普特外语:2014马年一定要知道的horse短语

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1. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. 不要对别人送的礼物过于挑剔
Angela: “This shirt you gave me is not my favorite brand.”
你送我的那件衬衫不是我最喜欢的牌子。
Andy: “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth! That was the best they had.”
别挑刺儿了,那是他们那儿最好的了。
2. horse sense 基本常识
She’s got too much horse sense to believe his story.
丰富的常识使她不相信他的说辞。
3. put the cart before the horse 本末倒置
To get married first and then get a job is putting the cart before the horse.
先结婚再找工作是本末倒置。
4. horsing around 胡闹
You can’t trust Michael to do anything – he’s always horsing around.
你不能让迈克做任何事,他总是在胡闹。

5. hold your horses 别着急,耐心点儿。
Hold your horses! We’re not ready to go yet.
别着急,我们还没准备好呢。
6. Wild horses couldn’t drag him away 全心投入
Once Elaine starts playing a video game, wild horses can’t drag her away from it.
一旦伊莲开始玩游戏,野马也没法把她从屏幕前拉走。
7. 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。
8. 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。
9. 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。
10. 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。
11. 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.
黛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。
12. 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。

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