图说英语词汇 | 10个与鸟相关的英语习语

图说英语词汇 | 10个与鸟相关的英语习语

A home bird
Somebody who prefers to spend his social and free time at home
恋家的人,喜欢呆在家里的人

  • I'm a home bird. I'm not one for a big social whirl.
    我喜欢呆在家里,不喜欢忙于社交应酬。

Swan song
A final appearance
最后的作品,告别演出

  • This weekend's game was his swan song as the team's captain.
    这个周末的比赛是他担任队长的最后一场比赛。

Bird’s eye view
A view from above; a broad perspective on something
俯视,鸟瞰

  • Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower if you want a bird's eye view of Paris.
    如果你想俯瞰巴黎,就爬到艾菲尔铁塔顶上去。

Kill two birds with one stone
Act in such a way as to produce two desirable effects
一石二鸟,一举两得

  • I killed two birds with one stone and picked the kids up on the way to the supermarket.
    我在去超市的路上顺便接了孩子,一举两得。

Fox in the henhouse
Someone who causes trouble
鸡舍里的狐狸,指制造麻烦的人

  • I'd watch out for him if I were you—he walks around here like a fox in the henhouse.
    如果我是你,我会小心提防他——他像鸡舍里的狐狸一样在这里走来走去,准没好事。

A little bird told me
I don’t wish to divulge where I got the information
无可奉告,用于表示说话者不愿透露向其提供消息者为何人

  • “How did you know he was leaving?” “Oh, let’s just say a little bird told me.”
    “你怎么知道他要走了?”“噢,反正我知道。”

Flew the coop
Left, escaped
逃跑了,越狱了

  • His partner flew the coop with all the money.
    他的合伙人卷款逃走了。

Eagle-eyed
Having sharp vision
有眼力的;目光锐利的

  • Three marijuana plants were found by eagle-eyed police officers.
    目光锐利的警官们发现了三株大麻。

Sick as a parrot
Very disappointed
非常失望,非常扫兴

  • He was sick as a parrot when his team lost the match.
    他的球队输掉比赛后,他非常失望。

To have butterflies in your stomach
To be nervous
(通常指对将要做的事)感到非常紧张,觉得很心慌

  • I had terrible butterflies in my stomach before I gave that talk in Venice.
    我那次在威尼斯讲话前感到异常紧张。
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