图说英语词汇 | 9个与母亲相关的英语习语

图说英语词汇 | 9个与Mother(母亲)相关的英语习语

A face only a mother could love
A very ugly face
长得非常丑,一张只有母亲能爱的脸

  • Quasimodo is born with a hunched back and a face that only a mother could love.
    卡西莫多天生就是驼背,还有一张非常丑的脸。

A tiger mother
A strict and demanding mother
虎妈(非常严格的母亲,要求孩子取得极高的成就)

  • A tiger mother can order her kids to get perfect grades.
    虎妈会命令小孩要达到完美的成绩。

Expectant mother
A pregnant woman
孕妇

  • An expectant mother with a first baby should avoid such a strain.
    一个即将做母亲的初产妇,应该避免这样的劳累。

Everyone and his mother
Used to express a large number or a majority of people
大量或大多数人

  • Why bother trying to compete for world firsts if the leading guild has to twiddle their thumbs waiting for the next stage to be open, watching everyone and his mother catch up.
    世界第一的公会,为什么要自寻烦恼,停下来玩弄着大拇指等待进入所谓的“下一阶段”,看着其他人慢吞吞地走上来?

Mother house
The principle house in a religious order
宗教派别的总部

  • Your room is already prepared for you in the Mother House , and we expect these instructions to be obeyed.
    你在总部的房间已经布置妥当,我们希望你遵守这些指令。

Mother nature
The force that controls the natural world
大自然(尤指被看作影响人类的力量)

  • I guess Mother Nature has taught you a lesson today.
    我想大自然今天给了你一次教训。

Mother’s milk
Something necessary and important
被认为是绝对必要的事物

  • The bottom line is work and that is mother's milk to any performer.
    最重要的是工作,这是任何表演者最必要的事。

To keep mum
To keep quiet about something
保持沉默,闭口不谈

  • At a service desk, the agent is expected to keep mum about her problems and to show a reasonable interest in yours.
    在服务台前,人们总是希望服务员对她自己的问题绝口不提,而是充分关注你的问题。

The mother of all
A large collection of a particular type of thing
…最极端的例子

  • We got caught in the mother of all storms.
    我们遇到了最强的暴风雨。

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