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talk horse不是要说“马”!它可不是什么好话...

网络 2019-07-09 16:15

“horse”这个单词也算是我们学英语会比较早接触到的一个跟动物有关的单词。那么horse都有哪些有趣的习语呢?

The China Inner Mongolia Horse Racing and the 6th Inner Mongolia International Equestrian Festival opens in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Jun 29, 2019. [Photo by Ma Jianquan/chinadaily.com.cn]

1  a horse pill

大药丸,大型丸剂。

This is not a horse pill. This is your pain pill which doctor prescribed.

这不是大药片。这就是医生给你开的止疼药。

 

2  a horse laugh

狂笑,讥笑,不信任的笑。

At the end of the joke she gave a horse laugh that could be heard a street away.

在那个笑话结束时,她发出一阵狂笑,隔着一条街都能听到。

 

3  a horse of a different color

完全是另一回事。

Taking the exam is one thing but passing it is a horse of a different color.

考试是一回事;通过考试又是另一回事。

 

4  be on one's high horse

趾高气扬,藐视他人。

Since Bob was elected president of the club, he's been up on his high horse.

自从鲍勃当选为俱乐部主席以来,他就趾高气扬起来了。

 

5  beat a dead horse

徒劳无益,白费口舌。

I hate to beat a dead horse, but it is very important that you understand this before you leave.

我不想多此一举,但你离开以前必须了解这个。

 

6  hold one's horse

忍耐,镇静,别冲动。

Dad, please hold your horse before you get mad at me...

爸,在对我发火之前,请你忍耐一下……

 

7  clothes horse

爱打扮,赶时髦的人。

Princess Diana was a real clothes horse. It's hard to imagine how much she had spent on clothes.

戴安娜王妃是一个很讲究穿戴的人,很难想象她花在衣服上的钱有多少。

*此外clothes horse figure指“衣服架子”,就是那种穿什么都好看的人。

 

8  talk horse

吹牛。

They often talk horse when they are free.

他们有空时常常在一起吹牛。

 

9  one-horse town

落后的小地方。

Then Beijing was a gray, drab, one-horse town where the main means of transportation was the bicycle.

那时的北京是一个灰色、乏味、设施简陋的城市,主要交通工具是自行车。

 

10  horse-and-buggy days

马车时代,以往岁月。

The post-industrial crisis always reminds citizens of the horse-and-buggy days.

后工业时代的危机总是能让人们回想起以往的岁月。

 

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