图说英语词汇 | 9个与Numbers(数字)相关的英语习语

图说英语词汇 | 9个与Numbers(数字)相关的英语习语

By the book
To follow instructions exactly
照规矩办事

  • This is a private deal - we don't have to do everything by the book.
    这是笔私下的交易——我们没必要办什么事都循规蹈矩。

A million and one
Very many
非常多的,许许多多的,极多的

  • I can't talk right now - I have a million and one things to do this morning.
    我现在不能闲聊——今天上午我有一大堆的事情要做。

Take Five
To take one brief (about five minutes) rest period
稍事休息,放松一下(一般五分钟左右)

  • After study for such a long time, let's take five.
    学习了这么长时间,让我们休息五分钟吧。

At the eleventh hour
It happens when it is almost too late
最后一刻,最后时刻

  • We only received the signatures at the eleventh hour.
    我们在最后一刻才收到签字。

Zero in on
Focus closely on something; take aim at something
把注意力全部集中于

  • We must decide on our target market, then zero in on it.
    我们必须确定目标市场,然后将其锁定。

Be in seventh heaven
Extremely happy
极为快乐

  • Since they got married, they've been in seventh heaven.
    他们结婚后极其幸福。

Six feet under
Dead and buried
入土,死去

  • There's no point worrying about it - we'll both be six feet under by then.
    不用为此担心——到时候我们俩都已入土了。

Nine-to-five job
A routine job in an office that involves standard office hours
(早九点到晚五点的)正常办公时间的工作;朝九晚五的工作

  • I thought, naively, that this would be a nine-to-five job.
    我天真地以为这是份朝九晚五的工作。

On cloud nine
Very happy
高兴极了;异常兴奋;乐不可支

  • "Was Helen pleased about getting that job?" "Pleased? She was on cloud nine!"
    “海伦得到那份工作高兴吗?”“岂止是高兴?她简直飘飘然了!”

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