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cut to the chase 抄捷径去追猎物(不绕圈子,开门见山,单刀直入)
daily grind 例行苦事,每天得干的苦工
days are numbered 来日无多
dead center 正当中
dead-end street 死路,死巷子
domino effect 骨牌效应
down to the wire 最后关头
down under 南边(常指面半球的澳洲)
downhill from here 从此都是下坡路(自此每况愈下)
drop the ball 掉了球(失职)
empty nest 空巢(儿女长大离家)
get hitched 拴起来(结婚)
get off on the wrong foot 起步便错(第一印象不佳)
get the ball rolling 让球滚起来(动起手来)
goose bumps 鸡皮疙瘩
hit the road 上路
hold your horses 勒住你的马(慢来)
hang somebody out to dry 把……晾起来了(把……坑苦了)
in one''s back pocket 在某人裤子后口袋里(是某人的囊中之物)
in the dark 在黑暗中(茫然,什么也不知道)
in the spotlight 站在聚光灯圈里(出风头)
it''s Greek to me 希腊文(天书)
joined at the hip 连体婴(死党,从不分开的两个人)
jump the gun 枪未响先偷跑(抢先)
kick the bucket 踢水桶(翘辫子)
kill two birds with one stone一 箭双雕,一举两得
last straw 最后一根稻草
left a bitter taste in one''s mouth 留下满嘴苦味(留下不愉快的回忆)
light a fire under your butt 在屁股下点一把火(促其行动)
light at the end of the tunnel 隧道末端的光(一线希望)
like shooting fish in a barrel 桶里射鱼(瓮中捉鳖)
ling winded 长舌,碎嘴
Monday morning quarterback 星期一早晨的四分卫(马后炮)
my old man 我的老头(我父亲)
out of the pan and into the fire 跳出锅里,掉进火里(每况愈下)
plenty of other fish in the sea 海里的鱼多得很(天涯何处无芳草)
poker face 扑克面孔(喜怒不形于色)
pop the question 提出大问题(求婚)
pot calling the kettle black 锅嫌壶黑(五十步笑百步)
punch your lights out 揍得你两眼发黑
put all of one''s eggs in one basket 鸡蛋都放在一个篮子里(孤注一掷)
put one''s foot in one''s mouth 把脚丫放进嘴里(说错话了)
rob the cradle 劫摇篮(老牛吃嫩草)
skate on thin ice 在薄冰上滑冰(如履薄冰,身历险境)
skeleton in one''s closet 壁橱里的骷髅(不可告人的事)
skin and bones 皮包骨
sleep on it 睡在上面(考虑一晚上)
small talk 寒喧,闲聊
smooth sailing 一帆风顺
stab in the back 背后插刀(遭人暗算)
stallion 千里驹(貌美体健的男人)
stud 种马(貌美体健的男人)
swing for the fence 打全垒打
take a hike 走路(滚蛋)
until you are blue in the face 干到脸发青(也是白干)
unwind 放松发条(轻松下来)
up for grabs 大家有份
up in the air 挂在空中(悬而未决)
when hell freezes over 地狱结冰(绝不可能的事)
weed out 除去杂草(淘汰)
well rounded全 能,全才
when pigs fly 猪飞的时候(绝不可能)
not lift a finger 连手指都不动一动(袖手旁观)
wrapped around his/her little finger 化为绕指柔(玩弄于股掌之间)


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