closed book的意思

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closed book

字面词义:合起来的书。
真正含义:不为人知的秘密。

例句The man's early life is a closed book.

chicken out

chicken out
字面词义:鸡出去。
真正含义:临阵退却;由于担心,害怕而终止做某事;或改变原来的决定不再做某事。
在美国讲一个人是chicken 不是代表他是鸡而是说那个人是胆小鬼
再跟大家介绍一个和鸡有关的习惯用语.鸡是一种很小的家禽,它的胃当然也很小,吃不了太多东西
chicken feed
字面词义:Feed在这儿的意思就是喂鸡的"饲料”
真正含义:很小数量的钱

例句I decided to take flying lessons but just before they started I chickened out.

cat get one's tongue

cat get one's tongue
字面词义:舌头被猫咬住了。
真正含义:说不出话来,舌头不灵光。

例句The little girl had a poem to recite, but the cat got her tongue.

take a rain check (on something)

take a rain check (on something)
字面词义:雨票
真正含义:这次没办法,下次吧!
if you take a rain check on something you postpone it until another time.
起源:美国人最喜欢的活动之一就是棒球赛。但是如果球赛已经开打但遇到下雨被迫中场取消或延期,球场就会发放“Rain Check" 雨天支票,拿这张Rain Check 就可以下次再进场,或者换成另一场球赛。久而久之,Rain Check 就也被拿其他的地方使用。
例句:
1. Can I take a rain check?
2. Can I take a rain check on our dinner date? I have to work late tonight.

fair-weather friend

fair-weather friend
字面词义:好天气朋友(隐喻为只能同安乐不能共患难的)
真正含义:酒肉朋友
(a fair-weather friend is someone who is your friend when things are going well for you, and who stops being your friend when you are having problems.)
例句:
1. When I lost my job and John didn't want to see me: he was a fair-weather friend.
2. I asked him for help, but it seems he was just a fair-weather friend.
我请他帮忙,但看来他只是个酒肉朋友。

 

 

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