10个怪异英语习语——老外的脑洞究竟有多大?
发布时间: 2017-10-13   来源: 北外网院
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我们知道的很多习语是很怪异的,通常与字面意义没有任何关系。一句习语,可能来自一则古老寓言,也可能是浓缩记录了某场远古战役,又或者是劳动人民脑洞大开的产物。但这些习语的共通之处是,能帮助我们窥探一个文明发展脉络的冰山一角。

 

下面为大家列一张清单,包含10个最有趣的英语习语以及用法,尽量找了些不太常用的冷门句子,一起学学吧!

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① The lights are on but nobody’s home – used to describe a stupid person.

灯亮着却没人在家——用于描述很愚蠢的人。

例句

She really has no clue- the lights are on but nobody’s home!

她完全抓不着头绪——脑子笨的像头猪。

② When pigs fly – about something that will never happen.

除非猪都会飞了——表示某事永远都不会发生,绝无可能。

例句

Yea, right! You will get Taylor Swift to ask you on a date when pigs fly!

对的!等猪都会飞了你就会得到泰勒·斯威夫特的约会邀请。

③ To have Van Gogh’s ear for music – to be tone deaf .(Van Gogh only had one ear!)

用梵高的耳朵听音乐——音痴。(梵高只有一只耳朵!)

例句

Xavi really shouldn’t play the piano- he has Van Gogh’s ear for music.

哈维真不该弹钢琴——他简直就是个音痴。

④ To pig out – to eat a lot very quickly.

狼吞虎咽——快速吃掉很多东西。

例句

After the marathon, the runners pigged out at a dinner buffet.

马拉松跑完后,参赛者们在自助餐晚宴上狼吞虎咽。

⑤ Everything but the kitchen sink – almost everything has been included.

除了厨房里的水槽什么都有——几乎包括了所有事。

例句

Maria was trying so hard to get the question right, she was throwing out everything but the kitchen sink!

为了证明问题是正确的,玛利亚几乎把所有的事都说了个遍。

⑥ To put a sock in it – to tell someone noisy to be quiet.

放只袜子在里面——告诉某个很吵的人保持安静。

例句

Jane was yelling while I was studying so I told her to put a sock in it.

当我在学习时简在那边大喊大叫,于是我让她闭上嘴巴。

⑦ To have a cast iron stomach – to have no problems eating or drinking anything.

有个铁胃——吃、喝任何东西都没问题。

例句

I think I would be sick if I ate all that food, but Joe seems to have a cast iron stomach.

我觉得如果我把所有食物都吃了,我肯定会生病,但是乔看起来就像有个铁胃一样,吃多少都没事儿。

⑧ To drink like a fish – to drink heavily.

像鱼一样能喝——海量。(喝起酒来不要命)

例句

The group at the bar seems to being having a party and you can tell he’s the birthday boy because he is drinking like a fish!

酒吧里的这群人看起来像是在举行生日派对,很明显可以看出他是这个派对的主角,因为他一直在不停地喝。

⑨ Use your loaf – use your head, think smart.

用你的面包——动动脑子,仔细想想。

例句

Come on Parker, use your loaf! I know you can solve this problem!

快来帕克,动动脑子!我知道你能解决的。

⑩ Finger lickin’ good – extremely tasty.

好吃到要舔手指——非常美味。

例句

My mom makes the best steak! It’s finger lickin’ good!

我妈妈最擅长做牛排!简直好吃爆了!

 

                   

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

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