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美味的成語

illustration/ Missquai 成語釋義參考:牛津高階英漢雙解字典、Oxford Dictionary of Idioms


作家用文字紀錄人間滋味,食物同樣豐富了語言本身。《ReadIt悅閱》編輯室揀選了以下八個與食物有關的英文成語,單看插圖,你能猜得出多少個的意思?

 

Full of beans
Lively; in high spirits
精力旺盛

A big cheese
An important and influential person
要人;大亨
Ginger up
To make somebody/ something more active or exciting
使某人(某事物)有活力、活躍或有生氣

Apple-pie order
Very neatly arranged
井然有序
Cool as a cucumber
Perfectly cool or self possessed
從容不迫的;泰然自若的

Bring home the bacon
To be successful at something; to earn money for your family to live on
成功;掙到養家糊口的錢
Go banana
Become extremely angry or excited; go mad
發瘋;發怒;傻里傻氣

Take something with a pinch of salt
To be careful about believing that something is completely true
認為某事物不大可能屬實;對某事物半信半疑

 


 

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