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英文成语典故

(2009-12-16 22:24:07)
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以女性为主题的成语

1.girl Friday 忠实可靠(不可或缺)的女助理

例句:This is Mary ,my girl Friday.My office couldn't functhion without her.这位是我的女助理玛丽。我的办公室没有她就无法运作。

John started as a mere floor sweeper,but within ten years he had risen to the position of man Friday to the president.约瀚起初只是个洗刷地板的工人,但在十年内他爬上了总裁助理的位子。

2.a girl of the town 镇上女郎

In a certain area of Taipei you could easily find girls of the town,while in Washington you could spot streetwalkers even in streets not far from the White House.

台北的某一个地区,你很容易发现“镇上女郎”,在美国华盛顿离白宫不远的街上,你也可以看见“阻街女郎”。

以男性为主题的成语

1.a greenhorn 不懂事的小伙子

Paul is very much a man of the world

保罗是个很懂世故的人。

Compera with him,you are an utter greenhorn

跟他相比之下,你简直什么事都不懂。

2.the man in the street 一般市民

After the election,the man in the street will have no choice but to trust the elected politicians to look after his interests.选举之后,一般民众没有别的选择,只能委托他们选出的政客来看顾自身的利益。

The lawmakers are so well paid that nowadays even a straw man would like to think of having a try in the election.因为立法者的待遇太好了,连草包都想出来竞选。

3.a man among men 男子汉大丈夫

Edward enjoys a great poularity among those ladies because they all regard him as a man among men.爱德华在那些女士当中很吃香,因为她们都认为他是个男人中的男人。

Being a man’s man made David quiter popular among his friends.打卫的男子气概使他在朋友当中很得人缘。

4.to make a man out of someone 把某人锻炼成男子汉

Military service will make a man out of you.

服兵役会把你锻炼成一个男子汉。

Bruce decided to make an honest woman of Helen as soon as she got pregnant.海伦一怀孕,布鲁斯就决定跟她结婚。

5.man to man 开诚布公

Man to man,I think you should admit your mistakes.坦白说,我认为你应该承认自己的错误。

If we don't agree to talk man to man,the whold meeting will have been wasted.如果我们彼此不能开诚布公地谈,整个会议就都白白浪费了。

6.The next man 任何一个人

I am as glad as the next man to get something free.我跟任何人一样,都很乐意接受免费的东西。

I am as patriotic as the next man 我和任何一个人都一样爱国。

7.the old man 老爸,主管

It’s nice to treat the old man to something different for dinner when he gets home after a long day.老爸上了一整天的班回来,晚餐该让他吃点不一样的东西。

We waited for 30 minutes outside his office until the old man had time to see us.我们在主管的办公室外面等了半个钟头才见到他。

8.every man for himself 各自逃命

At a time of a great natural calamity like a great earthquake people just act according to their instincts and it’s every man for himself.像大地震那样的大天灾发生时,人们只有凭本能各自照顾自己逃命了。

9.as one man 全体一起

The member of the basketball team came forward as one man to welcome their new coach.全体篮球队员一起走到前面来迎接他们的新教练。

All the people got up as one man to show their respect 全场的人都一起站起来表示尊敬。

10.To be one’s own man 自己做主

Clearly Neil relishes the freedom,the life,the business of being his own man.很明显的,尼尔很喜欢这种自己做主的自由,生活和事业。

His expression_r hardened at the thought of working for somebody else,of on longer being his own master.想到再也不能自己当老板而要去替别人工作时,他的表情僵了。

 

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