a bad apple 一个坏苹果,坏蛋,惹麻烦,不诚实的人
Big Apple(美国)纽约城
a fat cat 有钱有势的人,暴发户
a hot potato棘手的问题
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 得到手的才靠得住
A friend in need is a friend indeed. 难见真情
God helps those who help themselves. 天助自助者
Lose one's shirt丧失全部财产
keep one's shirt on不发脾气, 忍耐
eat like a bird吃得极少
a small potato小人物,无足轻重的人或物
The early bird catches the worm. 早起的鸟儿有虫吃,捷足先登
Kill two birds with one stone. 一箭双雕
Two heads are better than one. 一人计短,二人计长。三个臭皮匠,赛过诸葛亮。
during the dog days在非常热的天;倒霉的日子
get one's goat惹人发火
black and blue青一块、紫一块 遍体鳞伤的
as busy as a bee极忙碌
a green hand生手
rob Peter to pay Paul 剜肉补疮,拆东墙补西墙;借钱还债
Every dog has his / its day. 。“士别三日,当刮目相看”,落魄的人若发奋图强,总会有出头之日。
get / feel hot under the collar气得胸口发闷
a lucky dog 幸运儿
live a dog's life 穷困的生活
Love me, love my dog. 爱屋及乌
be blue in the face 脸上突然变色
chewing gum口香糖
on top of the world幸福到极点, 心满意足, 处于最佳职位
Walls have ears. 隔墙有耳
follow your nose凭着你的感觉
be led by the nose被牵头鼻子走
make one's mark使自己出名,获得成功
man-eater食人之野蛮人,食人兽;性感女性
money to burn很有钱的
make one's mouth water使人垂涎三尺,想吃,让某人对某事垂涎三尺
meet one's waterloo一败涂地
Many hands make light work. 众擎易举. /人多好办事./ 众人拾柴火焰高.
Be on one's high horse趾高气扬
Fight tooth and nail奋力作战
White lie善意的谎言
Eye for eye以牙还牙
Cup of tea心爱之物,喜欢的事,喜欢而又会做之
Face the music临危不惧,勇敢地面对困难;接受应得的惩罚
Out of sight, out of mind眼不见心不烦
No pains, no gains. 不劳无获
The outsider sees the most of the game. 旁观者清
Be left in the cold被冷落
A bed of roses安乐窝,温床,幸福,非常地开心
Go bananas走火入魔,狂的,心急如焚,非常激动
A black sheep害群之马,败家子
A piece of cake小菜一碟
Do it well or not at all. 做就把它做好,否则就不要做。
Look before you leap. 三思而后行.
Easier said than done. 说起来容易,做起来难。
better half【俚】某人的夫或妻;配偶
green thumb园艺好手
be all ears全神贯注地听,洗耳恭听
be all thumbs笨手笨脚
kiss something goodbye恋恋不舍的把某物给别人
keep one's mouth out of sth. 不要多管闲事
Failure is the mother of success. 失败是成功之母
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. 只工作,不玩耍,聪明小孩也变傻。
Kill the time消磨时间
Cheat the journey闲极无聊的聊天
Serve one right活该,某人应得的报应
A plain Jane普通人,不起眼的女人(英语口语中谐趣女性称呼),普通女孩
Make a noise in the world名噪一时
Take it easy别着急
Go Dutch饭后各自付帐,各自付帐;平摊费用
In Rome do as the Romans do. 入乡随俗
Rome was not built in a day. 罗马不是一天建成的./ 伟业非一日之功.
Don't count your chickens before they're hatched. 不要太指望渺茫的希望,不要过早乐观
sit pretty过着轻松成功的日子
best man伴郎
cry baby爱撒娇的人,哭哭啼啼的,爱报怨的人
double Dutch莫名其妙的话;难以理解的话
show one's true color暴露本性
take home in doggy bags. .打包回家(Doggy bags是织饭店吃饭打包的盒子)
There is no smoke without fire. 无风不起浪.
Better late than never. 迟做比不做好.
Pride goes before a fall. 骄兵必败。
shake in one's shoes吓得发抖
birthday suit裸体(非正式用语)
lady-killer色狼, 多情种,使女人倾倒的男子
wall flower旁观者,长期停航的船,不会跳舞的人
bet one's bottom dollar (that / on) [美口](对某事)孤注一掷地打赌;完全有把握地
in the pink身体很健康;精力充沛
Like father, like son. 有其父必有其子
Every bean has its black. 人各有其短.
In the dictionary of youth there is no such words as failure. 初生牛犊不怕虎
airhead指那些脑袋空空如也的傻瓜蛋,浅薄无知、愚蠢的
cold fish态度冷淡的人
get one's teeth into认真对待,全神贯注于,死死咬住,积极投入某个工作、活动
dear John letter绝交信
hot air空话;夸张之辞,吹牛
Time and tide wait for no man. 岁月不等人,时不我待
There is no use crying over spilt milk. 覆水难收,事已如此,难过也无益。
He is rich that has few wants. 无欲者为富
blind date初次约会
pie in the sky天上的馅饼,不现实的东西,虚幻的美景,死后的幸福, 渺茫的希望, 空头支票, 不能保证实现的允诺
last thing / personplace最不愿意做的事情,最不想要的事物
down-to-earth现实的,务实的,实际的
Where there's a will, there's a way. 有志者事竟成
Never trouble troubles until troubles trouble you. 不要自找麻烦
Practice makes perfect. 熟能生巧
dream-boat理想中的人或事物
Romeo / Juliet罗密欧与朱丽叶,热恋中的人
brown-noser马屁精;谄媚者
sell like hot cakes热销
Let sleeping dogs lie. 莫惹是非
It is never too late to learn. 活到老,学到老
Where there is life there is hope. 一息若存,希望不灭,留得青山在,不怕没材烧。
as like as two peas (beans) 一模一样,相貌酷似
cat nap打瞌睡
carry out / fast food
in a jam陷入困境
in hot water遇到麻烦,陷于困境
wet blanket扫人兴的人;泼冷水的人
raise the roof喧闹, 大声抱怨, 变得异常愤怒, 吵翻了天
Pain past is pleasure. 痛苦过后是欢乐
be on cloud nine欣喜若狂,得意忘形
hit the ceiling [美口]勃然大怒, 暴跳如雷
hot seat尴尬的处境,坐不住;陷入困境
More haste, less speed. 欲速则不达
Money makes the mare go. 有钱能使鬼推磨
Let bygones be bygones. 既往不咎
cross my heart发誓;不骗人
just for laugh
pull one's leg逗某人,开某人玩笑
miss the bus / boat坐失良机
Least talk, most work. 空谈无益,实干为佳
Never do things by halves. 凡事不可半途而废
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A bad beginning makes a bad ending. 恶其始者必恶其终。
A bad bush is better than the open field. 有胜于无。
A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit. 吃亏的和解也比胜诉强。
A bad conscience is a snake in one's heart. 做贼心虚。
A bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept. 坏习惯像鲜馅饼,分食要比保存好。
A bad padlock invites a picklock. 开门揖盗。
A bad penny always turns up.烂钱总是会再回笼
A bad thing never dies. 坏事传千年。
A bad workman quarrels with his tools. 拙匠常怨工具差(人笨怨刀钝)。
A bargain is a bargain. 达成的协议不可撕毁。
A beggar's purse is bottomless. 乞丐的钱袋是无底洞。
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 双鸟在林不如一鸟在手。
A bird is known by its note, and a man by his talk. 闻其歌知其鸟,听其言知其人。
A bird may be known by its song. 什么鸟唱什么歌。
A bit in the morning is better than nothing all day. 略有胜于全无。
A blind man who leans against a wall imagines that it's the boundary of the world. 坐井观天。
A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass. 秋波送盲,白费痴情。
A book is the same today as it always was and it will never change. 一本好书今天如此,将来也如此,永不改变。
A book that remains shut is but a block. 有书闭卷不阅读,无异是一块木头。
A borrowed cloak does not keep one warm. 借来的斗篷不暖身。
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. 相聚爱益切,离别情更深。
A burden of one's choice is not felt. 自己选的担子不嫌重。
A burnt child dreads the fire. 一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳。
A candle lights others and consumes itself. 蜡烛焚自身,光亮照别人。
A cat may look at a king. 猫也有权晋见国王。
A cat has nine lives. 猫有九条命。
Accidents will happen. 天有不测风云。
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link. 链条的坚固程度取决于它最薄弱的环节。
A change of work is as good as a rest. 调换一下工作是很好的休息。
A cheerful wife is the joy of life. 快乐的妻子是生活的乐事。
A clean hand wants no washing. 身正不怕影子斜。
A clear conscience is a soft pillow. 问心无愧,高枕无忧。
A clear conscience is a sure card. 光明磊落,胜券在握。
A clear conscience laughs at false accusations. 白日不做亏心事,夜半敲门心不惊。
A clear fast is better than a dirty breakfast. 宁为清贫,不为浊富。
A close mouth catches no flies. 病从口入,祸从口出。
A cock is valiant on his own dunghill. 夜郎自大。
A common danger causes common action. 同仇敌忾。
A constant guest is never welcome. 久住非佳宾,常来不欢迎。
A contented mind is perpetual feast. 知足常乐。
A covetous man is good to none but worse to himself. 贪婪的人对别人毫无好处,对自己却坏处更大。
A crafty knave needs no broker. 狡猾的流氓,不需居间人。
A creaking door hangs long on its hinges. 户枢不蠹。
Action is the proper fruit of knowledge. 行动是知识的巧果。
Actions speak louder than words. 事实胜于雄辩。
A discontented man knows not where to sit easy. 不满足者坐无宁时。
A disease known is half cured. 病情确诊断,治病好一半。
Admonish your friends in private, praise them in public. 在私底下要忠告你的朋友,在公开场合又表扬你的朋友。
A dog will not howl if you beat him with a bone. 骨头打狗狗不叫。
Adversity is a good discipline. 苦难是磨练人的好机会。
Adversity leads to prosperity. 逆境迎向昌盛。
Adversity makes a man wise, not rich. 患难使人聪明,但不能致富。
Adversity makes strange bedfellows. 身处逆境不择友。
Adversity successfully overcome is the highest glory. 成功地克服困难是最大的光荣。
A fair death honours the whole life. 死得光明,终身荣耀。
A fair face may hide a foul heart. 人不可貌相。
A faithful friend is hard to find. 益友难得。
A fall into the pit, a gain in your wit. 吃一堑,长一智。
After dinner sit a while, after supper walk a while. 午饭后要坐,晚饭后要走。
A father is a treasure, a brother is a comfort, but a friend is both. 父亲是财富,兄弟是安慰,朋友兼而有之。
A fault confessed is half redressed. 承认错误,等于改正一半。
Affairs that are done by due degrees are soon ended. 事情要安步就班地做,就会很快地做完。
A flow of words is no proof of wisdom. 口若悬河不能作为才智的证明。
A fool always comes short of his reckoning. 愚人常缺算计。
A fool always rushes to the fore. 傻瓜总爱强出头。
A fool and his money are soon parted. 笨蛋难聚财。
A fool attempting to be witty is an object of profoundest pity. 蠢人装聪明,实在最可怜。
A fool can ask more questions than seven wise men can answer. 一愚发问,七智结舌。
A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years. 愚者所问,智者难答。
A fool may give a wise man counsel. 愚者千虑,必有一得。
A fool may throw a stone into a well which a hundred wise men cannot pull out. 一愚所失,百智难回。
A fool knows more in his own house than a wise man in another. 一个蠢材在他自己家里所知的事比一个聪明人在别人家里所知的事要多。
A fool's bolt may sometimes hit the mark. 愚者千虑,必有一得。
A fool's heart dances on his lips. 愚人心坦荡,挂在嘴唇上。
A fox may grow grey, but never good. 狐狸会变,但本性难移。
A friend exaggerates a man's virtue, an enemy his crimes. 朋友宣扬人的美德,敌人夸大人的罪过。
A friend in court is better than a penny in purse. 曩中有钱,不如朝中有友。
A friend in need is a friend indeed. 患难朋友才是真朋友。
A friend is a second self. 朋友是另一个我。
A friend is best found in adversity. 患难见真友。
A friend is never known till a man have need. 不到患难时,永远不能认识真正的朋友。
A friend is not so soon gotten as lost. 交友慢,失友快。
A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody. 广交友,无深交。
A friend without faults will never be found. 没有缺点的朋友是永远找不到的。
After a storm comes a calm. 否极泰来。
After black clouds, clear weather. 否极泰来。
After death, the doctor. 放马后炮。
After dinner comes the reckoning. 吃喝玩乐,该付代价。
After dinner sit a while; after supper walk a mile. 午餐
 

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