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《绝望主妇》中的英语句式

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50句《绝望主妇》里学来的流行美式俚语

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Desperate Housewives《绝望的主妇》不但剧情贴近生活,其中口语也生动活泼,我们能从这部美剧中学到很多实用的流行美式俚语哦。

[1] 《绝望主妇》实用流行美式俚语:节衣缩食

[2] 《绝望主妇》实用流行美式俚语:吸引某人注意

[3] 《绝望主妇》实用流行美式俚语:出乎意料的嬴家

1Be in the air 将要发生的事情

【英英解释】The feeling or idea that something new is about to happen or is going to ch

ange.

Example:From the arguments going on at the meeting, it seems that a change in pol

icy is in the air.

2 Clear the air 消除误会

【英英解释】To settle a dispute and restore good relations

Example:We had a meeting with the workers, and I think we've cleared the air now.

3Cost an arm and a leg 极其昂贵

【英英解释】To be very expensive

Example:I love that fur coat. However, I don't think I'm going to buy it because it co

sts an arm and a leg.

4 A bad egg 缺乏道德的人

【英英解释】Somebody who has no moral principles and should be avoided

Example:You mustn't lend Tim money, he's a bad egg. You'll never see him or your

money again!

5In the Bag 稳操胜券

【英英解释】Said of an achievement which is secure

Example:We have the deal in the bag. The client came in this morning to sign the a

greement.

6In the balance 未知的,不可预测的

【英英解释】Said when the outcome of a situation is unknown or unpredictable Example:His career as a pilot is in the balance, as his eyesight does not seem good

enough.

7Drive a hard bargain 极力讨价还价

【英英解释】To have the negotiating strength and skills to get the most advantageous pr

ice and conditions

Example:Amanda is negotiating the best price from the suppliers. She drives a hard

bargain.

8Ring a bell 看上去或听起来非常熟悉

【英英解释】To look, sound or seem familiar

Example:That face rings a bell, where have I seen him before?

9Tighten one's belt 节衣缩食

【英英解释】To cut down on spending because there is less income than before Example:Now you are out of work, you'll have to tighten your belt and give up buyin

g new clothes and going out so often.

10Kill two birds with one stone 一石二鸟

【英英解释】To complete two tasks together, with less effort than doing them separately Example:Since I'd gone to the store to buy some bread, I thought of killing two birds with one stone and invited Mr. Biggs to the party.

11Be in a black mood 情绪极差

【英英解释】To be so negative about everything that it is impossible for anyone to reaso

n with him/her

Example:My father has been in a black mood for days, we dare not say anything to

him.

12New blood 新成员

【英英解释】New people brought into an organization to introduce different and original i

deas

Example:It was decided to bring new blood into the school by employing teachers wit

h the latest training.

13Feeling blue 感到无精打采

【英英解释】Feeling sad or depressed

Example:She's feeling blue, because the man she loves is far away.

14Get to the bottom of something 弄清真相

【英英解释】To find out the truth about something

Example:I'm trying to get to the bottom of why David left without saying goodbye.

15 A piece of cake 轻松的事

【英英解释】Something which is very easy to do

Example:Here...let me put the batteries in for you. It's a piece of cake.

16Pay a call 拜访

【英英解释】To visit somebody

Example:As we're in this neighborhood, we might as well pay the Jacksons a call, we

haven't seen them for ages

17By chance 偶然, 意外的

【英英解释】Unexpectedly; with no prior planning

Example: By chance, I bumped into my wife in the shopping mall

18Round the clock 夜以继日的

【英英解释】To do something continuously, without a break or pause

Example: The ambulance services worked round the clock hauling people trapped in the building to safety.

19Keep one's cool 保持冷静

【英英解释】To stay calm in a difficult situation

Example: If the traffic is jamed, the only thing to do is keep your cool, or get out of the car and walk!

20In a tight corner 处于困境

【英英解释】In an extremely difficult situation

Example: Whenever I get into a tight corner, I try to rely on quick thinking to get out of it.

21Keep in the dark 隐瞒

【英英解释】To keep something secret

Example: We know my brother has a new girlfriend, but he's keeping her name in the dark.

22Fall on deaf ears 不加理睬的, 不听取

【英英解释】Not to take any notice of what is said

Example: The city council's order that garbage should be put in the bins fell on deaf ears; the sidewalks are still littered with trash!

23Take things easy 放轻松

【英英解释】To relax

Example: It's better for our health to take things easy than to worry about problems all the time.

24Eat like a horse 吃得很多

【英英解释】To eat a lot; to have a very big appetite

Example: Fred eats like a horse. When I was a growing lad like him, I used to eat a lot, too.

25Catch one's eye 吸引某人注意

【英英解释】To attract somebody's attention

Example: A movement behind the curtain caught my eye - I thought it was a burglar and rushed out of the room!

26Have an eye for something 对某事(某物体)了解得非常清楚

【英英解释】To be very good at doing something, or have a great understanding of something. Example: As a botanist, he has to describe and draw plants accurately, so he must have an eye for detail.

27Turn a blind eye .熟视无睹

【英英解释】To ignore an action, even though one should do something about it Example: Parents will spoil their children if they constantly turn a blind eye to their bad behavior.

28Keep an eye on 照看, 密切注视

【英英解释】To watch carefully; to look after

Example: Keep an eye on my purse - I'm just going to the bathroom.

29 Lose face 丢脸

【英英解释】To have one's reputation spoiled; to be embarrassed

Example:The large drug houses have lost face, because smaller companies are selling similar products at a cheaper price!

30Lead the field 处于领头地位

【英英解释】To be the most successful person or group in an activity

Example: For decades, the House of Dior led the field in elegant fashion design.

31Get out of hand 失去控制

【英英解释】To be out of control

Example: The problem of suicide bombings is getting out of hand; there seems to be no way to stop them.

32 Give a hand 提供帮助

【英英解释】To help somebody with something

Example: Please give me a hand and hold this board while I paint it.

33Learn by heart 牢记

【英英解释】To memorize something; to have learned something word for word or very precisely.

Example: At school we often learned Shakespeare's sonnets by heart and recited them in front of the class.

34On hold 尚未办理的事情

【英英解释】Something set aside and waiting to be dealt with

Example: Our vacation plans are on hold right now; because my Dad's just been admitted to hospital with a stomach ulcer.

35 A dark horse 出乎意料的嬴家

【英英解释】An unexpected winner.

Example: A dark horse in this year's basketball cup was Japan!

36The bottom line 本质内容

【英英解释】The most essential part of something

Example: We've talked a lot about taxation and immigration, but the bottom line is that we have to create more jobs.

37Live it up 狂欢一场

【英英解释】To enjoy a high standard of living and lead a carefree life

Example: The neighbors having been living it up ever since they won the sweepstakes.

38Look forward to 期待着

【英英解释】To relish some future prospect; to eagerly await meeting somebody. Example: You can tell Jake is looking forward to his vacation - he keeps telling us how many days there are left until he finishes college.

39Bear in mind 记住

【英英解释】To remember something which can be of help in the future.

Example: Before you start your perspective drawing, bear in mind you should first establish a vanishing point.

40Have a mind to 想做某事, 计划做某事

【英英解释】To be decided on ; to intend to

Example: The service in our hotel was terrible. I have a mind to write a letter of complaint.

41Be in the mood 想要做某事

【英英解释】To feel like doing something

Example: She is not in the mood for playing cards and says she should really be preparing her lecture notes.

42Over the moon 欣喜若狂

【英英解释】Extremely happy

Example: She's over the moon about her promotion - she really wasn't expecting it.

43 Get a move on 赶快

【英英解释】To hurry up

Example: Get a move on! The train is about to leave.

44Over and above 除...这外, 额外的

【英英解释】In addition to

Example: Over and above our salary, we are getting a large bonus, because business has been very profitable this year.

45Get the picture 了解某事

【英英解释】To understand something, to grasp some meaning

Example: When they started cutting back and laying people off at work, I got the picture and starting looking for another job.

46Be out of pocket 花光了钱的

【英英解释】To be without money

Example: He's complaining because he spent all of his money on slot machines and now he's out of pocket.

47Keep somebody posted 传达消息

【英英解释】To regularly give somebody up-to-date information or details of the progress being made.

Example:I phoned in at the end of each working day to keep my boss posted about developments at the trade conference.

48In the long run 最终, 最后

【英英解释】Over a long period of time, once a process has matured

Example: The grocery store is making a loss right now. In the long run, however, we hope to achieve a situation of stable profit.

49On a shoestring 生活拮据

【英英解释】In a thrifty manner; with costs or spending down to a bare minimum Example: She lives on a shoestring - she gets a tiny pension and has to budget very tightly.

50Lose track of 失去消息, 失去线索

【英英解释】To lose contact with somebody to not know where something is

Example: I lost track of Fran when she moved to Boston. I've even tried to locate her on the Internet.