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Coach Shane《Daily Easy English Expression》学习笔记 276-300

语言学习 Kris 4个月前 (11-09) 32次浏览 0个评论 扫描二维码

276 What have you been up to

解释:你最近都在做什么
用法:
A: Tim, long time no see!
B: Hey, Shane!
A: What have you been up to?
B: Not too much! Slacking off~

277 I'm stumped.

解释:我很困惑
用法:I don't know how to solve the problem.
A: Did you solve Jazz's math problem?
B: No, I'm stumped.
A: I got it in two minutes!
B: Well...you must be a genius.

278 taken aback.

解释:吃了一惊
用法:to be very surprise/shock,对于听到的事情感到不快乐,一般是消极的意味。
A: How did your mom take the news?
B: She was taken aback.
A: She's not happy?
B: She's okay, just very surprised.

279 slack up

解释:放松,减弱
用法:slack up on sb=>to relax on sb,来源于驾马的马车,缰绳拉得松了就叫slack。反义词是tight
A: You're too hard on your son.
B: He needs to learn.
A: You should slack up a bit.
B: No. Kids need to learn young.

280 to have a way with ~

解释:有办法
用法:to have a way with sth/sb=>have a connection with sb
A: Oh my god! A tiger!!
B: Come here, kitty-kitty~~~~
C: Run for your lives!
B: Succh a good kitty!
D: Wow--Shane really has a way with animals.

281 give a shout out to

解释:向...致谢
用法:give a shout out to sb,当你获奖的时候发表获奖感言,想要感谢某人的时候使用。
A: Welcome to the podcast, Country Shane.
B: I love LME! Lemme give shout out to my mom!
A: Respect your mother~
B: I love you, mom!

282 to get cold feet

解释:怯场
用法:当紧张的时候使用,在要做计划需要做的事情时感到紧张。
A: How was your date last night?
B: Oh...I didn't go.
A: She canceled?
B: Actually...I didn't even call.
A: You got a cold feet!

283 save it for a rainy day

解释:保存下来以备不时之需
用法:
A: Where are you going?
B: Shopping!
A: You don't need anything~
B: Hello? It's fall. I need shoes.
A: Save your money for a rainy day.
B: Oh! Rain boots~ Thanks!

284 trendy

解释:时髦的,流行的
用法:
A: I hate those guys.
B: Why? They're nice. They're cool.
A: But they try to be so trendy.
B: Trendy's not bad. You don't have to hate.
A: I hate trends. I wanna be me.

285 stay ahead of the game

解释:保持领先
用法:
A: You are such a smart investor.
B: Well, I try to stay ahead of the game.
A: But how? Do you know powerful people?
B: No! I watch business trends closely.

286 pretty beat

解释:好累,有点累。
用法:pretty有时候可以是很少,有时候可以是很多,具体需要看上下文的语句。pretty beat=very tired/a little tired
A: Let's play another game.
B: I'm pretty beat.
A: You're tired from playing tic-tac-toe?
B: It takes a lot of concentration!

287 a crock

解释:不可信赖的
用法:It's a crock.=It's nonsense
A: This site is a crock.
B: What's wrong?
A: The lessons are boring, expensive and ZERO interaction.
B: You should join DDM.

288 not carved in stone

解释:不是绝对的,板上钉钉的
用法:一般用否定形式,not carved in stone=immutable=not absolute
A: How often are Shane's podcasts?
B: Every ten days.
A: So..tomorrow's a new one!
B: Well, it's not carved in stone~

289 one too many

解释:一个太多
用法:one time too many
A: Are you angry?
B: Do you like Carol?
A: No! She's just a friend.
B: You smiled at her one time too many.

290 cut me some slack

解释:放过我吧
用法:cut me some slack=give me some freedom/break
A: I want you home by 10.
B: Alright, dad.
A: And don't spend more than 20 bucks.
B: Cut me some slack, dad. I'll be good!

291 to crack open

解释:开,开裂
用法:
A: Who's smoking in there?
B: Me~
A: Crack open the window, dirty man.
B: Sorry~~

292 to feel stifled

解释:感到窒息
用法:
A: You look stressed.
B: Argh~ I feel so stifled in this office.
A: Crack a window.
B: It's not enough. I need trees!!!

293 to stifle something

解释:被扼杀
用法:to stifle something=to control something
A: I'm leaving you.
B: Why?
A: You're stifling my emotions.
B: You can be emotional. But, not too loud. I've got a headache.

294 a crook

解释:骗子,恶棍,窃贼,罪犯,犯人。
用法:注意发音,一般指有不正当行为小偷,但并不会导致被判刑。
A: Is that my book?
B: Yeah. I'm just borrowing it.
A: Is that my pen?
B: Yeah, I needed that, too.
A: You're a crook.

295 Right off the bat.

解释:马上
用法:来源于棒球。当棒球棒击打棒球的时候,就需要马上跑向垒位,引申为马上immediately
A: How was your English class?
B: Horrible.
A: Why?
B: The teach gave us a test right off the bat~~

296 food for thought

解释:需要仔细考虑,值得深思。
用法:food for thought=here is something we should think about carefully
A: I really want to master English.
B: Are you studying a lot?
A: Three days a week.
B: Here's some food for thought: they say it takes 10000 hours to master something--how many hours have you invested?

297 to scramble

解释:scramble是快速爬行的意思,引申为赶紧做某事。
用法:scramble eggs是搅拌鸡蛋、打鸡蛋,一般都是速度比较快,所以有快速做某事的意思。
A: What are you doing, Sergej?
B: I'm getting ready for FNL. Are you joining tonight?
A: Yeah, in a few minutes.
B: You're better scramble. It fills up fast.

298 out of sight, out of mind

解释:眼不见,心不烦
用法:
A: Are you okay since you broke up with Meg?
B: I'm okay~~
A: Is that her picture on your wall?
B: Yeah.. it's nice~~
A: BURN IT. Out of sight, out of mind.

299 It'll never fly.

解释:它永远不会成功
用法:it指的是你的想法、提案、投资等等,It'll never fly.=It won't succeed.
A: So, you want to open a restaurant that sells...
B: Bugs! They're so delicious.
A: It'll never fly.
B: Why not? Have you ever eaten one?

300 when pigs fly.

解释:天方夜谭,无稽之谈,绝不可能。
用法:当某人承诺说做某事,你又确定他不会做的时候,可以说这句话来挖苦那个人。
A: Aren't you studying for the math test?
B: I'm pretty confident.
A: But you skipped most of the classes.
B: I'll be fine.
A: Yeah, when pigs fly.


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