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作者:kittyhongqilin 时间:2008-08-28 15:07:31
  好帖
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-08-28 17:27:04
  373.tongue in cheek
  这个俗语是“随便说说,别当真”的意思。它起源于19世纪,人们开玩笑后,常会伸出舌头扮鬼脸,不管舌头伸朝左朝右哪个方向,反正都伸到了脸上。逐渐,tongue in cheek就用来告诉对方,“逗你玩呢,别当真!”例句:
  Don't be fooled by John's complimentary words.He said them with tongue in cheek.
  别让约翰的恭维话给糊弄住,那些话可当不得真。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-08-28 18:03:04
  373.tongue in cheek
  这个俗语是“随便说说,别当真”的意思。它起源于19世纪,人们开玩笑后,常会伸出舌头扮鬼脸,不管舌头伸朝左朝右哪个方向,反正都伸到了脸上。逐渐,tongue in cheek就用来告诉对方,“逗你玩呢,别当真!”例句:
  Don't be fooled by John's complimentary words.He said them with tongue in cheek.
  别让约翰的恭维话给糊弄住,那些话可当不得真。
作者:气质宝宝小饭桶 时间:2008-08-28 18:15:55
  马克
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-08-29 10:49:08
  374.impeachment弹劾
  Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said on Wednesday that he would not resign and his impeachment was subject to the parliament.
  巴基斯坦总统穆沙拉夫18日称,他不打算辞职,只有国会才有权弹劾他。
  
  375.arm wrestling 扳手腕
  An arm wrestling championship was organized for prisoners at a prison in Romania's capital Bucharest Tuesday.
  26日,罗马尼亚首都布加勒斯特的一个监狱为囚犯们举行了扳手腕比赛。
  
  376.Paralympic Village残奥村
  The Paralympic Village will formally open Saturday.
  残奥村将在30日正式开村迎客。
  
  377.hard line 强硬态度或政策
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-08-29 11:01:33
  378.get off your high horse
  这句口语的意思是,谦和一点,别摆架子。早在14世纪,神学家约翰为克里夫曾记载,皇室在当时举行庆典盛会时,王宫显贵必要骑着“高头大马”(high horse)招摇过市,“high horse”一时间成为“显赫”的标志。随着时间的流逝,短语“high horse”在日常会话之中用于形容“傲慢、趾高气扬”。“to come/get (down)off your horse”(别一副高高在上的样子)就是在“high horse”基础上衍生而来。例句:
  You know I'm right!Get off your high horse and admit your mistake!
  既然你知道我是对的,那就放下架子承认错误吧!
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-08-29 11:07:21
  379.play hooky 逃学或装病不上学
  
  380.pleased as punch
  在英国传统滑稽木偶剧“Punch and Judy”(《潘趣与朱迪》)中,潘趣与朱迪是一对夫妇,丈夫潘趣是长个鹰钩鼻、驼背、性情古怪的家伙,喜欢策划各种阴谋诡计。得逞后,他会大摇大摆炫耀自己。于是“pleased as punch”就用来表示“非常高兴”,尤其是“自满”。例句:
  Mom looked as pleased as punch when she got your letter!
  妈妈收到你的信时特别高兴。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-08-29 11:23:30
  381.Dutch uncle
  “荷兰叔叔”属于带贬义色彩的“荷兰词汇”,其根源是“Anglo-Dutch War”(英荷战争)。战争之后,英荷虽有短暂和解,但士兵间的宿怨难以很快了结,17世纪末,“Dutch uncle”成了英兵戏谑语,形容不受欢迎的荷兰“教诲者”。“talk to one like a Dunth uncle”(言外之意:你不是我的叔叔,用不着你拿严厉的口吻教训我)从18世纪开始流传。例句:
  Stop talking to me like a Dutch uncle about my duty to my family
  在有关我的家庭责任感这个问题上,用不着你来教训我。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-08-29 11:29:06
  382.cock and bull story
  英语中,形形色色的“鬼话”可用cock and bull story来形容。这个俗语的起源可追溯到1620年,当时英国一家设在路边的酒馆名叫“The Cock and Bull”,疲倦的旅客在此过夜时,常聚在一起侃大山,讲他们所经历的奇闻异事。当然,这些经历不要求真实,怎么奇特就怎么来。久而久之,cock and bull story就成了“鬼话连篇,弥天大谎”的代名词。
  She couldn't pay her debt,instead she told me a cock and bull story about having been robbed.
  她还不了债,就编了个弥天大谎说她遭劫了。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-08-29 11:33:07
  383.bell the cat
  源自于“老鼠给猫挂铃铛”的寓言。话说一窝饿的快咽气的老鼠怕猫不敢找食,于是推举一勇敢老鼠给猫脖子挂铃铛,以后凭声音就知道猫的位置。bell the cat用来形容“挺身而出、担当风险”。例句:
  A man is a hero if he can bell the cat
  在危险时刻能够挺身而出的人是英雄。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-08-29 11:42:19
  384.turn the corner
  开车的人都有过这样的经历:在一条狭长的公路上行驶多时,感到无比压抑,而突然转过一个弯,风景大不同,顿时神清气爽。英语成语turn the corner(转弯)则可用来表达“渡过难关,出现新局面”。正如中国古诗所说:山穷水尽疑无路,柳暗花明又一村。与turn the corner意思相对的成语有force/drive into a corner,表示“处于困境,无法逃脱".
  She was very ill but seems to have turned the corner now.
  她曾病的很重,但现在看起来已好转了。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-08-29 11:50:28
  385.break a leg
  莎士比亚时代,演员结束演出后会到台前谢幕,演出成功会赢得观众小费。拿小费自然要弯腿行“屈膝礼”,所以break a leg成了希望演员演出成功的形象说法。后来break a leg 语义范围逐渐扩大,也用于祝福某人试镜、考试、面试等成功。
  Break a leg in your test today.
  祝你今天考试顺利。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-08-29 17:25:44
  386.表演赛
  exhibition game
  eg:The Malwaukee Bucks and the Golden State Warriors will travel to China in October to play to exhibition games.
  雄鹿队和勇士队将于10月来中国打两场表演赛。
  
  387.失业率
  umemployment rate
  eg:Israel's umemployment rate in the second Quarter of 2008 stands at 5.9%,the lowest in two-decades,official statistics said Thursday.
  以色列28日发布的官方数据显示,2008年第二季度失业率降至5.9%,为20年最低。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-08-29 17:26:42
  388.hands down 毫无疑问
作者:草青依依 时间:2008-08-29 22:28:23
  真有好些没听过阿,谢谢楼主这个帖
作者:六七八十 时间:2008-08-30 11:40:55
  记号
作者:lindaery 时间:2008-08-30 17:29:31
  楼主,请问一下,这个短信怎么定啊,联通的可以么??
作者:oyling 时间:2008-08-30 18:55:47
  mark
作者:滔滔1111 时间:2008-08-30 19:46:09
  楼主,移动怎么定制这项业务???????
作者:波光荷影 时间:2008-08-31 17:41:32
  389 "favorite son"
  Favorite son 从字面上来解释是“受宠的儿子”。可是用在选举上,它的意思就变了。决定参加总统竞选的人来自各州,本州的候选人就是favorite son。其他竞选者如果到那些有favorite son的州去参加初选,那可就麻烦了。因为,一般来说,同一个党的人总是会支持本州的候选人,哪怕他们明明知道这个人根本不可能被提名为总统候选人。
  
  例句:Presidential hopefuls did not spend much timein Iowa this year because favorite son,Senator Harkin,was one of the candidates.今年的总统候选人没有在艾奥瓦州花很多时间进行竞选活动,因为哈金参议员就是来自艾奥瓦州的,他就是艾奥瓦州的宠儿。
  
作者:波光荷影 时间:2008-08-31 19:01:59
  390 On one's uppers
  On one's uppers意思是“潦倒、山穷水尽”。在这个短语中,uppers指“鞋帮”。难道穿着鞋帮就表示山穷水尽?那当然!世上没有穿鞋只穿鞋帮的,若到了只能穿鞋帮的份儿上,那一定是鞋跟磨破了又没钱买新鞋,只能光脚走路。若真穷到这般窘境,怎能不是山穷水尽。
  
  例句:Mr Green has been out of work for several months and is on his uppers.
  
  格林先生失业好几个月了,现在已过得山穷水尽。
  
  
  
  
  
作者:ronyen92 时间:2008-09-01 06:58:30
  额,额,我担心这边的短语用法有的老外都听不懂吧
  哈哈
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-01 09:21:47
  391.
  watch my six
  watch my six 是watch my six o'clock 的缩写。中标的指针:12点可以理解成正前方,3点就是右边90度,9点就是左边90度,6点就是正后方。
  watch my six做早用于空军作战。作战时飞行员几乎看不到正后方,而敌人却特别喜欢从正后方突袭。这时他们就会跟他们的战友或地面控制说watch my six,意思就是“注意我身后!”
  eg:People I trust are always there,watching my six.
  在我身后总有我信任的人保护着我。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-01 09:29:43
  392.轮值
  rotating presidency
  eg:France,which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union,called a meeting of EU heads of government on August 25 to discuss the Georgian crisis.
  25日,欧盟轮值 国法国召集欧盟各国首脑会晤,就格鲁吉亚危机展开讨论。
  
  
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-01 09:50:34
  392.人气指数
  popularity rating
  eg:French President Nicolus Sarkozy's popularity rating rose to a 6 month high in August,boosted by his high-profile trips to conflict zones in Afganistan and Georgia,a new poll published on Thursday has found.
  28日公布的最新民意调查显示,法国总统萨科奇的人气指数8月创下6个月以来的新高,这主要归功于他在阿富汗和格鲁吉亚冲突地区的几次高调出访。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-01 13:45:12
  393.火化
  cremate
  eg:The remains of Hua Guofeng were cremated at the Babaoshan cemetery in Beijing Sunday.
  8月31日,华国锋同志的遗体在北京八宝山革命公墓火化。
  
  394.纯金
  solid gold
  eg:A solid gold sculpture of British supermodel Kate Moss made by Marc Quinn will go on display at the British Museum from October.
  10月起,英国艺术家马克.奎恩创作的超模凯特.摩斯的纯金塑像将在大英博物馆展出。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-01 13:53:10
  395.put on the dog
  put on the dog 就是“摆排场个给人看”。大概100多年前,一些有钱人往往话很多钱去买一只稀有品种的小狗来显示自己很有钱。一些阔太太们还经常在接待客人时把一只小狗抱在腿上来炫耀自己的阔气。当时耶鲁大学的学生就创造了to put on the dog 这一说法来嘲笑那些暴发户。
  eg:I had this friend in the army who was the son of one of the richest men in the country.But what i like about him was that he never put on the dog to show off his money.
  我在部队服役的时候有个朋友,他爸爸是美国最有钱的人之一。我很喜欢这个朋友,因为他从来不炫耀自己多么有钱。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-01 14:03:08
  396.standoff
  僵持
  eg:The hijachers of a Sundanese jetliner surrendered in authorities in Libya after releasing all the passenagers Wednesday after a 22-hour standoff.
  经过22个小时的僵持,劫苏丹客机的两名劫机者27日释放了所有人质,并向利比亚当局投降。
  
  397.个人所得税
  personal income tax
  eg:Retired people have to pay personal income tax for any subsidy or bonus other than salary and pension,according to the State Administration of Taxation.
  国家税务局日前表示,离休人家除按规定领取离退休工资或养老金外,令从原任职单位取得的各类补贴和奖金,都须缴纳个人所得税。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-01 14:12:11
  398.智齿
  wisdon tooth
  eg:Janpanese scientists said on August 21 they had delivered stem cells from wisdon tooth,opening another way to study deadly diseases without the ethicalcontroversy of using embryos.
  日本科学家21日宣布,他们已智齿中提取到干细胞,此举为致命疾病的研究开拓出一条新路,毋须再因使用胚胎而惹起道德争议。
  
  399.特许商品
  licensed product
  eg:Paralympics licensed products in more than 10 categories,including clothing,toys,pens and mugs,are under production,an official said.
  有官员透露,包括服装,玩具,笔,以及马克杯在内的十余类残奥会特许商品正在生产当中。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-01 14:19:17
  400.同父异母兄弟
   同父异母兄弟
  half-brother
  eg:A half-brother of US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was found in Kenya,living on a dollar a month,Itaian Vanity Fair magzine revealed recently.
  意大利版的《名利场》杂志日前披露,他们最近在肯尼亚找到了美国民主党总统候选人奥巴马同父异母的弟弟。他的这个弟弟每月生活费只有不到一美元。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-01 14:24:17
  401.艺人
  entertainer
  eg:Taiwan entertainer Lin Chiling,dressed like Audrey Hepburn,attends a press conference for the upcoming 45th Golden Horse Film Awards ad its image ambassador on August 24.
  台湾艺人林志玲24日化身“奥黛丽.赫本”,以电影大使的身份出席了第45届金马奖记者会。
  402
  get borned
  受斥责
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-01 15:11:03
  402.get burned
  受斥责
  
  不好意思摸错了。呵呵
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-01 15:17:47
  398.智齿
    wisdom tooth
    eg:Janpanese scientists said on August 21 they had delivered stem cells from wisdom tooth,opening another way to study deadly diseases without the ethicalcontroversy of using embryos.
  
  
  wisdom tooth
  中“n”应该写成“m“,呵呵
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-01 17:59:55
  周末休息 周一太忙 明天再见!
作者:jynjwxj 时间:2008-09-01 20:48:14
  !!
作者:seczhang 时间:2008-09-01 23:30:28
  谢谢
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-02 11:49:44
  403.doggy bag
  餐馆吃饭后,大家会找服务员拿一个doggy bag打包带走剩菜。doggy bag本意指:“装狗食的袋子”,也就是说,剩饭可打包回家喂狗。不过,这些食物到家后往往进了主人肚里,所谓“带点狗食回家”仅是顾及面子的借口。而这正是“doggy bag”(打包袋)产生的渊源所在。
  We had so much food left over from dinner at the restaurant last night that we took enough home in doggy bags to feed the whole family tonight.
  昨晚我们在餐馆剩了好多菜,这些带回家的剩菜足够我们全家今天晚上再吃一顿。
作者:红色大爱 时间:2008-09-02 13:08:25
  太好了,留名回家看
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-02 16:14:35
  404.hat trick
  hat trick(帽子戏法)指比赛者在同一场比赛中独中三元、连续三次得分的佳绩。hat trick源于英国的绅士运动板球比赛,指至球手连击三球、次次击中目标(三柱门中的两个门),对方3名球员因此淘汰出局。在板球比赛中,“连中三元”可不是一件易事,球员因此会被授予一顶帽子作为至高荣誉的象征。随着时间推移,hat trick也可指代任何连续三次的成功。例句:
  A hat trick of tries by the winger Daivd Vendi was the key to victory.
  边锋戴维温迪的3次射门三胜利的关键。
  
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-02 16:46:03
  405.soccer mom
  字面上是“足球母亲”的意思,其实是指母亲将自己时间全都花在孩子身上。在欧美国家,这类母亲给人最深刻的印象,就是经常开车接送孩子参加足球比赛等各种体育活动。
  Lily enjoys the lifestyle of being a soccer mom.
  把时间都花在孩子身上,Lily感觉很好。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-02 16:52:58
  406. social grievances 民怨
  Officials in Guizhou have admitted there are social grievances in Weng'an County where a girl's death sparked a violent protest over the weekend.
  贵州官员日前承认,在瓮安县确实存在某种民怨。上周末,一个女孩的意外身亡引发了当地群体性暴力抗议事件。
  
  407. loophole 漏洞
  The Beijing municipal grovernment announced Thursday that all corporate online business have to register with the industrial and commercial administration starting August 1 to mend loopholes in tax evasion.
  北京市政府3日宣布,从8月1日起,所有实体或个人网上开店必须到工商部门注册登记,以防偷漏税。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-02 17:00:01
  408.funeral service rites 追悼大会
  
  409.plunge into 跳入、翻进
  A bus with 29 Taiwan tourists plunged into a roadside ditch in Heilongjiang Province Monday,killing 1 and injuring over 10 others.
  一辆载有29名台湾游客的大巴16日早上在黑龙江省同江市遭遇车祸,车翻进路边深沟里,致1死10多人伤。
  
  
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-02 17:04:42
  410.no spring chicken
  英语中说女人“不再年轻。老了”有个很有意思的说法,就是“no spring chicken”(不是小鸡)。spring chicken原指刚孵出的小鸡,19世纪时演变成现在的“no spring chicken”,意为“不再年轻”。这种说法专用于女人。要是用它来说男人老了,不年轻了,可就让人笑掉大牙了。
  Grandma can't run and play the ball the way she used to .She's no spring chicken.
  奶奶不能像以前那样跑步和打球了。她老了。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-02 17:09:04
  411.famous last words
  这个俗语是“鬼话、一派胡言”的意思,常用来讥讽别人。最初,是讽刺某些国家颇为滑稽的战争理由。一战时,一些国家当时的战争宣言是“为结束战争而参战”。当然,头脑清醒的人都知道那是骗人的鬼话,于是,人们就讥讽这样的“蠢话、胡言”为famous last words of history,后来干脆就直接叫“famous last words"。此外,这个短语也常用来讽刺政客的冠冕堂皇之辞。例句:
  This book is bound to make the best-seller list?Famous last words!
  说这本书一定能够畅销,简直是一派胡言!
作者:cocayan 时间:2008-09-02 17:20:42
  感谢楼主.留个脚印,方便再来.
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-03 08:59:57
  412.商品住宅
  commercial housing
  eg:Sales of commercial housing totaled277.43m sqm nationwide in the first 7 months of this year,down 10.8% on last year,the National Development and Reform Commisson said recently.
  国家发改委数据显示,今年前7个月全国商品住房销售面积为2.7743亿平方米,同比下降10.8%。
  
  413.客运枢纽
  passenger transport hub
  eg:In the 11th Five-Year Plan Period,China plans to develop 6 railway passenger transport hubs-Beijing,Shanghai,Wuhan,Guangzhou,Xi'an and Chengdu,a senior official from the Ministry of Railways said Monday.
  据铁道部官员1日透露,“十一五”期间,中国将建北京,上海,广州,武汉,成都,西安6个铁路枢纽。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-03 09:08:45
  414.职业学校
  vacational school
  eg:A group of 1286 students arrived in Shanghai last Sunday from quake-hit Dujiangyan,Sichuan,to study in the city's 24 vacational schools.
  8月31日,1286名来自都江堰灾区的学生抵达上海,将就读于上海的24所职业学校。
  
  415.90后
  post 90s
  eg:Monday marks the first day of the new university term in China and it's also the first time the "post 90s" have entered college.
  9月1日是新学期的第一天,中国首批“90后”的孩子开始上大学。
  
  416.Goldbrick 懒汉,骗子
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-03 09:18:28
  416.制裁
  sanction
  eg:An emergency summit,which will be held by leaders of the 27 European Union members states Monday to discuss the situatuin in Georgia and the bloc's future relations with Russia,is not likely to decide on any sanctions against Russia.
  欧盟27个成员国的国家元首9月1日将召开紧急峰会,讨论格鲁吉亚局势及欧盟与俄罗斯的未来关系走向。此次会议不太可能决定对俄罗斯作出任何制裁。
  
  417.高速火车
  bullet train
  eg:China will produce the world's fastest bullet train running at 380kph for the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway,a senior railway official has said.
  铁道部官员透露,中国将制造世界上最快的高速火车,时速可达380公里,在京沪高速铁路上运营。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-04 08:21:10
  418.无障碍
  barrier-free
  eg:Barrier-free facilities have been installed in buses,taxes,subway stations,shopping malls and hotels.
  许多公共汽车,出租车,地铁站,商场和宾馆,都已经安装无障碍设备。
  
  419.挪用公款
  embezzlement
  eg:A federal jury in Las Vegas last Friday convicted 2 former principles of Bank of China of embezzlement and money laudering.
  美国拉斯维加斯一个陪审团8月29日裁定,中国银行开平支行两位前行长挪用公款和洗钱等罪名成立。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-04 08:27:14
  420.health nut 很注重养生的人
  
  421.贫困线
  poverty line
  eg:The Chinese government may raise the poverty line to enable more people to get State benefits to meet their needs.
  为了能够让更多的人享受国家补助,满足生活需要,中国拟将贫困线提高。
  
  422.户外广告
  outdoor advertising
  eg:All outdoor advertising billboards on and around the city wall of Ming Dynasty in Xi'an will be banned next year.
  西安明年将拆除明城墙附近的全部户外广告牌。
作者:ronyen92 时间:2008-09-04 09:45:26
  2天没来,更新不少哦,谢谢两位妮子
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-04 17:39:44
  418.vote-buying贿选
  Thailand's Superme Court Tuesday covicted former President of Parliament Yongyuth Tiyapairat on vote-buying charges during last December's general election.
  泰国最高法院8日判定,前泰国国会 荣育在去年年底举行的大选中有贿选行为的罪名成立。
  
  419.test-tube baby试管婴儿
  More evidence is emerging that test-tube babies might be just as healthy as normal babies,European researchers said Tuesday.
  欧洲研究人员8日称,更过迹象表明,试管婴儿和正常孕育的婴儿同样健康。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-04 17:42:25
  420.reshuffle 重组、改组
  South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Monday reshuffled his Cabinet,replacing 3 ministers,a presidential spokensman said.
  韩国总统发言人说,总统李明博7日撤换3名部长,改组了内阁。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-04 17:50:54
  421.face value面额
  The People's Bank of China said Sunday it will issue 6m commemorative bank notes with a face value of RMB10 form Tuesday to mark the Beijing Olympic Games.
  中国人民银行6日称,7月8日开始将发行600万北京奥运会纪念钞,面额为10元
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-04 17:55:13
  422.backseat driver
  你是不是遇到过咋样的人呢?虽然坐在汽车后排,但喜欢“教”司机如何开车,总提出没必要的指导和劝告。"backseat driver"最初就是用来形容这些坐在车上瞎操心的“指挥家”,如今这个英文俗语的语义更加宽泛,还用来形容“指手画脚、乱提建议的人”。
  Aunt Mary drives us all crazy with her instrucions;she's an incurable backseat driver.
  玛丽姑妈频繁下命令,简直要把我们逼疯了。她的指挥真是无药可救了。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-05 10:42:04
  423.live large
   生活挥霍
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-05 10:50:04
  424.军费开支
  military expenditure
  eg:China has submitted its 2007 military expenditure report to the UN.
  中国已向联合国递交2007年军费开支报告。
  
  425.动作片
  action flick
  eg:Two movies posters for action flick."Wanted starring Angelina Jolie have been banned by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority for glamorizing the use of guns and voilence.
  安吉丽娜.主演的动作片《刺客联盟》的23张海报因渲染枪支和暴力,遭英国广告标准管理局封杀。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-05 10:55:11
  426.城乡差距
  rural-urban gap
  eg: Bridging the urban-rural gap in China is a historic task.
  缩小中国城乡差距是一项历史性的任务。
  
  427.冒充
  impersonate
  eg:Zhang Haitao,28,who had been impersonating a police for the past 3 years,offering advice on traffic voilation cases,was arrested Tuesday in Zhengzhou,Henan.
  现年28岁的张海青在过去3年里冒充警察,协调违章车辆。3日,他在河南郑州被警察拘捕。
  
  
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-05 11:04:05
  428.炼油厂
  oil refinery
  eg:A fire broke out early Wednesday morning at Kuwait's largest oil refinery.
  科威特最大炼油厂3日清晨发生火灾。
  
  429.备用轮胎
  spare tire
  eg:A cat survived a 2.5-hour trip on a spare tire under the owner's truck.
  一只猫趴在主任卡车备用轮胎上,车子开了2个半小时后竟然安然无恙。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-06 09:11:41
  430.代课老师
  substitute teacher
  eg:Guangdong Party Secretary Wang Yang said Wednesday the times was ripe to rid the province of substitute teachers for the benefit of both students and the teachers themselves.
  广东省委书记汪洋3日表示,为了学生和教师的福利,取消代课老师的时机已经成熟。
  
  431.航标灯
  marker lights
  eg:The Yangtze River waterway administrations has announced that it will use solar power for the marker lights along China's busiest waterway over a 2-year period.
  长江航道局日前表示,该局将用两年的时间在中国最繁忙的水道沿线推广使用太阳能航标灯。
作者:jipaishui 时间:2008-09-06 16:44:03
  mark
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-08 09:24:59
  432.sleep tight
  "Good night"(晚安)是常用的临睡前告别语,但sleep tight(睡个好觉)来得更亲切些。sleep tight 源于美国摇篮曲《晚安,宝贝》,"sleep tight and don't let the bedbugs bite"(睡个好觉,被让臭虫咬),tight在这里可以解释为soundly,well。也有说法认为,sleep tight的来历和海军偶直接关系,因为海军用的吊床只有把绳子勒紧时才会睡得舒服。在这里tight则有另一层含义---拉紧的,绷紧的。
  eg:Good night,sleep tight/Wake uo bright/In rhe morning light.
  晚安,睡个好觉!清晨起得早,醒来精神好。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-08 09:45:12
  433.You are a card
  一直以来,card(牌戏)都是 人们休闲娱乐的几大方式之一。如果有一天老外形容你“You are acard”,他极可能是说,"你这人很聪明,有个性大胆而且蛮有趣“(一般用来形容男人)。
  Card 这层意思最早源于19世纪中期,当时它的意思比较宽泛,指一些性格特别古怪的人。比如,说起镇上某个性情怪异的老头,你可以叫他an old card或者a strange card。
  eg:I am sure you are such a card.
  我确信你是个有趣的人。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-08 09:53:22
  434.foot the bill
  和外国朋友喝酒聊天是很愉快的事,但酒足饭饱后总不能让客人买单吧。这时,赶快说一句:"I will foot the bill",以体现我们热情好客的传统。foot the bill 可不是指”踩着账单,赶快开溜“,而是指”付账“的意思。早在15世纪,人们便开始使用”foot the bill"这个短语,但当时指的是把所有的账目加起来算出总金额,然后写在账单的底部(foot the bill or acount),foot的意思相当于bottom。但很显然,这是店家的工作,没消费者什么事。但是到了19世纪,则轮到消费者“foot the bill”了,因为这个短语已经变成了“付账,买单”的意思,这个用法一直沿用到现在。
  eg:Tony said he would foot the bill for Saturday's get-together.
  托尼说周六的聚会他会买单。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-09 17:30:17
  435.沼泽地
  marshland
  eg:The UN launch a plan to have an ancient marshland in southeast of Iraq,thought to be the Biblical Garden Eden,listed as a World Heritage Site.
  联合国出台一项计划,打算将伊拉克东南部的古沼泽地列为世界遗产地,这里被认为是《圣经》中的伊甸园。
作者:yqfy_sailing 时间:2008-09-09 21:55:18
  这么好的帖子以前竟没发现,遗憾。
  现在终于发现了 ,高兴。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-10 08:52:33
  436.七星酒店
  seven-star hotel
  eg:China's Antaeus Group and the Canadian company Fairmont Hotels and Resorts signed an agreement last Sunday to build China's first seven-star hotel in Sanya.
  今典集团与加拿大费尔蒙酒店7日签署协议,将在三亚建国内首个七星级酒店。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-10 09:02:39
  437.puppy love 初恋
  
  438.宣誓仪式
  oath-taking ceremony
  eg:Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Islamabad Tuesday to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Pakistani President-elect Asif Ali Zardari.
  阿富汗总统卡尔扎伊9日抵达伊斯兰堡,参加巴基斯坦当选总统扎而达里的宣誓仪式。
  
  439.硬地滚球
  boccia
  eg:Wang yi of China lost to Gabriel Shelly of Ireland 2-6 in the boccia bronze medal match of the Mixed Individual BC1 at the Paralympics.
  9日,在北京残奥会硬地滚球单打BC1级铜牌争夺战中,中国选手王义以2-6负于爱尔兰选手加布里埃尔.谢利。
  
  
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-10 09:12:21
  440.可交换债券
  exchangeable bonds
  eg:Tha national securities watchdog Friday recently plans to allow shareholders of listed companies to issue exchangeable bonds,in an attempt to ease oversupply in the stockmarket.
  目前,中国证监会拟计划允许上市公司的股东发行可转换债券,以缓解股市的抛售压力。
  
  441.非法集资
  illegal fund-raising
  eg:Local authorities in Hunan Sunday started probing into 12 companies involved in illegal fund-raising cases after a dispute led to lenders demonstration on Wednesday and Thursday ,blocking roads and railways.
  湖南开始彻查一起波及12家公司的非法集资案,该案件曾导致部分群众3,4日上访,并聚集在街道,火车站,造成交通瘫痪及火车延误。
作者:Shirley涵 时间:2008-09-10 09:33:32
  楼主的这个帖子也不错,可以学到不少东西!
  
  
  也去支持下我的VOA SP (美国之音)学习帖! 共同进步! 呵呵
  
  
  
  『英语杂谈』 [资源共享]VOA Special English (美国之音素材每天更新)
  http://cache.tianya.cn/publicforum/content/english/1/136619.shtml
  
  
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-10 11:04:42
  442.march in入场
  More than 4000 athletes started to march in the National Stadium at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Paralympics Saturday night.
  6日晚,在国家体育场举行的残奥会开幕式上,4000多名运动员开始入场。
  
  443.best film 最佳影片
  The American film "The Wrestler" has won the Golden Lion fot best film award at the 65th Venice international Film Festival this year.
  在第65届威尼斯电影节上,美国影片《摔跤手》荣获最佳影片金狮奖。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-10 11:12:48
  444.hot potato
  1929年股市大崩盘,投资者把手中股票像"hot potato"(烫手土豆)一样抛出。刚煮熟的土豆很烫,不会马上变冷。若受伤有这么烫的土豆,当然要立刻扔掉。19世纪初,"to drop something or someone like a hot potato"的俚语诞生于一位作家笔下。此后,这句话便常在金融领域使用。金融大鳄索罗斯1992年狙击英镑,使英镑一时间成为"hot potato"遭狂抛。
  When she found out Jack was lying to her,she dropped him like a hot potato.
  一发现杰克在骗她,她就把他给甩了。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-10 13:27:10
  445.take-out外卖
  If you don't want to eat the restaurant,you can order take-out and have dinner at home.
  如果你不愿意出去吃饭,可以叫外卖。
  
  446.blue chip 绩优股
  For a safe investment,best to put your money in blue-chip stocks which are big corporations.
  想要稳妥投资,最好买绩优股。
  
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-10 13:45:36
  447.hold your horses
  面对压力大家很容易浮躁,一定要hold your horses(耐心一点)。此说法和骑马打仗有关,战场上谁都想冲锋陷阵,但不能鲁莽,一定要勒住自己的马。
  Hold your horses,there's no need to rush through the exam.Take your time and answer each question carefully.
  别急,没有必要匆匆忙忙答题。慢慢来,仔细回答每个问题。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-10 13:55:10
  448. to see stars
  昨儿溜冰摔得实在吃不消,后脑勺着地,随即便是天旋地转、金星乱冒……“眼冒金星”还真的能找到与之对应的英语呢。too see stars指的就是“两眼冒金星”,最早见于19世纪,常用来形容头部受击后的视觉感受。此外,还有一个与star相关的短语"to have stars in one's eyes",常用来指(因爱情、过分乐观而产生的)幸福感。
  A swinging door hit me and I really saw stars.
  一扇旋转门撞得我两眼冒金星。
  Mary has stars in her eyes when she thinks of her boyfirend.
  玛丽想到她的男朋友就美滋滋的。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-10 14:09:01
  449.a fair-weather friend
  这个短语的中文意思是“酒肉朋友”。单看字面意思,“a fair-weather friend”指的是“风和日丽的朋友”。仔细想来,其比喻义“酒肉朋友”确实道出了难以成为患难之交的真谛——顺利太平时与你交友、共赏良辰美景;一旦风云突变,没了fair-weather为前提条件,他就会弃你而去。
  You can't count on Liz to help you when you're in trouble.She's just a fair-weather friend.
  别指望莉斯会帮你度过难关,她只会同你共安乐却难同你共患难。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-11 10:25:42
  450.大闸蟹
  hairy crab
  eg:Hariy crabs from Yangcheng Lake go on sale Wednesday for about the same price as last year.
  阳澄湖大闸蟹9月10日上市,价格与去年基本持平。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-11 10:29:31
  450.大闸蟹
  hairy crab
  eg:Hariy crabs from Yangcheng Lake go on sale Wednesday for about the same price as last year.
  阳澄湖大闸蟹9月10日上市,价格与去年基本持平。
  
  451.征兵
  recruitment
  eg:China's People's Liberation Army is to start its winter recruitment on November 1 this year.
  今年全国冬季征兵将从11月1日开始。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-11 10:36:21
  452.贸易顺差
  trade surplus
  eg:China's trade surplus felll to $151.99b in the first 8 months ,down 6.2% year on year,the Genereal Ministration of Customes said Wednesday.
  中国海关总署10日公布,中国1至8月间贸易顺差为1519.9亿美元,较上年同期下降6.2%。
  
  
  453.零排放
  emission free
  eg:The worlds first "emission free" coalfired power station was inaugurated in Germany Tuesday.
  世界首座“零排放”火力发电站落成仪式9日在德国举行。
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-11 10:44:41
  454.首飞
  maiden flight
  eg:China's first home-grown passenger jet aircraft "Xiangfeng", the ARJ21-700,is set to make its maiden flight on September 21.
  作为我国首架有自主知识产权的支线飞机,被命名俄日“翔凤”的ARJ21-700飞机已定于9月21日首飞。
  
  455.精简机构
  streamline
  eg:The Ministry of Finance has annouced a new central government policy to reward country and local governments for reducing personnel,streamlining the administration and ensuring expenditures on key projects.
  财政部网站日前公布,中央财政将对县乡政府精简机构,人员及报障重点支出给予奖励。
  
  
  456.Jack-leg 不称职,蹩脚的人
作者:英语虫子 时间:2008-09-11 10:49:43
  455.精简机构
    streamline administration
作者:wangqianan 时间:2008-09-11 11:57:34
  mark~!~
作者:郁郁闷 时间:2008-09-11 13:08:44
  我也订了这个的,有时候的哦来不及看
作者:十一月子夜 时间:2008-09-11 13:52:21
  好帖子,留爪,每天记得来看
  
  谢谢楼主
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-12 09:09:58
  456.exhibition game 表演赛
  The Milwaukee Bucks and the Golden State Warriors will travel to China in October to play 2 exhibition games.
  雄鹿队和勇士队将于10月来中国打2场表演赛。
  
  457.unemployment rate失业率
  Israel's unemployment rate to the second quarter of 2008 stands at 5.9%,the lowest in two-decades ,ofiicial statistics showed Thursday.
  以色列28日发布的官方数据显示,2008年第二季度失业率降至5.9%,为20年最低。
  
  458.hands down毫无疑问
  
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-12 09:16:28
  459.candid photo抓拍(生活)照
  A freshman at Hainan Normal University has been detained for taking hundreds of candid photos of female students and posting them on the internet,police said Wednesday.
  警方2日称,海南师范大学一位大一新生因抓拍几百张女生照片并上传到网上已被刑拘。
  
  460.spew lava 岩浆喷发
  Chile's Llaima volcano,one of South America's most active,is spew lave in southern Chile,the government said Tuesday.
  智利政府1日说,南美最活跃的火山之一,位于智利南部的亚依玛火山正在喷发岩浆。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-12 10:07:50
  461.special administrative region 特别行政区
  Helicopter with the Chinese national flag and the flag of the HongKong Special Administraive Region fly over Golden Bauhinia Square to mark the 11th anniversary of HongKong’s return to the motherland Tuesday.
  7月1日,为庆祝香港回归祖国11周年,2假分别悬挂着国旗和香港特别行政区区旗的直升飞机飞过香港金紫荆广场上空。
  
  462. work around the clock 马不停蹄
  The landslide-disrupted Litang-Zhanjiang section of railway line was reopened Tuesday after 1000 people worked around the clock.
   经1000多人马不停蹄地全力抢修,因山体滑坡导致客车脱轨而中断的广西黎塘至广东湛江铁路,7月1日重新开通
  
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-12 10:15:36
  463.lese majeste 冒犯君主罪
  Thailand's Prime Minister's Office Minister Jakrapob Penkair announced his resignation on Friday,after a police investigation found grounds to pursue a charge of lese majeste against the minister.
  泰国总理府部长乍甲博,以冒犯君主罪遭警方指控后,于30日提出辞职。
  
  464.karma 报应
  Although actress Sharon Stone on Wednesday apologized for her"Karma" comments on the May 12 quake in China,mang in the country say they'll never forgive her.
  虽然好莱坞女星莎朗斯通28日已为她称中国512地震是“报应”的言论道歉,但许多中国人称永不会原谅她。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-12 10:25:30
  465. run off at the mouth
  《大话西游》里的唐僧给人印象最深了,他一开口,那真是没完没了,有如滔滔江水连绵不绝呀!英语中描述这种喋喋不休的人有个非常生动的说法,教"run off at the mouth"。这里的run与水有关。我们打开水龙头时,水会哗啦哗啦地流出来。如果某人张开嘴,话像自来水一样流出来,那还真是没完没了呢。除了这种表达,我们还可以说某人“have a motor mouth”.
  Ms. Rosario was running off at the mouth again about the kids playing basketball in her backyard.
  罗萨里奥太太又在喋喋不休地说孩子在她家后院打篮球的事了。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-12 11:55:30
  怎么还不翻页啊!继续咯……
  466. curry favor
  这里的curry与“咖喱”毫无关系,curry favor的意思是“讨好某人”,通俗点可说成“拍马屁”。curry在这里是动词,原意是为梳理马的毛,这一动作与“讨好”相联系源于14世纪法国诗人维特利的政治寓言《褐马传奇》。书中褐色老马Fauvel聪明、权威,人们为了私利常梳理它的毛,以示讨好,久而久之,to curry Fauvel就成了“阿谀奉承”的代名词。随着时间的推移,这个传说渐被遗忘,“拍马屁”也由to curry Fauvel变成了to curry favor。
  You are currying favor with me.
  你在讨好我。
  467.welfare lottery 福利彩票
  In the next five years,China’s welfare lottery is expected to play a bigger role in pooling money for charitable causes.
  未来5年内,中国的福利彩票预计将在慈善事业集资方面起到更大的作用。
  468.text-message voting 短信投票
  Producers took cues from “America Idol” and incorporated in interviews with judges and text-message voting after the swimsuit,evening-gown and talent competition.
  主办方学习《美国偶像》的做法,在泳装、晚装和才艺比赛结束后,引入了与评委互动和观众短信投票等环节。
  
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-12 11:58:54
  469.All thumbs
  这句话对应的中文意思就是“笨手笨脚”。大拇指与其他手指配合,可以捡东西、旋转螺丝钉。但试想一下,如果十个指头都变成大拇指了,做起事来会多么笨拙。“all thumbs”就是这么来的,尤指做手工活时笨手笨脚。
  Mike can’t build the model of the atom for the science project.He’s all thumbs.
  迈克做不了科学项目中的原子模型,他笨手笨脚的。
  
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-12 17:24:40
  470.badger game
  自古“英雄难过美人关”,关于“美人计”的表达,英语中说法很多,如“badger game”(直译:猎獾)就是指“诱捕好色之徒上钩”。
  The prosecutor accused the couple of playing the badger game.
  检察官指控那对夫妇靠情色对受害者实施敲诈。
  此外,与“美人计”相关的说法还有很多,比如“clip joint”(靠美色敲竹杠的黑店)、“honeytrap”(间谍常用的“美人计”)。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-12 17:26:42
  471.face the music 面对现实,承担责任
  
  472.philanthropist 慈善家
  
  473.autonomous 自治的
  
  474.a cheap drunk不胜酒力的人
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-12 17:54:02
  475.spam message 垃圾短信
  The company said it had received about 4000 complaints each day over spam messages before Mar 15.
  这家公司表示,3月15日之前他们每天大约收到4000条关于垃圾短信的投诉。
  
  476.group of death死亡之组
  Australia,China and Asian champions Iraq were drawn together in a "group of death" for the 2010 World Cup,meaning at least one will not get through third round qualifying.
  2010年世界杯抽签结果揭晓,澳大利亚、中国和亚洲冠军伊拉克分到了“死亡之组”,这意味着至少有一支球队将无法进入第三轮比赛。
  
  477.bean counters 爱算计的人
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-12 18:01:06
  478.Aunt Sally
  Aunt Sally是19世纪流行于露天集市的一种游戏,现在常用来形容“众矢之的”、19世纪,在英国的露天集市或酒吧里,流行着这样一种游戏:在场地中间放置一个被称为“Aunt Sally”的老妇人头像,“Aunt Sally”口里的烟斗则成为“众矢之的”。游戏者站在一定距离外,拿棍子掷向长长的烟斗,谁若将其击落,谁就是赢家。久而久之,“Aunt Sally”就成了众矢之的的代名词,用来比喻那些很容易收到攻击的人。
  The poor director became the Aunt Sally to critics soon after that flim was on show.
  那部电影一上演,可怜的导演就成为了批评家们批判的对象。
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-12 18:02:34
  下班咯,各位看官,中秋快乐!(*^__^*) 嘻嘻……
作者:ronyen92 时间:2008-09-12 19:42:07
  多谢楼主与虫子,哈哈,中秋快乐!
楼主cookie0629 时间:2008-09-15 18:36:17
  过完节了,明天又要开工咯
作者:撤人啦 时间:2008-09-15 20:13:00
  bullshit
作者:lanqing2002 时间:2008-09-15 22:28:21
  呵呵,
  有意思,
  收藏了
  
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