最不应该被忽略的俚语小词

发表时间:2018-06-14内容来源:VOA英语学习网

drained = ( very tired ) 累垮了,筋疲力尽

例:You should get more sleep, You've been looking really drained recently .

你应该多睡睡,最近你看起来很累的样子.

例:A:How's your trip to Europe ?

你去欧洲玩得怎么样?

B:It was great , but I'm so drained from traveling , I need another vacation !

不错,可就是我玩得太累了,我还要休假.

pitch 说服

例:Companies use TV commericals to pitch new products to the public .

公司通过电视广告的形式来说服大众去买他们的新产品.

例:A:Would you and Betty like to come over to dinner tommorrow night!

明晚你要和Betty一起来我家吃晚饭.

B:Let me pitch the idea to her when I get home, I'll give you a call later .

我一到家我就去说服他,回头给你电话.

hunch:直觉,预感

It seemed that the doctor's hunch had been right. 看起来医生的直觉是对的。

My hunch is that the burglars are still in the area. 我凭直觉认为盗贼还在这个地区。

I had a hunch (that) you'd be back. 我有预感你会回来。

rat race 竞争激烈

例:Did you like studying at Harvard ?

你喜欢在哈佛大学读书吗.

No,it was a rat race .The students there were too competitive .

不喜欢,那里的学生竞争太激烈了.

例:The job market is a rat race right now,because the economy is bad and unemployment is high .

现在的就业市场竞争太激烈了,因为经济不景气失业率也很高.

drop everything 放下手头的事情去做别的事

例:We dropped everything to run outside and see the first snow of the year .

我们放下手头的事跑出去看今年的第一场雪.

例:I want to help you, but I'm really busy right now and I can't drop everything to pick you up .

我真的想帮你,可现在我太忙了,我不能把手头上的事放下去接你.

go by 别名、又称

例:My friend Robert usually goes by Bob.

我的朋友罗伯特通常别人叫他鲍勃.

例: Writers sometimes go by pen names, not their real names.

作家很多时候都用笔名,那并不是他们的真名.

scratch that 忘掉吧,算了吧

例:A: How was your test ?

你考得怎么样?

B: Scratch that . Let's talk about something fun .

别提了,我们谈些有趣的事吧?

例:Let's get dinner at 7 o'clock .

我们7点钟去吃晚饭.

Scratch that . I'm hungry , so let's eat now .

算了吧我饿了,我们现在去吃吧.

dreamy 有魅力,迷人

例:The young Prince William is dreamy, but I think he is a bit of a troublemaker.

年轻的威廉姆王子很迷人,但是我想他是位惹麻烦的人.

例:The girls in my school think that the new Chinese teacher is dreamy. Too bad he's married.

我学校的女孩子都认为新来的中文老师太迷人了,可是太遗憾了他已经成家了.

brainstorm 灵机一动,集思广益

例:We need to sit down and brainstorm ideas for a new marketing slogan for a new product.

我们需要量坐下集思广益一些想法为新产品在市场推广做个广告语.

例:After a bit of brainstorming, Evelyn came up with several great titles for her book.

经过想了一阵后,Evelyn为他的书想出来了好几个.

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