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Coach Shane《Daily Easy English Expression》学习笔记 101-125

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101 (to) make ends meet.

解释:使…收支相抵
用法:Expenses(outgoing money) >Incoming(incoming money) =>I cannot make ends meet. 我不能令两端相等。
A: I think I’ll need a part-time job.
B: You already work!
A: But I can’t make ends meet.
B: Why don’t you try cutting out things like cable TV?

102 ordering take-out

解释:订外卖
用法:take-out=>food that can take out from the restaurant
A: I’m ordering take-out!
B: From where?
A: Monkey Burgers.
B: Get me a cheeseburger and a chocolate shake.

103 I’m rather upset~

解释:相当
用法:(to be) rather upset/angry… rather指表面看上去有点..,但实际上应该是非常…
A: I just found out I was adopted.
B: You must be shocked~
A: Well, I’m rather upset.
B: I would be, too.

104 I’m perplexed.

解释:困惑的
用法:(to be) perplexed… =>very confused.
A: You look perplexed.
B: Yeah… was that a man or a woman?
A: Oh, you mean Pat?
B: Yeah~
A: I’m note sure, either, actually!

105 Keep it PG!

解释:
用法:Keep it PG!=>Keep it clean! 来源于电影分级制度 G-General, PG-Parental Guidance, R-Restricted, X-Explicit.
A: Don’t look over there.
B: Why? What’s going on?
A: Two people are kissing. GROSS!
B: Oh~ Keep it PG!

106 a typo

解释:排印错误
用法:a typo=>a typing mistake
A: “Thanks you”? You made a typo.
B: Oh, thanks! Do you see any others?
A: Um…nope. Looks good.
B: Click~Sent! Thank you for your help.

107 sooner or later

解释:迟早,早晚。
用法:sooner or later=>eventually
A: Do you see my lighter?
B: You haven’t quit smoking yet?
A: I will. Sooner or later.
B: Yeah. Sooner or later it’ll kill you.

108 Go figure!

解释:奇怪吧!猜猜看,想想看吧
用法:go figure=>who could guess
A: You’ve lived in Korea for over 20 years?
B: Yeah! Go figure~
A: Are you gonna stay forever?
B: I’m not sure!
The banks are LOSING billions of dollars but the bankers are still getting HUGE bonuses…go figure.
When I exercise at the gym, I get tired RIGHT away. But, when I go shopping, I can go ALL day!! Go figure.
My son is TOO full to eat his carrots. BUT he has room enough to eat CAKE… Go figure.

109 Is A considered B

解释:被认为是…
用法:Is A considered B=>Is a tomato considered a fruit?
A: Is a McDonald’s Salad considered healthy?
B: It’s a salad!
A: But it’s from McDonald’s.
B: My guess is it’s healthy.

110 In my book

解释:依我的观点
用法:in my book=>in my opinion
A: Katy Perry is SUCH a good singer.
B: In my book, she’s not a singer AT ALL.
A: Then who’s a good singer?
B: Hmm… Freddie Mercury was a good singer.

111 Who are you? Einstein?

解释:
用法:用Who are you?/What are you?后面加一个名人。1. 你的一个博学的朋友让你生气,你回那一句Who are you? Einstein? 在这里是负面的意思。2. 另一个用法则是正面的意思,表示惊叹!
A: How can I fall in love?
B: Well, you need to stimulate your brain.
A: What?
B: You need an increase in dopamine and norepinephrine which will make you feel “love.
A: Who are you? Einstein?

112 Beats me

解释:我怎么知道?
用法:不能用在正式的场合。Means I don’t know
A: Is Pluto still condisered a planet?
B: Beats me.
A: Well, in my book it is.
B: Who are you? Carl Sagan?

113 (to) bite the dust

解释:彻底坏掉了
用法:to bite the dust=to die/broke/doesn’t work anymore, 不单单是用在人身上,也可以用在物身上。但是不用用这个短语来表示“你的父亲去世了”或者其他你非常尊敬的人。
A: Where is your friend?
B: What?
A: Your MP3 player! You’re always listening to it~
B: I dropped it, and it bite the dust~~

114 Bite me!

解释:别理我
用法:Bite me=> go to hell, leave me alone, forget about it
A: Are you sick?
B: Bite me~
A: What? You look pale…
B: Ugh! I just found out my girlfriend is seeing someone else!

115 No ifs, ands or buts!

解释:不要找借口!
用法:No ifs, ands or buts!=Don’t make any excuses
A: I want that report on my desk by 5.
B: 5? It’s 4 o’clock now.
A: No ifs, ands or buts. 5.
B: Alright.

116 Damned if do_damned if I don’t!

解释:做…或者不做…都不好
用法:
A: Are you going to the company dinner?
B: If I go, my wife will be mad. If I don’t go, the boss will be mad~
A: You’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t!
B: Damn it…

117 hard to beat~

解释:难以击败
用法:hard to beat=>hard to defeat=>sth is the best
A: Who do you think will win the match?
B: Between Spain and the US?
A: Yeah.
B: Spain will be hard to beat!

118 out of the blue

解释:出乎意料的
用法:out of the blue=>out of the clear blue sky=>suddenly sth appears,out of发音接近outta。
A: You’re all wet.
B: I know! Out of the blut it started to rain~
A: It rained?
B: Yes! It totally surprised everyone~

119 low-key

解释:抑制的,软调的
用法:low-key=>to be low-key,一般用来形容颜色,冷色调,可以用来形容人,低调。
A: My favorite actor is Tom Hanks.
B: Why’s that?
A: He’s great on-screen and low-key off-screen.
B: You’re right! He’s never in the news like Lady Gaga!

120 What do you say we..

解释:我们要不要…?
用法:What do you say we..=>Let’s do sth../How about doing sth?
A: I’m bored.
B: What do you say we watch a movie?
A: Sure! What do you wanna see?
B: How about… Titanic?

121 another nail in the coffin

解释:棺材上的另一个钉子。
用法:another nail in the coffin=the final nail in the coffin, coffin是棺材的意思,a bad future of sb’s health/sth。不好的趋势。
A: The iPhone 4 power cable doesn’t work on the iPhone 5.
B: That’s stupid.
A: This is another nail in their coffin.
B: They’re not doing well since Steve Jobs dies…

122 high-profile

解释:高调
用法:high-profile, low-key的反义词。
A: We need to grow our classes.
B: Yes. We need to be more high-profile.
A: Any ideas on how we do that?
B: Buy everyone who joins a free car?

123 It spoke to me~

解释:。。。对我有影响。
用法:It spoke to me~=> the song spoke to me/ influenced me
A: This painting is SO ugly. Why did you buy it?
B: It spoke to me.
A: What did it say?
B: No! Look at it. It shows the meaning of life…

124 Grow up!

解释:别小孩子气了!
用法:Grow up!=>Be c(don’t act like a child)
A: Are you playing a video game?
B: No. It’s a simulation game.
A: Grow up!
B: Look at you! Wearing “Hello Kitty” pajamas.

125 He’s mature for his age.

解释:比他的年龄成熟,早熟。
用法:mature 可以分为身体上的成熟和精神上的成熟。
A: Is your daughter reading Shakespeare?
B: Yeah! She loves that stuff!
A: Isn’t she like…8 years old?
B: Yeah! She’s mature for her age!


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