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


201 trip VS travel VS journey

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!文章源自海嶽之雲-

202 jumping on the wrong bandwagon

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!文章源自海嶽之雲-

203 I just don't happen to...

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.文章源自海嶽之雲-

204 willpower

A: You quit smoking!
B: Yeah! Two months now.
A: Wow! That's great. How'd you do it?
B: Willpower. 100% willpower.文章源自海嶽之雲-

205 A trumps B

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.文章源自海嶽之雲-

206 I'm looking into ~ing

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^^文章源自海嶽之雲-

207 frazzled

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.文章源自海嶽之雲-

208 I have a hankering for~

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!文章源自海嶽之雲-

209 not nearly enough

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!文章源自海嶽之雲-

210 I even (verb)

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!文章源自海嶽之雲-

211 swagger

A: Look at that guy swagger.
B: He must think he's so hot!
A: Ha!! He's bald!!
B: Oh my god!!!文章源自海嶽之雲-

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。
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.文章源自海嶽之雲-

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。
A: I hope you're not busy next May, Bea. You may be pregnant.
B: May be pregnant?
A: Maybe.
B: How?文章源自海嶽之雲-

214 CONtent or conTENT

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.文章源自海嶽之雲-

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。
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.文章源自海嶽之雲-

216 to hunker down

A: What are you up to ?
B: I'm hunkering down for finals.
A: How many you got?
B: 5. And a paper, too.文章源自海嶽之雲-

217 to flake out

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.文章源自海嶽之雲-

218 the straight and narrow

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.文章源自海嶽之雲-

219 on a health kick

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.文章源自海嶽之雲-

220 Nothing but the best~

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^^文章源自海嶽之雲-

221 Great taste

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.文章源自海嶽之雲-

222 What's all the racket

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.文章源自海嶽之雲-

223 pipe down

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.文章源自海嶽之雲-

224 devastated

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.文章源自海嶽之雲-

225 give the green light

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!文章源自海嶽之雲-

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