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作       者:陳瑞華

出  版  社:萬里機構出版有限公司

出版时间:2010-12-01

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你遇過字字皆懂,但意義難測的英語嗎?其實英語像中文一樣,有很多妙趣橫生的表達手法,如比喻、諷刺、反話等等。“Over the moon”不是說嫦娥登月,而是指“十分歡欣”。“船到橋頭自然直”,原來英文的說法就是“cross the bridge when one comes to it”! 本書收錄近600條西方報刊常用的流行英語,單字、成語、片語一應俱全。每條皆具中英解釋、例句,甚至背後的小故事。配合精美插圖,更富趣味。
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Cover Page

copyright

To JVM

PREFACE

TO THE READERS

NOTATION

Table of Contents

A

AWOL

Achilles' heel

acquired taste

across the board

not know someone from Adam

ad-lib

agenda

ahead of the game

akin

albatross around one's neck

aka

apple-polish

apple-poblisher

all wet

arguably

around the block

asleep at the switch

attaboy

with attitude

awesome

B

back to square one

bad-mouth

not half-bad

ball-park figure

go ballistic

banana republic

bankable

banter

bark up the wrong tree

basket case

bear the brunt

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder

become

beef up

“Where's the beef*?”

beef

beg, steal or borrow

bell the cat

on bended knees

beyond the pale

big time

big-timer

big-time/small-time

on a binge

blackball

blanket denial

blind-side

bloom is off the rose

bluff

bravado

Brevity is the soul of wit

a bridge too far

burn one's bridges behind one

cross the bridge when one comes to it

buff

bully pulpit

bull in a china shop

bum rap

button-hole

hot-button issue

buyer's remorse

buzzword

byword

C

(open up) a can of worms

make a case

set a cat among the pigeons

catch-as-catch-can

catch-22

cherry-pick

(when the) chips are down

chomping at the bit

clock-watcher

close ranks

(play) close to one's chest/vest

on cloud nine

clueless

cold comfort

cold shoulder

comeuppance

con man/artist

connect the dots

that's how the cookie crumbles

cop out

couch potato

count one's blessings

(not) all it's cracked up to be

cronyism

crash course

cross one's mind

at cross purposes

when it comes to the crunch

culture shock

culture vulture*

cut someone some slack*

D

damn with/by faint praise

dawn on

dawn

that will be the day

DOA

deadpan

debrief

debris

debunk

decent

de facto

defeat one's own purpose

third degree

déjà vu

devil's advocate

different strokes for different folks

dime a dozen

dish the dirt

diss

doctor

doomsayer

drag one's feet

drift

drive

driven

driven to distractio

DUI, DWI

dumb down

Dutch treat / go Dutch

E

go easy on someone/something

eat one's heart out

edge

cutting edge

educated guess

ego-trip

elephant in the room

end justifies the means

get even

go the extra mile

F

fad

fair-weather friend

fait accompli

fall foul of

fathom

to a fault

faux pas

feather one's own nest

make a federal case out of something

feeding frenzy

fend for oneself

to have a field day

Fifth amendment, take the fifth

not give/care a fig

can't fight city hall

figment of one's imagination

go figure

it figures

fire in the belly

catch fire

fish in troubled waters

either fish or cut bait

like a fish out of water

have not the foggiest

living in a fool's paradise

footloose and fancy free

foul play

frame

freak accident

freak out

full of hot air

full of oneself

G

gaffe

gainsay

game

name of the game

a whole new ball game/ game change

garden variety

-gate

gate-crasher

genie out of the bottle

get one's goat

gift of

gild the lily

give me a break

from the word go

goes to show

go for broke

go with the flow

glass ceiling

to treat someone with kid gloves

move the goalposts

gofer

at one go

goody two shoes

goof off

cook one's goose

gotcha

There, but for the Grace of God, go I

against one's grain, against the grain

gravitas

ground

grounds

ground

ground

groupie

grudge match

guru

H

can't hack it

hack

to meet one halfway

hand in glove

hang-up

by happenstance

happy medium

heckle

hell

hell/heck of a

going through hell

all hell broke loose

come hell or high water

herd instinct

hiccup

high-brow

high horse

verb + to the hilt

hit the ground running

hitch a ride

hobby horse

hog

be hoisted by/ with one's own petard

hold water

hold one's own

hold someone's feet to the fire

hook, line, and sinker

holier than thou

(to eat) humble pie

hype

hype up

hyped-up

I

icing on the cake

if you will

Ignorance is bliss

impasse

impromptu

improvise

incognito

incommunicado

indefensible

infra dig

J

Jack of all trades

jaundiced

all that jazz

je ne sais quoi

jihad

don't quit your day job; keep your day job

jock

Joe Six-pack

John Doe

Johnny-come-lately

Johnny-one-note

keep up withthe Joneses

judgmental

go for the jugular

jump the gun

jury is still out

poetic justice

K

for keeps

get a kick out of

kick start

killjoy

in kind

It takes all kinds

kiss of death

knock someone / them dead

kosher

kowtow

kudos

L

a labour of love

ladies' man

laidback

rest on one's laurels

lame excuse

leading light

take a leaf out of someone's book

out of one's league

take French leave

left-handed compliment

Can a leopard change its spots?

level playing field

get a life!

life of the party

life in the fast lane

lionize

pay lip-service

Live and let live

live it up

live down

loaded

at loggerheads

loose cannon

luck out

M

make nice

make one's day

MCP

a poor man's

all manner of

in a manner of speaking

mantra

marvel at

MC

for that matter

max out

meet someone halfway

not to mince words

make mince meat of

MIA 讀作“em-eye-ay”

MO

Monday morning quarterbacking

moonlight

moonshine

over the moon

morph

go through the motions

movers and shakers

moxie

muck-raking

N

nag

call

drop name(s)

give someone/ something a bad name

nanny state

go native

natch

nay

naysayer

nerve

new kid on the block

niche

nickel and dime

noblesse oblige

nom de plume

non-plussed

non-U

nook and cranny

nothing if not

novel

novelty

null and void

have someone's number

crunch numbers

nutshell

O

odd man out

of all people/thing, etc

off colour

off the cuff

off the top of one's head

off the wall

olive branch

101

one-upmanship

option

order of the day

out on a limb

out of the loop

out-and-out

out of sorts

out of the woods

outfox

standing ovation

(go) overboard

(go into)overdrive

overplay one's hand

P

page-turner

on the same page

pain

pain

pained

at

palpable

pal around

pan out

par for the course

party animal

party pooper

Pavlovian

pecking order

take someone down a peg or two

per se

period

perish the thought

perp-walk

pet peeve

pet project

Plain Jane

too much on one's plate

play to the gallery

plug

not touch someone with a 10-foot pole

poles apart

Is the Pope Catholic?

pork

polarize

take no prisoners

pros and cons

proverbial

pull off

pull the plug on

pull one's punch

pull rank on someone

pump iron

pumped up

push the envelope

push one's luck

pushover

pussyfoot

Q

quack

at close quarters

quarter

jump the queue

cut to the quick

quid pro quo

quip

quintessential

quote unquote

R

the three r's

rabble-rouser

all the rage

rain-cheque

rain on one's parade

raison d'etre

raking it in

raw deal

rein in

give free rein

resonate

revert

without rhyme or reason

rich

richly

right stuff

highway robbery

robust

rogue

on a roll

roll in the aisle

roll with the punch

rub someone the wrong way

rub shoulders with

ruffle someone's feathers

run of the mill

running joke

S

sanitize

savvy

savour

say

sayso

sceptic

schmooze

scrape through

scrape the bottom of the barrel

scuffle

second guess

second nature

second opinion

second string

second thought(s)

second wind

sensitize

shoo-in

a shot in the arm

to give one's best shot

shy of

silver bullet

silver lining

born with a silver spoon in one's mouth

SNAFU

skirt the issue

go slumming

smart-aleck

smoking gun

sober up

soft-pedal

soft-touch

and then some

sore point/subject

soul-searching

sound

sound off

sound out

go south

spin a yarn

south paw

square

square off

start from scratch

stake

stakeholder

stomping ground

stonewall

street cred

street-smart

T

take

take issue with someone

take someone to task

take a page from

take a toll on

take it in stride

to have what it takes

tall order

tall story

tar with the same brush

tell me about it

TLC

it comes/goes with the territory

TGIF!

thinking man's

throwaway remark/comment

throwback

Throw the baby out with the bathwater

throw the book at

throw somebody/thing under the bus

be tickled pink

not to give someone the time time of day

tongue-in-cheek

touch-and-go

a touch of

touché

trial balloon

Two's company, three's a crowd

U

ubiquitous

ulterior

take umbrage

umpteen

unbecoming

unbend

unconscionable

under a cloud

under the sun

under one's own steam

unerring

unmitigated disaster

unnerve

unravel

unsavory

untenable

untimely

unvarnished truth

unveil

unwind

unworthy

up the ante

up to scratch

(to bring)up to speed

drive

upstage

V

value judgment

Variety is the spice of life

vegan

veiled threat

vein

with a vengeance

vested interest

vibes

vicious cycle

shrinking violet

Virtue is its own reward

vis-à-vis

visceral

volte face

speak volumes

vote with one's feet

W

wake-up call

walking contradiction

walking dictionary

walking embarrassment

wannabee

warts and all

wash

wash out, wash-out

washed-up

water down

water under the bridge

watering hole

wedge issue

wet blanket

What in the world

whatever

whatnot

wheels coming off

whiz kid

whodunit

whys and wherefores

wimp

wimp out

wing it

wise crack

wise up

wither on the vine

coming out of the woodwork

nasty piece of work

working stiff

workaholic

in the works

working knowledge

work up

the whole works

wow

wriggle room

nothing to write home about

X

X-rated

Y

yuppies

Z

zero in

zilch

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