图说英语词汇 | 9个与Plants(植物)相关的英语习语

图说英语词汇 | 9个与Plants(植物)相关的英语习语

Bed of Roses
A comfortable situation
安乐窝;称心如意的处境

  • We all knew that life was unlikely to be a bed of roses back in England.
    我们都知道回到英格兰以后的生活不太可能幸福完美。

Can’t See the Forest for the Trees
Is unable to maintain a wider perspective
只见树木不见森林

  • She can't make a decision about the project because she can't see the wood for the trees.
    对于这个计划她决定不下来,因为她见树不见林。

Doesn’t Amount to a Hill of Beans
Is unimportant, is negligible
不重要,可以忽略不计

  • Even if you bank with someone for 25 years, that still doesn't amount to a hill of beans.
    即使你跟银行来往个25年,你们的交情还不如一个屁。

In Clover
Benefiting from a positive financial situation
生活安逸舒适,养尊处优

  • With the income from the family estate, she's in clover.
    靠家里的地产收入,她过得很安逸。

Knock on Wood
Let’s hope I have good luck or continue to have good luck
老天保佑

  • The deal will be agreed on Wednesday, knock on wood.
    这笔交易将在星期三达成,老天保佑。

Put Down Roots
Establish oneself in a place; settle
(在新的地方)定居开始新的生活

  • When they got to Montana, they put down roots and built a life.
    到了蒙大拿后,他们便在那里扎根并过上了新生活。

Too Many to Shake A Stick At
A large number
大量

  • Two years ago we had the field to ourselves with this project. Now there are too many competitors to shake a stick at.
    两年前,我们在这个项目中占有一席之地。现在竞争对手太多了。

Go Out on a Limb
Assert something that may not be true
说出缺乏证据或不一定正确的事情

  • I will go out on a limb here, and predict that most of these situations will not involve any embezzlement by management.
    在这里,我要冒险推测一下,这些舞弊中的大部分并不包含管理层侵占公司现金。

(To Be) Out of One’s Gourd
Crazy, irrational
精神错乱,发疯(Gourd本意葫芦)

  • Join the marines? You must be out of your gourd.
    参加海军陆战队?你一定是疯了。

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