图说英语词汇 | 9个与测量相关的英语习语

图说英语词汇 | 9个与Measurements(测量)相关的英语习语

Whole Nine Yards
The entire amount; everything; all of something
(在特定情形下)能够想要的;能够拥有的;能够做到的(任何东西)

  • When I was little, my family always had lots of pets - dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, rabbits - the whole nine yards.
    我小时候家里总是有许多宠物:狗、猫、仓鼠、鱼、兔子,应有尽有。
  • The weather was terrible but I wanted to go the whole nine yards and get to the top of the mountain.
    天气糟透了,但我还是想咬咬牙一路登上山顶。

A Cut Above
Slightly better than
比…地位高的人

  • She thinks she's a cut above her neighbours.
    她觉得自己比邻居们高出一等。

A Good Deal
To a large extent, a lot
大量;许多

  • The new law met with a good deal of opposition at the local level.
    新法律在地方上遭到强烈反对。

A Hundred and Ten Percent
More than what seems to be the maximum
努力做超过自己能力的事,即超过自己能力的100%,常在体育运动中用作鼓劲

  • Go out there and give a hundred and ten percent and bring home a win!
    加油,使出百分之一百二的劲,把胜利带回家。

A Stone’s Throw
A very short distance
很短的距离,掷石之遥

  • The apartment is just a stone's throw from the sea.
    小屋离海只有一箭之遥。

A Tall Order
A difficult task
是件困难的事情;是件难以做到的事情

  • Building the bridge in time for the Olympics will be a tall order.
    按时完成那座为奥运会建造的大桥将是一项艰巨的任务。

Along the Lines Of
In general accordance with, in the same general direction as
类似于,与…近似

  • I was thinking of doing a meal along the lines of that dinner I did for Annie and Dave.
    我想做一顿类似那次给安妮和戴夫做的饭菜。

Move the Needle
Have a measurable effect on something
产生显著的影响

  • By holding a trial run, the organizers hoped to move the needle by giving the public a taste — albeit a limited one — of their vision.
    通过这次试运行,组织者期待通过让公众感受他们的设计——尽管规模十分有限——能令情况有所改变。

On the Dot
Exactly; at an expected interval
准时,正点

  • The plane landed at two o'clock on the dot.
    飞机两点钟准时降落。

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