图说英语词汇 | 10个与鱼相关的英语习语

图说英语词汇 | 10个与鱼相关的英语习语

Big fish
An important person
大人物,要人

  • The four men arrested were described as really big fish by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
    美国禁毒署称被捕的4个人都是分量十足的大鱼。

Fish for compliments
Try to manipulate people into praising you
故意要别人说赞扬话

  • Only those who fish for fame and compliments by fair means or foul can do such shameful things. A failed workplace romance can also hurt your career and reputation.
    只有那些不择手段地沽名钓誉的人,才能做出这样不知羞耻的事。一段失败的办公室恋情还会影响到你的工作和声誉。

Fish out of water
A person who is in unfamiliar confusing surroundings
如鱼离水,在陌生环境不得其所

  • I think he thought of himself as a country gentleman and was like a fish out of water in Birmingham.
    我想他认为自己是一名乡绅,在伯明翰就如离水之鱼一般浑身不自在。

You can’t make fish of one and fowl of the other
People must be treated equally
不要厚此薄彼,一碗水端平

  • The children will quickly realize when you begin to make fish of one and fowl of another.
    你一偏心,孩子们会马上意识到的。

(A) different kettle of fish
Not comparable
截然不同;完全两回事

  • Having knowledge is one thing but being able to communicate it to others is a different kettle of fish.
    拥有知识是一回事,但能够传授给别人就完全是另一回事了。

Better fish to fry
More important matters to deal with
有更重要的事情要做

  • He can't spend too much time arguing with you about this matter. He has better fish to fry.
    他不能用太多的时间和你辩论这件事,他另有要事。

Drink like a fish
Drink excessive amount of alcohol
豪饮,饮酒过度

  • I used to drink like a fish and get drunk all the time.
    我以前喝酒很猛,而且每次都喝醉。

Like shooting fish in a barrel
Very easy
瓮中捉鳖,易如反掌,举手之劳

  • For the IRS, finding tax evaders will now be like shooting fish in a barrel.
    对美国国税局来说,发现避税者就会变得如同探囊取物。

Neither fish nor fowl
Of indefinite character and difficult to identify or classify
非驴非马,不伦不类

  • This proposal is neither fish nor fowl. I can't tell what you're proposing.
    这个建议不伦不类,我真说不出你在提些什么。

A fish story
A big lie
十分荒诞,无稽之谈

  • Your story sounds to me just like a fish story.
    你讲的故事在我听来十分荒诞。

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