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[英语学习] 【参与有奖】每天5分钟,两个惯用语

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 楼主| 发表于 2008-12-11 21:02:46 | 显示全部楼层

2008/12/11

◆approval
●on approval = returnable if not satisfactory(商品)供试用的,包退包换的
★I wasn’t sure whether the red cushions would match my settee, so I bought one on   approval.
  这些红垫子是否同我的长沙发相称,我没有把握,因此我就买了一个包退包换的垫子。

●approve of = take a favorable view赞同;接受;认可
★If his plan isn’t approved of by the Committee, all his work will have been wasted.
  如果委员会不同意他的计划,他便前功尽弃了。
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发表于 2008-12-11 21:51:48 | 显示全部楼层
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1on approval
  She bought a washer on approval.
2 approve of
I approve of your suggestion.

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发表于 2008-12-12 08:42:33 | 显示全部楼层
As the services became better and better, many goods can be bought on arroval.

I will never approve of his apology because he said something hurt me so much!

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 楼主| 发表于 2008-12-12 22:57:17 | 显示全部楼层

2008/12/12

◆April
●April fool = somebody on whom a joke is played on 1 April 4月1日愚人节时受愚弄的人;在愚人节开的玩笑
★I’ve put salt instead of sugar in your tea. April fool!
  我在你的茶里放了盐,而不是糖。跟你开个玩笑。

◆apron
●tied to one’s mother’s apron strings = totally dependent on one’s mother过于依赖母亲
★He’s over twenty and lives at home, still tied to his mother’s apron strings.
  他20岁出头,还住在家里,仍然什么都依靠母亲做主。
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发表于 2008-12-13 08:21:17 | 显示全部楼层
Last year I was an April fool on April fool's day.

He is looked down upon by his friends for reason of tieding to his mother's apron strings.

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发表于 2008-12-13 09:54:58 | 显示全部楼层
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1 April fool
I lead the  wrong way to you. April fool!
2 tied to one’s mother’s apron strings
We have already been grown up,so we don't tied to ours mother’s apron strings.

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 楼主| 发表于 2008-12-13 12:04:42 | 显示全部楼层

英文电影中出现过的本贴中的惯用语-2[不定期更新]

●have an affair(with)
绝望的主妇 Desperate Housewives第五季第六集
-One of the guys in the band is having an affair.

●apply to
黑客帝国 The Matrix
-You believe that you are special, that somehow the rules do not apply to you.

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 楼主| 发表于 2008-12-13 18:13:53 | 显示全部楼层

2008/12/13

◆area
●no-go area = place that is unsafe(because of military, terrorist or criminal activity/presence)禁区(由于军事、恐怖或犯罪活动的存在)
★The continuing violence between rival gangs of youths has made a large part of the housing estate a no-go area.
  两帮少年无赖之间的持续暴力行为,使得那个住宅区的大部分成了禁区。

◆argue
●argue somebody down = reduce somebody to silence through vigorous argument驳倒某人
★He kept saying he didn’t want to go, but eventually she argued him down.
  他一直说他是不想去的,但是最后她把他驳得哑口无言。
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发表于 2008-12-13 20:54:59 | 显示全部楼层
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1no-go area
Many police surrounded commit murder scence, it was to be no-go area .
2argue somebody down
He always like to argue somebody down.

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发表于 2008-12-13 21:27:49 | 显示全部楼层
For some journalists, it is their job to go into the no-go area.

If you want to be the president of America you had to argue your adversary down first.

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 楼主| 发表于 2008-12-14 10:17:02 | 显示全部楼层

2008/12/14

●argue something out = keep talking until agreement is reached辩论[议论、谈论]直至达成协议
★So far we disagree; let’s argue it out over a drink.
  现在我们意见还不一致,让我们边喝边谈吧。

●argue the toss = questioning(often unreasonably), argumentative对决定提出异议;作无谓的争执
★Don’t let us argue the toss over who is going to pay for the meal.
  不要为谁付饭钱一事争论不休了。
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发表于 2008-12-14 12:48:17 | 显示全部楼层
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1 argue sth. out
I tried to argue him out to go there.
2 argue the toss
He have been decided,so we don't argue the toss.

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发表于 2008-12-15 08:02:52 | 显示全部楼层
Although it will take us a long time to argue the agreement out, once we succeed it can bring us many benefits.

It is useless to argue the toss if you can't get a better idea.

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 楼主| 发表于 2008-12-15 20:56:37 | 显示全部楼层

2008/12/15

◆ark
●out of the ark = very old十分陈旧
★He never buys anything new; even his car came out of the ark.
  他从来不买新东西,甚至连他的汽车也是十分陈旧。

◆arm
●arm in arm = (of two people)with the arm of one person being passed through the bent arm of the other(指两人)臂挽臂
★Sally and Jean were laughing and joking as they walked arm in arm down the street.
  萨利和琼有说有笑地臂挽着臂沿街走去。
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发表于 2008-12-15 23:28:05 | 显示全部楼层
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1 out of the ark
This sofa is out of the ark, however, he don't throw away.
2 arm in arm
They walked arm in arm on the street.

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