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1、break new ground 创新、突破的意思

His architectural design broke new ground in the field. (他的建筑设计是这个领域里的创新。)

例:As Google continues to break new ground at a tremendous rate, perhaps the button will give some impact on the Nostalgic.谷歌一直都在以惊人的速度创新,但是移除这个按钮可能会对一些怀旧的人产生影响。

2、do the trick 做成功;达到理想的结果

——I’ve been trying to get the furnace started, but I can’t find the right switch. (我尽力想让炉子燃起来,可不知道该按哪个键。)

——Here, I believe this one in the back will do the trick. (这里,我相信后面按这个键,可以让炉子燃起来。)

例:If your friends are too busy to meet for lunch, a short phone call can do the trick要是你的朋友太忙而无法一起吃午饭,一个简短的电话也能起到很好的效果。

3、drag one's feet 行动缓慢;磨磨蹭蹭不情愿

——How’s Bob coming along on his dissertation proposal? (Bob的论文计划进展地怎么样了?)

——He’s really been dragging his feet. (他很磨蹭的。)

例如:一个百货公司的雇员正在罢工,要求增加工资。这个公司的经理说:

The union is dragging its feet on agreeing to a settlement. They think the company is getting desperate to get people back to work because Christmas is coming and that's our busiest time of year.工会拖拖拉拉地不肯就解决方案达成协议。他们认为,公司一定会迫不及待地要雇员回去工作,因为圣诞节快来了,这是我们一年最忙的时候。

4、draw the line 拒绝,拒不容忍

——Paul expects me to clean the room every week.(Paul想让我每周打扫房间。)

——That’s where I draw the line.(可是我绝对不会答应的。)

例如:Where do you draw the line between open discussion of project expectations, including the failure or perceived failure of initial project goals, and potentially disastrous opinion-making?

项目预期的开放讨论的界线如何确定呢(包括最初项目目标的失败或感受到的失败和潜在的灾难性观点)?

5、feel down in the dumps 心情不好;情绪低落

——Kate was really feeling down in the dumps about her latest chemistry assignment.

(Kate为最近的化学作业成绩感到很沮丧。)

I burned midnight oil yesterday. So I feel down in the dumps today.

我昨天晚上熬夜了。今天我打不起精神。

例如:If they do feel down in the dumps though, they are also more likely to turn to a general practitioner rather than family for help.如果他们确实感到抑郁,他们也更倾向于向普通科医师而不是家人求助。

6、few and far between 不多;少而分散的;不常碰到或发现的;稀少的

——Steve is really a terrific guy. (Steve真是不简单。)

——He sure is. Ones like him are few and far between. (当然。像他那样的人可不多见。)

例如:If you wait for inspiration to slap you in the face, your work sessions will be few and far between.

如果你等着灵感在你的脸上扇一巴掌,你的工作进展将稀少而漫长。

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