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英语中有哪些你不知道的俚语

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A duck in water 如鱼得水

  鸭子天生就会在水里游,所以这句的引申义是,很有天赋,学得很快且乐在其中。

  【例句】The way you dance, you are like a duck in water.

  redneck 乡巴佬

  按字面来解释,redneck就是:红脖子。美国南部贫穷的农民,因为每天在太阳下劳动,所以他们的脖子老是红红的。所以称之为乡巴佬了。

  【例句】A large Texan redneck was shouting obscenities at Ali.

  Be in the air 将要发生的事情

  【例句】 From the arguments going on at the meeting, it seems that a change in policy is in the air.

  Clear the air 消除误会

  【例句】 We had a meeting with the workers, and I think we've cleared the air now.

  Cost an arm and a leg 极其昂贵

  【例句】 I love that fur coat. However, I don't think I'm going to buy it because it costs an arm and a leg.

  New blood 新成员

  【例句】 It was decided to bring new blood into the school by employing teachers with the latest training.

  Feeling blue 感到无精打采

  【例句】I don't want to go out. Since my boyfriend left me I've beenfeeling blue.

  go up in smoke成为泡影

  【例句】Peter’s vacation plans went up in smoke when a crisis arose in the office.

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