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Up in arms
生气;激烈地抗议

angry, ready to fight
生气;预备打架

The women were up in arms about the new antiabortion law.
对于新制定的禁止堕胎法律,妇女们激烈地抗议。


Sight for sore eyes
令人看到就高兴的人或物

a welcome person,whom one hasn’t seen for a long time;a thing which is a pleasure to see
一个受欢迎的人,某人与他久未谋面;赏心悦目之物

Hi,Jack! You are a sight for sore eyes!
嗨,杰克!看到你真高兴。

Live out of a suitcase
携带简便行李

said of people traveling whose only belongings are those that they bring with them
指所有物质有随身携带的物品之旅行者

Travelling is great if you don’t mind living out of a suitcase.
如果你不介意只携带简便物品的话,旅行实在是很好的。


Call one's own 属于自己所有

to possess;to own 持有;拥有

After her older sister got married and left home,she finally had a room to call her own.
她姊姊结婚并离开家后,她终于有了自己的房间。


Make one’s mouth water 使人垂涎

lit:produce saliva--stimulate desire for something 使渴望某物

Seeing the roast beef made the guests' mouths water.
看到了烤牛肉,客人们不禁垂涎三尺。


Do to one's heart's content 尽情地

do something as much as one wants to
如所愿地做某事

Sunday is his favorite day of the week because then he can sleep to his heart’s content.
一星期中他最喜欢的是星期天,因为他可以尽情地睡觉。
Know a thing or two about
精明的;通晓万事的

be knowledgeable about
博学的;精明的

Mark is a very good player and he knows a thing or two about coaching too.
马克是一位很好的演员,同时,他也精通于教练演技。


Make sense out of 了解

understand, figure out 了解;理解

His Wife is the only one who can make sense out of his terrible handwriting.
他的妻子是唯一能了解他那潦草的手稿的人。


An old hand 老手

one who has experience 有经验的人

If you have any questions about this, ask Martha.She’s an old hand.
关于此事你若有任何问题,可向玛莎请教,她是老手。


Be Greek to莫名其妙的事

unintelligible to,be incomprehensible
不能理解的;难懂的

I’ve studied Chinese for a long time,but It’s still Greek to me.
我学中文已经学很久了,但我还是不懂中文。

Out of practice 练习不够;技能退步

having lost one's former skill or knowledge because of not doing
由于久未练习而失去先前所具有的技艺或知识

Since she was out of practice,she lost the ping-pong game.
她由于练习不够,输了这场乒乓球赛。

 

Ten to one十之八九

very probably极有可能

He says he’s computer expert but ten to one he's never even touched a computer.
他说他是电脑专家,但十之八九,他连电脑都没碰过。

Big deal 小题大作

a remark often said contemptuously or
sarcastically ,a fuss,an important event
小题大作(有蔑视,嘲讽之意);大惊小怪;重大的事件

I don't understand why everyone is making such a big deal about that movie.I thought it was lousy.
我不明白为什么每个人都重视那部电影,我却认为它很糟。


Have one’s heart set on 渴望

desire greatly ,plan for with much interest
十分渴望,很感兴趣地计划着…

She has her heart set on buying a new stereo as soon as she can afford it.
她一有经济能力,就一心想要买一套新的立体音响。


Beat one to it 抢先一步

arrive or get ahead of another person
到达,在某人之前

We saw the ad in the paper for the apartment and went to look at it,but someone else had already beaten us to it.
我们看到报上出租房子的广告,就赶去看房子,但别人已经抢先了一步。


Talk out of使不做…

dissuade.cause one to change his idea or plan
劝使某人不做某事;使某人改变主意或计划

He wanted to quit school.but everyone talked him out of it.
他想辍学,但每个人都劝他不要这么做。


Sour grapes 酸葡萄作用

preten

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