常用英语习语你必须知道这25个

      很多时候在你看电影或者看书时,会出现一些你熟悉的单词,但当它们组合起来就完全猜不透意思的情况?其实,其实这是因为这些句子都是老外常用英语习语!习语就像是中国人的一些俗语,自己很清楚可别人却不太明白,但是这些常用英语习语你必须知道这25个,就ok了:

1. step up your game 有更好的表现

例句:If you want to win this competition, you’ll have to step up your game.

如果你想赢得这场比赛,你必须得有更好的表现。

 

2. you rock 你真棒

例句:Thanks for the tickets, Rob. You rock!

罗布,谢谢你提供的票。你真厉害!

 

3. cut sb some slack (某人)方便;(某人)网开一面

例句:

- Andrew's late again.

- 安德鲁又迟到了。

- Cut him some slack - his wife's just had a baby.

- 对他就网开一面吧——他妻子刚生小孩。

 

4. come out swinging 开始相互攻击

例句:After a day off, Hillary and Trump this morning again launched another hard week of campaigning, and they both came out swinging.

休息了一天后,希拉里和特朗普今早又开始了为期一周的艰苦竞选旅程,两人又开始互掐。

 

5. go up in flames 毁于一旦,受到重创

例句:His career went up in flames when he was jailed for theft.

他因为偷盗坐牢后事业受到了重创。

 

6. pull yourself together 恢复镇定;控制自己

例句:I understand you’ve had a bad day, but pull yourself together and get on with your job, will you?

我知道你这一天过得很糟,但你一定要振作起来,工作还得继续,不是吗?

 

7. crunch time 关键时刻

例句:I’m not getting enough sleep these days. It’s crunch time at work.

我最近睡眠不够。正赶上工作的关键时期。

 

8. once in a blue moon 少有地

例句:My sister lives in Alaska, so I only see her once in a blue moon.

我姐姐住在阿拉斯加,所以我很少去看她。

 

9. tar sb with the same brush 认为……是一丘之貉

例句:Because they worked so closely in the same department, John was tarred with the same brush as Tim.

由于在同一个部门工作,关系又非常密切,约翰被认为跟蒂姆是一路人。

 

10. hang in there 坚持住;挺住

例句:Work can get tough in the middle of a term but hang in there and it'll be OK.

到了学期中间功课会变得很难,但坚持下去就会好的。

 

11. shoot from the hip 鲁莽行动(或讲话)

例句:Miss Lee, I have to apologize for shooting from the hip and yelling at you for losing the papers. I was in a big hurry and forgot I left them right here in my drawer.

李小姐,我必须向你道歉。我由于找不到文件而对你发火太鲁莽了。当时我实在着急,忘了是我自己把文件放在这儿抽屉里的。

 

12. be a catch 值得追求的人,宜婚对象

例句:John is taking me out tonight. He’s such a catch, I hope he’ll propose.

约翰今晚带我出去了。他是个靠谱的结婚对象,我希望他能向我求婚。

 

13. running on fumes 非常疲惫,就快熬不住了

例句:I’m sorry, but I’ve got to go home now. I haven’t slept for twenty hours and I’m running on fumes.

抱歉,我现在得回家。我已经有20个小时没睡了,快熬不住了。

 

14. sell (sb) out 背叛;出卖

例句:French farmers feel they've been sold out by their government in the negotiations.

法国农场主感到在谈判中他们被政府出卖了。

 

15. sell sb (on sth) 说服某人(做某事)

例句:OK, you’ve sold me. I’ll go with you.

好吧,你说服我了。我跟你一起去。

 

16. blow sb away 使(某人)大为惊讶;(某人)非常高兴

例句:The ending will blow you away.

结局会让你无比惊喜。

 

17. blow smoke 蒙人,骗人,放烟雾弹

例句:I’m not blowing smoke. I have honestly read War and Peace by Tolstoy.

我没骗你,我真的读过托尔斯泰的《战争与和平》。

 

18. couldn't care less (表示强调)一点也不在乎

例句:

- That man stole a bottle of wine from the shop.

- 那人从商店偷了一瓶葡萄酒。

- Oh, really? I couldn’t care less.

- 是吗?我一点都不关心这个。

 

19. chuffed to bits 高兴,兴奋

例句:Hey, thanks for the present! I’m chuffed to bits.

嗨,谢谢你的礼物!我很喜欢。

 

20. feel under the weather 生病;觉得不舒服

例句:

-I'm feeling a bit under the weather.

-我觉得有点不舒服

- I think I've caught a cold.

-可能是感冒了。

 

22. a stone's throw 很短的距离,掷石之遥

例句:The cottage is just a stone's throw from the sea.

小屋离海只有一箭之遥。

 

23. hear (sth) on/through the grapevine 从传闻中听说;通过道听途说获悉;听小道消息知道

例句:

-I heard on the grapevine that he was leaving. 

-我听到传闻说他要离开了

- is it true?

-是真的吗?

 

24. sit on the fence 骑墙观望,犹豫不决

例句:You can't sit on the fence any longer - you have decide whose side you're on.

你不能再骑墙观望了——你必须决定支持谁。

 

25. take sth with a pinch of salt ……半信半疑,对……有所怀疑

例句:You have to take everything she says with a pinch of salt, she does tend to exaggerate.

你不能完全相信她的话,她总是喜欢夸大其词。

这些常用英语习语你必须要记住这25个,在日常生活中,包括你和老外交流时,他们都会很长说出,这样到时候你就不会一脸懵不知道别人说什么了,练习好英语习语,说好英语口语,和老外对话就再也不用愁了。


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