Give him the glad hand?

2014-04-29 10:50

They shake hands with him in public, saying “Glad to meet you” and so forth but the next moment they’re cursing him with closed teeth.

In the cards?

2014-04-25 11:32

If we say something is in the cards, we mean to say that they’re likely to happen.

现在流行结婚

2014-04-23 10:37

美国人的婚礼各地有各地的不同,和中国的喜酒文化不同,有些地方还是蛮有趣的。和Leon一起用英语聊聊美国的婚礼。

Fly close to the wind?

2014-04-22 10:31

When people say someone is sailing too close to the wind, they are saying that this person is doing something exceedingly risky or improper.

Shifting sands of democracy?

2014-04-18 11:28

A plan on shifting sand won’t work because it doesn’t have a solid foundation.

用英语聊聊演讲恐惧症

2014-04-17 15:00

80后初中时能耍帅的东西就那么几样,要么打球要么换发型,学习太好的孩子们要么是一肚子知识不会讲,要么就是体育太差。于是乎,当众演讲,一种结合了智力和勇气的方式,成为很多孩子们羡慕的能力。

Social safety net?

2014-04-15 14:42

That means a safety net that prevents one from total failure and doom in society at large. Put another way, it helps one survive socially when the going gets tough.

Bad karma?

2014-04-11 11:17

Metaphorically speaking, karma simply means that good deeds bring good while bad begets bad.

关于beef的那些事儿

2014-04-09 15:58

大学听Eminem的专辑的时候,发现他经常用beefing这个词,但明显不是牛肉的意思,于是好奇查了查俚语词典,发现在俚语的世界里,许多词都是别有洞天的。

Overcoming idioms as stumbling block

2014-04-04 11:31

A stumbling block is any hindrance that prevents you from reaching your goal, any goal.

Taking their feet off the pedal?

2014-04-01 11:03

By taking their feet off the pedal, they stop giving the effort.

IDK、TTYL、LMAO是什么意思?

2014-04-01 10:43

介绍几个最近年轻人常用的缩写。IDK、TTYL、LMAO...

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