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| 第七篇 金钱，爱情，婚姻，家庭 |
1. 跟别人要钱 mooch off someone
I feel sick of those who mooch off others.
2. 钱挣海了 coin money
Lao Zhang is coining money these few years. Who can ever expect he would be able to make bundles like this!
3. 钱多得花不完 have money to burn
Lao Li has money to burn. Otherwise, how could he splash his money about like anything?
5. 钱能生钱 money begets money
Money begets money. Without money in hand, how can you make bundles?
6. 没钱 be broke
I don’t want to eat out today. I’m broke.
7. 钱来之不易 money doesn’t grow on trees
You should not splash your money about like this. Money doesn’t grow on trees.
9. 敲竹杠 a clip joint
That shop is plain a clip joint!
10. 生活很富裕be well fixed
Since China opened to the outside world, some farmers have become entrepreneurs and many are well-fixed, living a much more comfortable life.
11. 吃了上顿没下顿 not know where the next meal comes
In spite the fact that many have now become well-fixed, some people still remain in a state that they do not know where the next meal comes.
12. 发财 rake it in
He made bundles in Hai Nan. He was unexpectedly raking it in.
13. 太宰人了 cost an arm and a leg
Eating in this restaurant will cost you an arm and a leg. You’ ll have to pay tens of yuan for even a soup of cabbage and beancurd
14. 跟别人比阔 keep up with the Joneses
I’m not your sort who like to keep up with the Joneses.
15. 养家糊口bring home the bacon
Some one has to bring home the bacon in the family.
16. 与……私通 have an illicit love affair with
The judge is said to have an illicit love affair with a film star.
17. 婚外恋 a double life
People around here all feel that he’s leading a double life.
18. 深深爱上be head over heels in love with
I hear Xiao Li is head over heels in love with an old man who is 30 years older than her. Love is really a mystery.
19. 与门第比自己低的人结婚marry with the left hand
The son of the Emperor gave up his stewardship as King and married with the left hand. He’s now on their honeymoon abroad.
20. 嫁妆marriage portion
On the point of their divorce, she demanded on his returning to her all the lot she has brought as her marriage portion.
21. 外快side money
Lao Zhang has made a huge sum of side money in the past few years.
20．买得便宜 buy something on the cheap
He bought that car on the cheap.
21.输得精光be taken to the cleaners
The guys ganged up on him and they took him to the cleaners.
22.调情 make a pass at someone
When I found that a stranger began to make a pass at me, I gave him a stern look and left.
He gets about 300 yuan a month .How could he possibly balance his family’s outgoings with such a small income?
24.重要约会a heavy date
She says she is having a heavy date tonight, so she won’t come.
25.向……求婚pop the question to
When he popped the question to me he said that I was the only one he would love but now, the story is quite different.
26.把……给甩了give somebody the air
She had as supposed given him the air at last.
27.怀孕了 be heavy with child
How could you have the heart to let a woman heavy with child to do such a rough job?
28.生在富贵人家born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth
Generally speaking, very few of those who were born with a silver spoon in their mouths will make the mark.
29.开价 make a price
I’ve seen your car and now you can make a price.
30.卖个好价钱 fetch a good price
His car is certain to fetch a good price at the auction.
It’s plain an eye-sore seeing those youngsters playing kissy-poo in the park.
32.正经人家 a respectable family
She’s a respectable girl. I don’t think she could have done this.
33.勾引别人的女朋友beat somebody’s time with someone
It is said that he often beats other people’s time with their girlfriends.
34.零花钱 pocket money
I do not favour the idea of giving children a lot of pocket money.
35.向某人作媚眼 make eyes at
From the way she is making eyes at the boss you’ll certainly know what sort of person she is .
36.一见钟情 take a shine to someone
She took shine to him on their blind date.
37.家丑 a skeleton in the closet
Many families have a skeleton in the closet.
38. 婚姻破裂 marriage on the rocks
It’s said that their marriage is on the rocks.
39．旧情人an old flame
The one you were dinning with last night must be your old flame.
We spent nearly30, 000 yuan op sprucing up the house.
41.生活优裕 live high off the hog
In recent years, those who even haven’t had primary school education have begun living high off the hog.
42.钱能毁了挣钱的人 money can unmake its makers
It’s true that “money makes the mare go, “and it’s equally true that “Money sometimes unmakes its makers.”
43.有家室的人 a man of family
He’s a man of family. How can you have such a half-baked idea of marrying him?
44.好汉无好妻 marriage goes by contrasts
Xiao Chen got married with her? Marriage really goes by contrasts.
45.钱花得值 get one’s money’s worth
Although you’ll have to spend a large sum on send
45.钱花得值 get one’s money’s worth
Although you’ll have to spend a large sum on sending the kid to school, you still get your money’s worth.
46.没有儿女拖累 without encumbrance
She is a lady without encumbrance.
1． 崭新的 brand new.
He bought a brand new car.
2． 太便宜了 be dirt cheap
You bought this watch only for 30 dollars? It’s dirt cheap.
3.费事儿 take a lot of doing
It takes a lot of doing to cook a fish. I wouldn’t like to spend a lot of time washing, salting, stewing and whatnots for the cooking of it.
4.知道底细 have someone’s number
No big talk with me, I have your number.
5.精品 the choicest goods
This shop sells a wide range of watches, all of which are the choicest.
6. 了解一下情况 get the lay of the land
The manager said that he would like us to go to Hai Nan and get the lay of the land there before deciding on the investment.
7.掌上明珠 the apple of someone’s eye
Ling Ling is the apple of her grandpa’s eye.
8.让人恶心turn one’s stomach / make one sick
Listening to her and seeing the way of her talking with men really turns my stomach.
9. 惹麻烦了 be in a jam
Xiao Zhang’s in a jam now. He was copped out again by the police yesterday.
10．关系很好 be on good terms with
It’s said that Lao Zhang is on very good terms with the minister.
11.甜头儿 sugar plum
She wouldn’t do that if she hadn’t got sort of sugar plum.
12.什么都敢赌 can bet one’s bottom dollar
I can bet my bottom dollar that she won’t marry him for anything.
13.美中不足a fly in the ointment
I like the house, but there’s a fly in the ointment: I have to commute so far to work.
14．蹩脚货/次品 a lemon
Not until several days later did he find the car he bought was a lemon.
15.小道消息 through the grapevine
Don’t believe anything through the grapevine. There are more and more gossipers.
16.其丑无比 have a face that would stop a clock
You can hardly imagine that a handsome man like Li Tong would get married with a girl like Sun Li who has a face that would stop the clock.
17.体型匀称 be well-proportioned
Lack, with a body well-proportioned, about the middling, a pair of intense big eyes, has become the target of many pretty girls.
18. 做得太过火了 overplay one’s hand
You must have overplayed your hand or she wouldn’t have taken off her gloves to you like that!
19.正中下怀 play into someone’s hands
Your agreeing to take the business trip in another city well played into the hands of the boss. As for the reason, you put it in the pipe and smoke it.
20/轻松的工作 a cushy job
He hope to take a cushy job but at the same time, worries about pay he gets from such a job.
21.多的不得了 a jillion
Never allow your husband to take a trip to that city. There are a jillion streetwalkers there.
22.争论的原因 a bone of contention
I think the inequality in splitting the profits is their real bone of contention.
23.仍在……着 be still on
It’s already 12:00 o’clock midnight, yet, the light in his office is still on.
24.有点生疏 go a bit rusty
Can you speak French? I learned it, but I haven’t used it for a long time so it has got a bit rusty.
25.喝多了 have one too many
He must seem to have had one too many. You’d better walk him home.
26.事情的真相 what’s what
Give me a buzz and tell me as soon as you’ve got the what’s what.
27.真惨 a bad scene
This exam was really the bad scene! I miss all the ten questions but two.
28.不能再……了can’t be adjective+er
这个价格不能再低了 The price can’t be any lower.
29.彻头彻尾的 out and out
He’s an out and out armchair revolutionary.
30.打扮得特别漂亮be dressed to the nines
Every time she went to a dance, she would always be dressed up to the nines.
What he promised us is but a lip-service.
32.害人反害己 harm set, harm get
the bitter fruit he has got can be a very good example of what we call “Harm set, harm get.”
33.到底 on earth
你到底想怎么着？ What on earth do you want ?
34.活见鬼 The Deuce!
The Deuce! How could he possibly know what business we are doing without telling him?
35.你好好琢磨琢磨吧 Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Why should he be so generous to you like that? Put it in your pipe and smoke it.
我说了，那有怎样？ I said it .So what?
37.完蛋了 the jig is up.
The jig is up this time. The police found marijuana in his briefcase.
38.添油加醋 spice up
I didn’t spice up. All I said is true.
39.要命的东西 the kiss of death
Never offend him. That’ll be the kiss of death.
40.逼真 true to life
他的那张画画的真逼真。 This painting of his is true to life.
41．睡得像死猪一样 sleep like a log
The workers were all sleeping like a log, even without knowing when the boss gad arrived.
42.仅次于 be next only to
Talking about the size of population, India is next only to China.
43.幸亏 thank God
Thank God the police had arrived or he might be killed by the gang.
44.喧宾夺主 steal the show
I wouldn’t like to steal the show before these leading personnels.
45.你这样做人家会怎么说那？ What will Mrs. Grundy say?
You said that you would go to make money the way as they do. But if you have done the same, what will Mrs. Grundy say?
46.使……逊色 put …in the shade
She would put everyone else in the shade at whatever party she appears.
Talk about a beautiful woman!
48.今后的麻烦 the devil to pay
You can certainly get the money back. But when coming to think of the devil to pay, I advise you to give it up.
49.实在该……了 it’s high time …did…
It’s high time you thought about getting married.
50. 无风不起浪 Where there’s smoke there’s fire.
She must have done that sort of thing. Where there’s smoke there’s fire.
51.沉重的包袱 a millstone around one’s neck
He’s been thinking of furthering his studies abroad but, his aged mother, his wife and the children all become a millstone around his neck.
52.理亏 be in the wrong
He admitted he was in the wrong and had already expressed his apology. But why should you still come down on him like a ton of bricks?
53.除非太阳打西边出来 till gigs can fly
Want me to marry a person of his sort? Till pigs can fly.
54.宽容大度 turn the other cheek
When you know that someone spoke evil of you behind your back, it would be very difficult to turn the other cheek to him.
55.赞扬某人sing someone’s praises.
Why should you always sing that guy’s praises? I don’t think he deserves all your praise.
56.接受某人的观点take someone’s point
I took your point , but it doesn’t mean I totally agree with you.
57.恰到好处 fit like a glove
Your criticism of him fitted just like a glove. If you had have made it a bit hotter, he could not have possibly accepted them.
58.完美无缺 nothing left to desire
He had nothing left to desire in life.
Even after becoming a minister, he still keeps his common touch with people.
60.听天由命 resign to fate
He failed all his attempts and now he has to resign to his fate.
61.有失身份beneath one’s dignity
I would be beneath your dignity if you’d follow suit and do the same.
62.错过他人 bark up the wrong tree
I may have been barking up the wrong tree, but she does go our a lot with a man.
63.跃跃欲试be itching for a chance to do…
Why don’t you give him a chance? He’s itching for a chance for show you his abilities.
64.胸怀大志 hitch one’s wagon to a star
It’s great to hitch your wagon to a star, but that alone is not enough.
65.留一条退路 hedge one’s bets
In order to hedge his bets he didn’t tell the other party all of his plan.
66.不公平的待遇 a raw deal
I can’t understand why she got a raw deal and could not be up in arms.