To be green 不是“被绿了”! 这些有颜色的习语你都知道吗?


带有“颜色”的习语,大家应该都会想到“green hand”是菜鸟、新手的意思。

其实还有许多有意思的和颜色相关的习语可以了解一下,避免出糗!

to be green

稚嫩,描述人不成熟,涉世未深。

He can be rather green sometimes. I don’t think he’s ready to be promoted to a higher position yet.

有的时候,他表现的相当不成熟。我认为他还没有充分做好晋升的准备。

green with envy

描述人充满嫉妒。

When we were children, my older brother always used to get green with envy if my dad bought something for me and not for him.

小时候,如果爸爸只给我带东西,那么哥哥便十分妒忌。

give/get someone the green light

某人获得批准或给出承诺。

We have been given the green the light by the Marketing Executive to go ahead with the new advertising campaign.

我们已获得市场部经理的批准,开展新的广告宣传活动。

green thumb/green finger

园艺高手。

This garden used to look so beautiful when my mum lived here. She definitely had a green thumb. I wish I did too!

母亲在世时,这座花园美不胜收。她绝对称得上园艺高手。我要是像她一样就好了!

a grey area

某事缺乏准确的界定,对该问题的“是非”讨论仍在继续。

Some of the current rules surrounding bedroom tax in the UK seem to be in a grey area, as many residents disagree with its determining factors.

目前,英国一些卧室税的现行规定看上去缺乏准确性,许多市民表示不满。

a golden opportunity

绝佳机会。

Think carefully about what you’re going to do, this is a golden opportunity, and you don’t want to mess it up!

仔细想想接下来怎么做,这是个绝佳的好机会,可别搞砸了。

a golden handshake

一份丰厚的离职金。

The company Chairman received a huge golden handshake when he retired.

公司主席退休时收到了一大笔离职金。

golden boy

有成就的年轻男人,特别是运动方面。

By many of his fans, Wayne Rooney was seen as the golden boy of his football team.

在粉丝眼中,韦恩·鲁尼就是球队的金童。

tickled pink

眉开眼笑。

Anna was tickled pink that her fiancéhad made such an effort for her birthday.

见到未婚夫在她生日会上费了不少心思,安娜感到十分幸福。

see pink elephants

烂醉如泥。

Anyone who hears his story thinks he sees pink elephants. It’s just such a far-fetched story, and very hard to believe.

任何人听到他这套说辞,都会觉得他喝醉了。这个说法太牵强了,很难令人相信。

in the pink of something

表示身体状况良好。

My grandmother looked ever so well when I saw her, she was in the pink of condition.

祖母得到了很好的照顾,看上去身体不错。

pink slip

解雇通知书。

They gave me my pink slip last week, so I’ve got to find a new job now.

上周,我接到了解雇通知书,现在不得不找份新工作了。

转载自:留学帝



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