托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


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托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?

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Fish for compliments

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


中文意思:是想方设法让别人夸奖自己。这个习语通常用于进行时。


英文释义:to try to make someone praise you, often by criticizing yourself to them (usually in continuous tenses) 


 e.g. Emma, you know you don’t look fat in that dress. Are you fishing for compliments?


walk on eggshells

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


中文意思:是为了不打扰或得罪别人,你格外小心。


英文释义:to try very hard not to upset someone or something


e.g.Everyone at the company was walking on eggshells until we heard that no one would be fired.


when pigs fly

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


好有喜感,和我国的俗语:男人靠得住,猪都会上树!有异曲同工之妙😂😂😂


这个习语通常用来描述你觉得肯定不会发生的事情。


—Do you think that she will start to like eating broccoli? 

—When pigs fly!



Couch potato

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


你有土豆躺,我有葛优瘫

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


e.g.Some US researchers have been looking at novel ways to increase the level of activity among those with “couch potato” lifestyles. 


a lot on your plate

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


这个习语意思是某人有很大的责任要承担或有很多工作也完成。

e.g.I have a lot on my plate today, can we meet tomorrow?


don’t spill the beans

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


意思是不要泄漏秘密。


e.g. We are preparing for a surprise party to welcome new colleagues, please don’t spill the beans!


a deer in headlights

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


英版傻狍子~傻

狍子~

意思是你非常惊讶,瞬间冻结住不能移动或思考。


tough cookie

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


意味着成为一种做事非常有决心并会常常克服各种困难成功的人。


Cat out of the bag

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


意味着透露一个秘密或惊喜。例句: He let the cat out of the bag when he told her about her surprise party.


小黑哥二刷《疑犯追踪》的时候,发现了它↓


托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


sick as a dog

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


注意不是热成狗,累成狗,狗带……

人家是:病成狗!


意思是病得很厉害。例如,This year I’m getting a flu shot, because last year I was sick as a dog。


once in a blue moon

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?

 如此完美的图文对照!

意思是千载难逢,极其罕见。例如,It was an opportunity that comes once in a blue moon. 


put yourself in someone else’s shoes

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


To imagine oneself in the situation or circumstances of another person, so as to understand or empathize with his or her perspective, opinion, or point of view.


其实中文意思就四个字“设身处地”。


have a green thumb

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


意思是有把植物种好的能力。比如说: “Mrs. Smith definitely has a green thumb. Her garden is the most beautiful one on the street.”


A drop in the bucket

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


常常用来形容东西的量非常少。例如: “A donation of $10 is a drop in the bucket for some people, but for others it makes all the difference.”


knock on wood

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


这句话是用来表达一个人希望某件事发生或不发生。比如:Hopefully, the weather stays nice so that I can go to my picnic tomorrow. Knock on wood. 


托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


《纸牌屋》中Raymond Tusk问木下总统为什么要敲桌子,木下解释了一下:


“Something my father taught me. It’s meant to harden your knuckles so you don’t break them if you get into a fight. It also has the added benefit of knocking on wood. My father believed that success is a mixture of preparation and luck. Tapping the table kills both birds with one stone.”


这个动作是西方人祈求好运的一种仪式性动作。


on cloud nine

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


这个习语其实我们肯定也见过,比如NBC一剧Superstore里的店名就叫cloud 9,还有游戏领域有个很有名的北美战队叫cloud 9。


这个习语是表达一种兴奋的状态,感觉非常高兴/幸福就像漂浮在空中。


At the drop of a hat

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


你可以用它来表达“立刻、马上”。  例句:“I love skiing so much that I’m always ready to hit the slopes at the drop of a hat!” 


 tree is known by its fruit

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


意思通过行动就可以了解一个人的品格。例句:The politician may say she believes in more spending on child care, but the tree is known by its fruit; she hasn’t voted for a single measure that would help.


chicken out

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个? 


chicken在英语中常常用来形容一个人没有勇气,那么chicken out就是中途害怕退缩的意思。


Ace in the Hole

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


追过RM的同学,一定对Ace非常熟悉,王牌宋智孝绝对不是吹的!


托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


它经常用来描述一个直到关键时刻才透露的优势或资源。比如:” Her ace in the hole would be her singing talent if all other attempts failed. “


Put two and two together

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


根据已知的情况做出合理的推断。 例句:If you put two and two together, there can be only one conclusion, I hope. 



A dime a dozen

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


通常用来表示常见或容易获取的事物。例如,In this city, coffee shops are a dime a dozen. There is one on every street.


buy a pig in a poke

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


如果你 buy a pig in a poke,那就是像隔着袋子买猪一样,没看到实物就下单啦!这不就是说得某宝某东购物吗。


in the limelight

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?

意味着成为众人注目的焦点。例如,Even as a child, she always enjoyed being in the limelight by singing and dancing for her friends and family


apple of my eye

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


这个习语用来指代你最喜爱的人。Example: My youngest daughter, Melanie, is the apple of my eye.


你是我的小呀小苹果~ 怎么爱你都不嫌多~~


Monkey Business

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


千万别被图片骗了,这个习语和认真工作没有一毛钱关系。


它的意思是tracks or jokes 或者 illegal or improper activity or behavior。


如果老师对学生说“Don’t try any monkey business while I’m not in the room.” 老师的意思是让学生们不要淘气哦。


monkey see, monkey do!

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


an expression describing someone who imitates another person’s actions, good or bad,simply by having watched them before.也就是“有样学样”的意思。


—”OMG did you about little Billy from down the street?? apparently he burned a house down…right here in the neighborhood!!” 

——”yeah, well his older brother used to do the same thing when he was around…monkey see monkey do I guess.”


Spring Fever

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


Spring Fever,意思是 “春困” 或者用来描述 “春光正好,呆不住” 的感受,这里不是春天发烧的意思哦。


a spring in one’s step

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


意思是步子非常轻快!Spring 在这里不是春天啦,是跳跃、蹦跳的感觉。

e.g.She’s walking with a spring in her step today!


make a splash

托福官方绘制的30个萌萌哒习语,你看懂几个?


这个习语的意思是“to get a lot of public attention”,即得到大量公众关注。


e.g.His latest novel was making a splash in literary circles and is on the best-seller list.

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