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Coach Shane《Daily Easy English Expression》学习笔记 201-225

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201 trip VS travel VS journey

解释:旅行
用法:travel是动词,trip和journey是名词,trip一般是短途/短时间旅行,journey则是长途旅行,journey也可以用作个人并不顺利的心路历程或者是生活。
A: Do you like to travel?
B: Not really. I prefer short trips.
A: So, you've never been overseas?
B: Never. I haven't even seen the ocean!

202 jumping on the wrong bandwagon

解释:加入错误的潮流
用法:bandwagon(尤其指政治上或商业上的)时尚,浪潮,声势浩大的活动
A: Semi-Finals t-shirts for the 2014 World Cup. 50% off!
B: Who's on it?
A: Team USA! We're going to the Semi-Finals!
B: The USA?! Ha! You're jumping on the wrong bandwagon!

203 I just don't happen to...

解释:我只是没有碰巧
用法:用于当别人给你建议,或者给你某物的时候,你不喜欢别人给的建议,或者别人的东西时告诉别人 yes but not this...
A: It's Sunday. You're at home.
B: Yeah?
A: I thought you were religious.
B: I am. I just don't happen to go to church.

204 willpower

解释:意志力
用法:
A: You quit smoking!
B: Yeah! Two months now.
A: Wow! That's great. How'd you do it?
B: Willpower. 100% willpower.

205 A trumps B

解释:击败,出王牌赢
用法:to trumps=to defeat
A: I need to study. Be quiet!
B: The living room is not a good place to study.
A: Says who?
B: Environment trumps willpower. Go to the library.

206 I'm looking into ~ing

解释:考虑
用法:I'm looking into=I'm thinking about
A: What are you searching for?
B: I'm looking into buying a juicer.
A: Good for you. Trying to be healthier?
B: I'm trying^^

207 frazzled

解释:疲惫的,筋疲力尽的
用法:
A: You look frazzled.
B: It's the city life. I feel boxed in.
A: What are you gonna do?
B: I'm looking into moving to the country.

208 I have a hankering for~

解释:我很渴望。。。
用法:I have a hankering for sth(sth to eat)=suddenly I really want to eat sth. 突然想吃什么。hankering,渴望。
A: What do you want for dinner?
B: Well, I have a hankering for donuts.
A: Donuts? They're for breakfast.
B: So! I want jelly-filled donuts!

209 not nearly enough

解释:还不够。
用法:not nearly enough=not enough,加nearly表示强调前面短缺的部分,远远不够。The movie is not nearly funny enough.
A: I love you, honey.
B: Really? Then give me a foot rub.
A: Gross. I don't like feet.
B: You don't love me nearly enough.
A: Shoulders?
B: No! My aching, stinking feet. NOW!

210 I even (verb)

解释:还
用法:even用来强调,一般前面需要有一件可以比照的事情。
A: You really love to cook, don't you?
B: Yes, I even love to wash dishes!
A: You're crazy.
B: You're lazy!

211 swagger

解释:大摇大摆
用法:形容一个人走路时候趾高气扬的样子
A: Look at that guy swagger.
B: He must think he's so hot!
A: Ha!! He's bald!!
B: Oh my god!!!

212 even(two more meanings)

解释:1. 形容更加。。。的东西,更加。2. flat, smooth,平的,平坦的,水平的。
用法:
A: This road is even nicer.
B: Nicer than the road before?
A: Yes. It's so smooth.
B: You're right. It's very even.

213 may be OR maybe

解释:may be=might be 是动词,也许,可能, maybe=perhaps 是副词,大概,也许,可能会。
用法:
A: I hope you're not busy next May, Bea. You may be pregnant.
B: May be pregnant?
A: Maybe.
B: How?

214 CONtent or conTENT

解释:CONtent(降调)在其中的内容,名词;conTENT(升调)满意的,形容词。
用法:
A: How do you like the content?
B: I'm not content.
A: What's wrong?
B: It's lacking. There needs to be more.

215 classic OR classical

解释:classic 是形容词,典型的,优秀的;classical 也是形容词,古老、传统的、古典的。
用法:
A: I love classical music, man.
B: Me, too. Mozart is divine.
A: No, I mean Rush, Queen, AC/DC!
B: Oh, you mean classic music, then. Classic rock to be more specific.

216 to hunker down

解释:蹲下来,集中精力做某事
用法:
A: What are you up to ?
B: I'm hunkering down for finals.
A: How many you got?
B: 5. And a paper, too.

217 to flake out

解释:入睡,昏倒,爽约。
用法:to be unreliable.
A: Where's Jim?
B: He flaked out again.
A: What? We need him.
B: He always does this. He's unreliable.

218 the straight and narrow

解释:中规中矩
用法:to be straight and narrow=to be on the straight and narrow => to live by the rules
A: If you want to be respected, you have to stick to the straight and narrow.
B: What do you mean?
A: You have to follow the rules. Keep to principles.
B: But I hate following rules. And I hated my school principals, too.

219 on a health kick

解释:迷恋于。。。
用法:on a ~ kick,on an English kick
A: What's with all the vegetables?
B: I'm on a health kick.
A: Why?
B: My wife and I are planning on having kids next year. We wanner be as healthy as possible.

220 Nothing but the best~

解释:最好的
用法:Nothing but the best=Only the best
A: What's this?
B: A little lunch especially for you.
A: Tuna sandwiches and Doritos?
B: Nothing but the best for you^^

221 Great taste

解释:好品味
用法:he only likes the best things. He/She knows how to pick the best.
A: He fed you Doritos on your birthday?
B: Yes. Original flavor.
A: Oh...Great taste.
B: Hello! Those are the best.

222 What's all the racket

解释:怎么这么吵?
用法:What is all the racket?=What is all the noise? What is all that racket?
A: What's all the racket?
B: Construction.
A: Again?
B: They're tearing down the building next door.

223 pipe down

解释:安静下来
用法:pipe down=keep the volume down
A: You'd better pipe down.
B: Why?
A: Dad just got home. He's got a headache.
B: Oh. Thanks for telling me.

224 devastated

解释:在感情上(精神上、财务上等)压垮
用法:非常悲伤
A: Can you order these chocolates for me?
B: Sorry, baby. No international orders. Are you okay?
A: I'm devastated. They look so good~~
B: Don't worry, sugar. I'll find some better chocolates.

225 give the green light

解释:给绿灯,同意。
用法:to give someone the green light.=>give you permission to do sth
A: What are you doing?
B: I'm planning my vacation to Iceland.
A: The boss said you can take the time off?
B: He gave me the green light 5 minutes ago!


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