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心情记录——一种蜕变与成长

 
 
 

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2012-06-25 00:13:34|  分类: 天下杂侃 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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哭了。之前写的丢了,重打。
1. smell a rat: feel that something is wrong
2. go to the dogs: become run-down ( and need repair)
3. fishy: strange and suspicious
4. take the bull by the horns: take decisive action in a difficult situation
5. horse of a different color: quite a different matter
6. let the cat out of the bag: inform beforehand
7. for the birds: uninteresting and meaningless
8. straight from the horse's mouth: from a reliable source
9. horse around :play around (aimlessly)
10. cat got your tongue?: can't talk?
11. get in someone's hair: bother someone
12. shoot off one's mouth: express one's opinions loudly (as if he knows everything)
13. jump down someone'w throat: become angry with someone
14.Pay through the nose: pay too high a price
15. tongue-in-cheek: not serious
16. pull someone's leg: fool someone
17. play it by ear: improvise as one goes along ( not knowing what to expect)
18. stick out one's neck: take a risk
19. shake a leg: hurry!
20. All thumbs: clumsy and awkward
21. not have a leg to stand on: to have no good defense for one's opinions or actions
22. get off someone's back: stop bothering someone
23. drive someone up a wall: annoy someone greatly
24. string someone along: lead someone on dishonestly
25. sell someone down the river: betray someone
26. leave someone high and dry: abandon someone
27. sell someone short: underestimated someone
28. snow job: insincere talk
29. spill the beans: reveal a secret
30. feed someone a line: deceived someone
31. on ice: set aside for future use
32. shoot the breeze: chat informally
33. bite the dust: go down in defeat
34. bend over backwards: try very hard
35. hit the hay: go to bed
36. cough up: give unwillingly
37. jump the gun: to be hasty
38. scratch someone's back: return a favor
39. hit the ceiling: become very angry
40. fork over : hand over, give
41. turn someone off: disgust someone
42. go fly a kite!: go away!
43.  kick the bucket: die
44. raise a stink: protest strongly
45. wet blanket: dull or boring person who spoils the happiness of others
46. keep under one's hat: keep something a secret
47. Up one's sleeve: concealed
48. dressed to kill: wear one's finest clothing
49. give someone the slip: make a getaway
50. knock someone's socks off: enthuse and excite
51. talk through one's hat: make foolish statements
52. lose one's shirt: lose a great deal of money
53. in stitches: laughing very hard
54. dressed to the teeth: dressed elegantly
55. lemon: something defective (broken down)
56. out of woods: out of danger
57. get up on the wrong side of the bed: wake up in a bad mood
58. out on a limb: in a risky position
59. eating someone: bothering or worrying someone
60. get the ax: be dismissed, fired
61. in the hole: in debt
62. bite the bullet: endure in a difficult situation
63. face the music: accept the consequences
64. blow it: fail at something
65. at the end of one's rope: at the limit of one's ability to cope
66, on one's last legs: sick and failing
67. hot under the collar: extremely angry
68. on the line: in danger (of losing something)
69. for a song: for very little money
70. make a splash: be successful and attract attention
71. have the world by the tail: be successful and happy
72. sitting pretty: in a fortunate position
73. feel like a million dollars: feel wonderful
74. kick up one's heels: celebrate
75. bury the hatchet: make peace
76. paint the town red: carouse and have a good time
77. get a way clean: escape punishment
78. come alive: brighten up and become active
79. toot one's own horn: boast
80. stick to one's guns: maintain one's position
81. get the ball rolling: initiate action
82. mind one's P's and Q's: take care in speech and action
83. Hang on: persevere
84. give it one's best shot: try hard
85. make ends meet: pay one's bills
86. get the jump on someone: get the advantage over someone
87. pull strings: exert influence
88. spread oneself too thin: become involved in too many activities
89. go to bat for someone:help out and support someone
90. duck soup: easy, effortless
91. money talks: money can influence people
92. let sleeping dogs lie: do not agitate a potential source of trouble
93. shape up or ship out: behave properly or leave!
94. if the shoe fits, wear it: admit the truth
95. different strokes for different folks: everyone has different interests and tastes
96. bark (is) worse than one's bite: not as bad-tempered as one appears
97. eyes are bigger than one's stomach: take more food than one can eat
98. put one's money where one's mouth is: follow through with a stated intention
99. the early bird catches the worm: arriving early give one an advantage
100. people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones: one should not criticize when one is equally at fault
101: all's well that ends well: a successful outcome is worth the effort
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