Christine 發問於 社會及文化語言 · 1 十年前

有什麼關於食物的英文成語?

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    1 十年前
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    關於食物的英文成語

    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

    難對付或打交道的人;難處理的事情;棘手的問題

    He is a very serious person and is a very hard nut to crack.

    as nutty as a fruitcake

    腦袋有毛病;神經不正常;傻呼呼

    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

    大人物:要人;領袖

    He is a big cheese in his company so you should be very nice to him.

    bread and butter

    生計;生活基本必需品

    The voters are worried about bread and butter issues like jobs and taxes.

    bring home the bacon

    維持家計;獲致成功

    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

    左右逢源;雙份收入;同時兩面獲利

    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

    道貌岸然; 表面上一副忠厚老實相

    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

    恩威並濟

    The government took a carrot and stick approach to the people who were illegally protesting against the construction of the dam.

    chew the fat

    閒聊

    We stayed up very late last night chewing the fat about our university days.

    (as) cool as a cucumber

    泰然自若;(遇到麻煩或困難) 極為冷靜

    He is always as cool as a cucumber and never worries about anything.

    (the) cream of the crop

    團體中最優秀的份子;最佳部分;精選部分

    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

    為不可挽回的過失或損失悲傷、懊悔;做無益的悔恨

    Don't cry over spilt milk. The past is past and you can't do anything to change it.

    cut the mustard

    獲致成功;做得比預期的好

    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

    截然不同;很不相像

    Mary and Lily are sisters, but they are as different as chalk and cheese.

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