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口语酷吧——Idiom Talk Show
作者:白薇 文章来源:(总第31期)
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1. a hen-pecked husband 妻管严;怕老婆的男人

情景对话:

A: Aunt is scolding uncle again.

B: Don't worry. Your uncle won't utter a word back.

A: I didn't know my uncle is a hen-pecked husband.

B: He isn't. He just thinks it's not necessary to quarrel with women.

2. big shot 要人

情景对话:

A: Do you know Mr Smith?

B: No, but I know of him. He's a big shot in the local politics.

A: I'm told he's only a yes-man.

B: Yes, I hate that. At present, what we want is a strong, independent leader, not a bunch of yes-men.

3. a gay dog 快活的人

情景对话:

A: It's strange they should get along so well!

B: That's nothing unusual.

A: You don't know much about the couple. One likes to be alone, but the other is a bit of a gay dog.

4. a hard nut 冥顽不化的人

情景对话:

A: Bob refused all his classmate's invitations.

B: I really couldn't understand him.

A: He's surely a hard nut, no body likes approaching him.

B: We'd better also leave him alone.

5. mark time 原地踏步;停顿

情景对话:

  A:Why did we stop?

  B:No, we didn't really stop. We just marked time.

  A:Marked time?

 B:Yeah, we have to pause until we get approval.

6. a storm in a teacup 风波;大惊小怪;小题大做

情景对话:

 A: The husband can't understand why his wife got angry so easily.

 B: He's too careless maybe.

 A: No, it's not that. Actually it's a storm in a teacup. I think it's the women who is to blame.

B: Anyway the man has to consider his wife's feelings.
 
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