食物类

piece of cake

小菜一碟

例句:

The math test was a piece of cake.

数学测试很简单。


to go bananas

抓狂,歇斯底里

例句:

He went bananas.

他神经错乱了。


bring home the bacon

养家糊口

例句:

My husband brings home the bacon.

我丈夫赚钱养家。


have bigger fish to fry

另有要事

例句:

I couldn't attend the meeting, I had bigger fish to fry.

我没有出席会议,因为我有更重要的事。

  

That's the way the cookie crumbles.

预料之中。


like two peas in a pod

形影不离,一模一样

例句:

They are like two peas in a pod.

他们整天腻在一起。


as red as a cherry

像樱桃一样红

例句:

Her cheeks were as red as cherry.

她的脸红的像樱桃。


eat like a horse

食量大如牛

例句:

My husband eats like a horse.

我丈夫吃得很多。


walk on eggshells

小心翼翼(不伤害某人)

例句:

I've been walking on eggshells around my boyfriend.

我一直小心翼翼地维护和男朋友的感情。


hard nut to crack

难以对付的事或人

例句:

He is a hard nut to crack.

他是一个很难相处的人。


衣物类

cut from the same cloth

如出一辙

例句:

My son and I are cut from the same cloth.

我儿子跟我长得如出一辙


with a fine-toothed comb

严密的审查

例句:

we went over the flat with a fine-toothed comb.

我们去了公寓并对它进行了严密的审查。


fit like a glove

完全相合

例句:

That dress fits you like a glove.

这条裙子很适合你。


to lose one's shirt

失去所有的钱

例句:

I lost my shirt in a poker game.

我在打扑克中输得精光。


roll up one's sleeves

准备大干一场

例句:

It's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work.

是时候准备大干一场了!


have an ace up one's sleeve

握有王牌

例句:

That girl aways has an ace up her sleeve.

这个女孩子总是握有王牌。


to laugh up one's sleeve

偷偷地笑

例句:

I was laughing up my sleeve during the whole meeting.

在整场会议中我都在偷笑。


get the boot

解雇

例句:

I got the boot today, I have to find a new job.

我被解雇了,我必须找一份新工作。


fill someone's shoes

顶替他人的位置

例句:

No one can fill my mother's shoes.

没有人能顶替我妈妈的位置。


 

below the belt

不公正的

例句:

That move was below the belt.

这种行为是不公正的。

动物类

as quiet as a mouse

非常安静

例句:

Don't wake them up! Be as quiet as a mouse.

不要把他们吵醒了!安静一点。


as blind as a bat

看不见,瞎的,也可以用来调笑某人视力不好

例句:

Without glasses she's as blind as a bat.

没戴眼镜她什么也看不见。


as stubborn as a mule

顽固

例句:

I can't convince you to anything, you're as stubborn as a mule.

我没法跟你说,你犟得像头牛。


as busy as a bee

超级忙碌

例句:

She never has free time anymore, she's as busy as a bee with work.

她一点空闲时间都没有,工作忙得像蜜蜂。


as red as a lobster

通红

例句:

Whenever he gets mad, he becomes as red as a lobster.

他生气的时候,脸红地像条龙虾。


as ugly as a toad

例句:

That girl is as ugly as a toad.

那个女孩长得很丑。


as free as a bird

自由自在

例句:

Travelling makes you feel as free as a bird.

旅行会让你感觉自由自在。


as silly as a goose

例句:

You're being as silly as a goose.

你笨得像鹅一样。


as wise as an owl

聪明

例句:

I always listen to my father, he's as wise as an owl.

我总是听爸爸的话,他很机智。


as mad as a hornet

生气,抓狂

例句:

I'm so angry! I'm as mad as a hornet.

我太气了!像大黄蜂一样抓狂。


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