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英语学习|这些英语俗语都与时间有关!

时间:2017-06-16 17:09:52  来源:http://www.pinghe.com  作者:Cara


 

“一寸光阴一寸金”
“ 时间就是生命,时间就是速度,时间就是气力”……
这些都是我们耳熟能详的关于时间的俗语
英语
又有什么关于英语的俚语呢?
 
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1. IN AN INSTANT / IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
1.眨眼之间
Something that happens very quickly
某事发生很快

If he apologized and admitted his mistakes, I would take him back in an instant!
如果他承认错误,向我道歉,我就立马把他带回来!

2. GIVEN THE DAY THAT’S IN IT
2.考虑到这天的情况
This Irish idiom is used when something is very obvious because of the day that it occurs on.
爱尔兰习语,某事显然怎样,与发生那天有关。

Well, there are hardly any taxi drivers around, given the day that’s in it is Christmas.
好吧,附近很难打到车,毕竟今天圣诞节。

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3. FIVE ‘O’CLOCK SHADOW
3.(早上刮过后当天又长出的)短胡子茬儿
This is the term for the facial hair that a man gets if he doesn’t shave for a day or two.
用来描述男人如果不刮胡子一两天就长出的短胡茬儿。

You can’t go for your interview with a five ‘o’clock shadow! Go and have a shave!
你不能带着胡茬儿去面试!赶紧刮胡子去!

4. WASTING TIME / A WASTE OF TIME
4.拖延时间
This refers to anything that is not a useful way to spend your time. Doing something that is pointless or useless.
未能充分利用时间,做事无目标或意义。

Studying that engineering course was a waste of time. I didn’t learn anything new!
上这门工程课简直是浪费时间。我压根没学到什么新内容!

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5. FULL OF THE JOYS OF SPRING
5.充满喜悦
Used to describe someone who is very happy and full of energy.
描述某人十分开心充满能量。

I wonder why she is so full of the joys of spring, Darren must’ve proposed to her!
我真好奇今天她怎么这么开心,一定是达伦向她求婚了!

6. GOOD TIME
6.提前到达
When someone manages to travel faster than expected and gets to their destination early.
比预设速度更快,提前到达目的地。

I got to the office in good time, but got lost inside the building trying to find my interview room, and ended up being late anyway!
我提前到了,却在大楼里迷了路。我努力找面试点,还是迟到了!
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7. HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
7.今日来,明日去
This could be used to describe some desirable things such as money and happiness. This means to say that they don’t last very long.
描述诸如金钱、快乐等人们追求的事物不会一直延续。

Don’t stress about money so much all the time. It’ll be here today and gone tomorrow anyway!
别总是太看重钱。这种东西留不住的。

8. EVEN A BROKEN/STOPPED CLOCK IS RIGHT TWICE A DAY
8.即便表停了,一天也能对上两次
This is used when people get lucky but don’t deserve it, or are undeservedly successful.
描述某人幸运得到不配拥有的东西或不当成功。

He definitely didn’t deserve to win the lottery, but even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
他绝对不该赢得彩票,可即使一只坏表一天也能对上两次。

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9. FEAST TODAY, FAMINE TOMORROW
9.今日盛宴,明日饥荒
If you indulge yourself with everything that you have today, and don’t save for a tougher time then you may have to go without tomorrow.
如果沉溺于今天所拥有的一切,而不为以后艰难的日子打算,那么你将失去明天。

He’s just bought himself a new Lambourghini, and wears new suits every day. He doesn’t understand that it’ll be feast today, famine tomorrow if he continues like this!
他刚买了辆新的兰博基尼,每天都穿新套装。他不明白今天盛宴明日饥荒的道理,如果他继续这样下去,明天就会有饥荒。

10. HOUR OF NEED
10.在需要帮助的时光
A time when someone really needs something, almost a final chance.
某人需要帮助的时光,几乎是最后机会。

I was there for him in his hour of need, but he hasn’t shown any sign of offering to help me now that I need his support!
他需要帮助的时候,我挺身而出。现在我需要帮助了,他却视而不见!

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一日一记:
Accept what was and what is, and you’ll have more positive energy to pursue what will be.
  接受过去和现在的模样,才会有能量去追寻自己的未来。
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