will give me ME a.s.a.p, otherwise....:wdb23: :wdb23:
(In fact I really don't know what to do.)

sunyu 2005-12-07 00:58

引用:

作者: belief98
Sunyu, 你的分分我看到了,谢谢!你在哪里呢?在这里冒个头吧,我好给你回礼!:)

偶在这作业还没想好.等偶写好作业了你们再鼓励鼓励吧!:wdb4: :wdb4:

sunyu 2005-12-07 01:08

There are so many people here with high English made me so green with envy. To follow them better, I’ll not clam up anymore. Hope one day my English will as much as them.

More and more girls choose to marry a fortune without love, but they do not know that isn’t their future.

肥猫 2005-12-07 02:01

引用:

作者: sunyu
There are so many people here with high English made me so green with envy. To follow them better, I’ll not clam up anymore. Hope one day my English will as much as them.

More and more girls choose to marry a fortune without love, but they do not know that isn’t their future.

喜欢sun的串串烧! 以后定期给我来一串!

银行被我用关门了,稍等。

卉樱果 2005-12-07 04:10

:wdb17:
引用:

作者: belief98
这样说,会好理解一点吗?

I never really expected this outcome as much as I was trying to prepare myself for it.


肥猫 2005-12-07 14:08

引用:

作者: 卉樱果
:wdb17:

共同学习!共同进步!

肥猫 2005-12-07 14:13

5. a shot in the dark 瞎猜

I did't know the answer to the question, and I made a shot in the dark. Surprisingly,I hit it.

卉樱果 2005-12-07 14:57

Gossip is usually from a shot in the dark by someone who has a strong ability on imagination.

please correct my words if there is a mistake. thanks

sunyu 2005-12-07 15:13

The internet maKe people a large space to get a short in the dark what and how and where the person they talked with.

肥猫 2005-12-07 15:30

Sorry,a typo. It should be shot, not short. I have corrected it.

harvey66 2005-12-07 19:48

Life is a chain made of many choices, you have to make a shot in the dark from time to time.

cityhome 2005-12-08 12:32

好的!我也来学习学习!

肥猫 2005-12-08 18:53

6. what with 因为

What with the expensive rent, I abandoned the department in the end.

harvey66 2005-12-08 20:02

What with the expensive price, I abandoned the car in the end.

This is a true experience of mine recently.

卉樱果 2005-12-09 03:13

what with

what with living on my LG's income, I have to face the life new to me.

hohoho

sunyu 2005-12-09 11:02

What with the raining today,I feel a litter depression.

肥猫 2005-12-12 14:40

7. keep a straight face 板着脸

He likes telling jokes. But always keeps a straight face when others are shaking their sides with laughter.

harvey66 2005-12-12 19:31

People usually cant help keeping their straight faces when something unpleasant happens.

sunyu 2005-12-13 21:06

"Mum always keep a straight face when my examination is not so good." My son told his classmate and I felt so sorry for him.

肥猫 2005-12-13 21:13

8.be touch and go万分危险

The patient is out of danger now, but it was touch and go for a while.

sunyu 2005-12-13 21:40

It is touch and go if a young man taste drugs.

harvey66 2005-12-13 23:01

This movie is full of scenes of being touch and go.

卉樱果 2005-12-14 10:00

One of my best friends told me any time any body make a conversation with her, her husband would keep a straight face.
I thought she was touch and go, and suggested her to watch out.
But she said at home they were like love birds

harvey66 2005-12-14 12:56

引用:

作者: 卉樱果
One of my best friends told me any time any body make a conversation with her, her husband would keep a straight face.
I thought she was touch and go, and suggested her to watch out.
But she said at home they were like love birds

Is "love birds" an idiom too?
please tell me something about it.

肥猫 2005-12-14 23:40

9.be stuck on someone 迷恋上某人
He was stuck on the girl at the first meeting although it was a blind date.

harvey66 2005-12-15 12:19

Although he is married for many years, he is easily stuck on pretty girls at the first sight.

肥猫 2005-12-15 23:03

10. do with 需要

I am going shoping. Do we need anything?
Yes, we could do with some more detergent.

harvey66 2005-12-16 12:54

What do you do with this forum?
I need to learn English and some news on immigration.

sunyu 2005-12-17 22:34

I was stuck on 费翔when I was a young girl in my 20th. but now I am stuck on my son as a mum.


I do with many times to study English before I go to Canada.

Am I right?

肥猫 2005-12-19 18:09

11. be on pins and needles 坐立不安

He is a very modest man. When others praise him, he feels on pins and needles.

sunyu 2005-12-19 21:31

The husband always feels on pins and needles while the baby birthing.

harvey66 2005-12-19 22:43

She is anxious to go to Canada, the long period of waiting make her on pins and needles.

肥猫 2005-12-20 12:54

12. know where the shoe pinches 知道问题所在

A wise leader should be one who knows where the shoe pinches and knows what to do with it.

harvey66 2005-12-20 13:06

Sometimes, my computer broke down like a real basket case, and I dont know where the shoe pinches.

Aim 2005-12-21 01:59

引用:

作者: belief98
呀!Fafan JJ来了!:wdb6:
不敢不敢,我就是想和大家一起学习学习!为登陆后能找到东南西北做做准备。
很喜欢这里的气氛!大家这么热心!
fafan姐常来啊!

fafan是JJ?:wdb4:

Aim 2005-12-21 02:08

引用:

作者: belief98
10. do with 需要

I am going shoping. Do we need anything?
Yes, we could do with some more detergent.

It's long time passed, could you do with our class?

sunyu 2005-12-21 10:18

Even if I study English every day ,but I can not remember most of it, I do not know where the shoe pinches.

Aim 2005-12-21 10:32

引用:

作者: belief98
12. know where the shoe pinches 知道问题所在

A wise leader should be one who knows where the shoe pinches and knows what to do with it.

The managers always worry about the numbers of online mumbers, they found that old mumbers shuch as cast,qjdragon, 逸风,舍利子,etc ,were not on line but they don't konw where the shoe pinches.:wdb14: :wdb14: :wdb14:

肥猫 2005-12-21 17:10

引用:

作者: Aim
fafan是JJ?:wdb4:

啊? fafan不是JJ啊? 嘿嘿, 他怎么什么也不说啊?
Aim姐姐也来啦! 嘿嘿, 别笑话我啊! 一起学习,嘻.

我爱我家!

肥猫 2005-12-21 17:14

13.turn a blind eye on 装做没看见

It is not right for teachers to turn a blind eye to those who cheat in the exam.

harvey66 2005-12-21 20:39

can my visa officer turn a blind eye on some tiny mistakes in my application forms?

肥猫 2005-12-21 22:39

引用:

作者: harvey66
can my visa officer turn a blind eye on some tiny mistakes in my application forms?

I have the same problem.

Aim 2005-12-21 23:13

引用:

作者: belief98
13.turn a blind eye on 装做没看见

It is not right for teachers to turn a blind eye to those who cheat in the exam.

I didn't close my zip of skirt but nobady turn a blind eye on my clothing.

引用:

作者: harvey66
can my visa officer turn a blind eye on some tiny mistakes in my application forms?

lol,pay a big care for your application .

肥猫 2005-12-22 01:03

14. make both ends meet 收支平衡

My newly-wed couple friends found it hard to make both ends meet easily.

sunyu 2005-12-22 01:56

[quote=Aim]I didn't close my zip of skirt but nobady turn a blind eye on my clothing.


Should "nobady" here be "everybody"?

sunyu 2005-12-22 02:09

My son who is ten years old always turns a blind eye on while my LG and I kiss in home. :wdb12: :wdb12:

sunyu 2005-12-22 02:12

As a new immigrator, the first thing to think about in Canada is how to make both ends meet.

Aim 2005-12-22 23:44

[quote=sunyu]
引用:

作者: Aim
I didn't close my zip of skirt but nobady turn a blind eye on my clothing.


Should "nobady" here be "everybody"?

please,teach us ,sir!

Aim 2005-12-22 23:49

引用:

作者: belief98
14. make both ends meet 收支平衡

My newly-wed couple friends found it hard to make both ends meet easily.

It's hard to control making both ends meet on my life.

sunyu 2005-12-23 00:46

[quote=Aim]
引用:

作者: sunyu
please,teach us ,sir!


you know I am just a student, sir?:wdb4: :wdb4:

Aim 2005-12-23 00:52

[quote=sunyu]
引用:

作者: Aim


you know I am just a student, sir?:wdb4: :wdb4:

I mean sir=wyman.lol,sorry

肥猫 2005-12-23 13:14

嘻嘻,下一条来啦!
15.be no picnic 不是件轻松的事

To learn one foreign language is possible. But to be a bilingual is no picnic.

fafan 2005-12-23 15:46

引用:

作者: belief98
啊? fafan不是JJ啊? 嘿嘿, 他怎么什么也不说啊?
Aim姐姐也来啦! 嘿嘿, 别笑话我啊! 一起学习,嘻.

我爱我家!

西西,留个猜测也好!支持belief98!

sunyu 2005-12-23 17:44

[quote=Aim]
引用:

作者: sunyu
I mean sir=wyman.lol,sorry

wyman is out this two days.:wdb14:

be no picnic

To be a good man one day is easy,but it is no picnic to be a good man all life.

harvey66 2005-12-23 20:14

To complete the process of appliction for immigrating all by myself is no picnic, but I managed to do it anyway.

肥猫 2005-12-26 12:37

16. be down in the mouth垂头丧气

Tom was down in the mouth because he lost the contest.

harvey66 2005-12-26 13:48

I will not be down in the mouth if I fail to get the vise at last.

sunyu 2005-12-26 16:26

I am down in the mouth because my son was felt cold again and must go to hospital.

lyhero 2005-12-27 02:26

clam up
be green with envy
marry a fortune

肥猫 2005-12-27 22:20

17. as sly as a fox 非常狡猾

Though the suspect was as sly as fox, he had to admit his crime in front of solid evidence.

sunyu 2005-12-28 00:36

再一次给 belief98 添加声望之前,您必须对周围其他会员添加声望.
:wdb24: 给楼上的都加了还是不行!再加恐怕银行又要关门了,要找斑斑提意见了,太麻烦!:wdb4: :wdb4:

sunyu 2005-12-28 00:39

I like to watch the film <Tom and Jerry>,the little mouse is as sly as a fox, but it is very lovely.

雪晴天晴朗 2005-12-28 10:13

I am waiting for........

肥猫 2005-12-28 12:22

引用:

作者: sunyu
再一次给 belief98 添加声望之前,您必须对周围其他会员添加声望.
:wdb24: 给楼上的都加了还是不行!再加恐怕银行又要关门了,要找斑斑提意见了,太麻烦!:wdb4: :wdb4:

我先给你加点.:wdb6:

sunyu 2005-12-28 14:36

HH!加上了,LZ继续!

肥猫 2005-12-28 16:38

18. add fuel to the flames 火上浇油

The boy refused to make an apology to his father, which added fuel to the flames.

sunyu 2005-12-28 18:32

Every morning, when I am hurry to go to my office, my son always adds fuel to the flames, sometimes he eats slowly,sometimes he lost his homework....and it always make me angry for hi

harvey66 2005-12-28 21:25

My wife was eager to immigrate to Canada, my friends added fuel to the flame, and I made up my mind at last.

肥猫 2005-12-29 13:22

19. the salt of the earth 好心肠的人,没有坏心眼的人

The taxi driver who saved the drowning boy from the river is the salt of the earth.

初出茅庐 2005-12-29 14:09

Everyone give me help is the salt of the earth in forums

harvey66 2005-12-29 14:13

If out socity can make all the salts of the earth happy in china , there wouldn't be so many of them to immigrate to Canada, I think.

卉樱果 2005-12-30 12:27

Every one in Canadameet is the salt of the earth, which makes me stay here

sunyu 2005-12-30 16:32

I will never forget my first teacher ,a real salt of the earth who taught me love and thanksgiving in my soul.and it is the most important thing I must learned from the world.

肥猫 2005-12-30 17:08

20. make it hot for...刁难某人

Out section manager is a woman. Our general manager always looks down upon her and makes everything hot for her.

harvey66 2005-12-31 00:04

I hope my visa officer will not make it hot for me.

卉樱果 2005-12-31 12:03

After married, she misses the time when she made things hot for her LG(BF at that time).

sunyu 2005-12-31 13:02

In the evening reception of a wedding,the guests always make it hot for the groom, but it's just funning.

肥猫 2005-12-31 16:27

引用:

作者: 卉樱果
After married, she misses the time when she made things hot for her LG(BF at that time).

How extreamly I wish yesterday could be once more. haha....

肥猫 2005-12-31 17:19

Happy new year to everybody!

卉樱果 2006-01-01 17:32

high pay new year to every one

肥猫 2006-01-03 17:08

21. play with fire 玩火

You are playing with fire if you take bribes.

肥猫 2006-01-03 17:17

22. know the ropes 精通业务

It usually takes half a year for a new employer to know the ropes in the company.

harvey66 2006-01-03 21:44

If you dont know the ropes well, dont play with the fire.

卉樱果 2006-01-04 11:10

:wdb23: :wdb23:
引用:

作者: harvey66
If you dont know the ropes well, dont play with the fire.


harvey66 2006-01-04 13:28

引用:

作者: 卉樱果
:wdb23: :wdb23:

so funny.lol.

肥猫 2006-01-11 21:10

23. bore someone to death 使某人烦得要死

The work almost bored me to death before I finished it.

harvey66 2006-01-12 13:15

Sometimes I was bored to death at work.

肥猫 2006-01-12 19:53

24. keep track of someone/something 掌握……的情况,

She is keeping track of all her old friends.

肥猫 2006-01-12 19:57

25. butter someone up 巴结某人

The little girl is trying to butter her father up in hopes of getting a new bike as her birthday gift.

harvey66 2006-01-12 23:40

I want to butter my vo to keep track on my processing, but how can I ?!

卉樱果 2006-01-15 17:49

Some one lost their love, but still keep track of their former lovers. That is waste time and enegy. This is mostly happened with worman

肥猫 2006-01-16 14:07

26. blow one’s top 勃然大怒

The father blew his top when he found that his wine had been drunk up by his little son who was merely a teenager.

harvey66 2006-01-16 20:06

Nowadays Chinese people get used to too many corruption and become dead to all the feelings.The rarely blow their toppes.

菜心妹妹 2006-01-16 20:58

学习!!

肥猫 2006-01-20 22:32

27. put in a good word for…为……说句好话

Can you put in a good word for me when you see the VO? Then I’ll have a better chance of getting the visa shortly.

harvey66 2006-01-21 20:29

I have just read a post in which the author put lots of good words for japanese cars.

肥猫 2006-02-16 14:22

28. steal the show 喧宾夺主

Laura stole the show in the Helen's Party.

harvey66 2006-02-16 19:09

one of my colleagues always steals the show in any situation.

oliver316 2006-02-22 15:48

Once I was a stock fan and had been strongly concerned with every change in the stock market of China.However,a long time of expericences made me realize Chinese stock market is full of deceits and robberies.Since I determined to strive for immigrating into Canada,I have been accustomed to turning a blind eye on the economy and politics of China,not mention the repulsive stock market.

oliver316 2006-02-22 15:50

Once I was a stock fan and had been strongly concerned with every change in the stock market of China.However,a long time of expericences made me realize Chinese stock market is full of deceits and robberies.Since I determined to strive for immigrating into Canada,I have been accustomed to turning a blind eye on the economy and politics of China,not mention the repulsive stock market.

oliver316 2006-02-22 15:51

Once I was a stock fan and had been strongly concerned with every change in the stock market of China.However,a long time of expericences made me realize Chinese stock market is full of deceits and robberies.Since I determined to strive for immigrating into Canada,I have been accustomed to turning a blind eye on the economy and politics of China,not mention the repulsive stock market.

zhouying 2006-02-23 17:44

turning a blind eye on -------明白了解到?

oliver316 2006-02-24 11:25

引用:

作者: zhouying
turning a blind eye on -------明白了解到?

turn a blind eye on :装作没看见,漠不关心