- MayLv 71 十年前最愛解答
a bad egg
壞蛋 (a bad person, bum)
That man is a bad egg so you should try and avoid him if you can.
a hard/tough nut to crack
He is a very serious person and is a very hard nut to crack.
as nutty as a fruitcake
He is a very nice man but he acts strange sometimes and I often think that he is as nutty as a fruitcake.
a/the big cheese
He is a big cheese in his company so you should be very nice to him.
bread and butter
The voters are worried about bread and butter issues like jobs and taxes.
bring home the bacon
Recently he has been working very hard trying to bring home the bacon. He has no time to do anything else.
butter both sides of one's bread
He's buttering both sides of his bread - he works for us during the day and has a job with another company during the evening.
butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth
She always looks as if butter wouldn't melt in her mouth. (這成語通常用在 "look as if" 之後)
carrot and stick
The government took a carrot and stick approach to the people who were illegally protesting against the construction of the dam.
chew the fat
We stayed up very late last night chewing the fat about our university days.
(as) cool as a cucumber
He is always as cool as a cucumber and never worries about anything.
(the) cream of the crop
The company is well-known as a good place to work and is always able to hire the cream of the crop of university graduates.
cry over spilt milk
Don't cry over spilt milk. The past is past and you can't do anything to change it.
cut the mustard
He wasn't able to cut the mustard so he had to leave the army after only one year.
(as) different as chalk and/from cheese
Mary and Lily are sisters, but they are as different as chalk and cheese.