22_Touth and experience IV

Tantrum

Assumption/ give an assumption/challenge assumption

Palaver unnecessary trouble/  What a palaver it is.

Outskirt

He has a farm on the outskirts of town. 他在市郊有一個農場。

Dodge /dɑdʒ/, to avoid

He ran across the road, dodging the traffic. 他躲開來往的車輛跑過馬路。

He dodged his military service. 他弄虛作假逃避了服兵役。 VN

She tried to dodge paying her taxes. 她想方設法逃稅。

Excruciating, It’s excruciating for a woman to give birth.

To botch up

Full-brown

To botch sth up

He completely botched up the interview. 他面試表現得糟透了。

The work they did on the house was a botched job. 他們整修房子做得一塌糊塗。

 

Goddamn(該死)

Collect sticker

A chip/ crack in a bowel

Crashed ice

Meaningless speech, He’s just going through the motions,

 

Full-length mirroe

Fitter裝配工/ carpenter木匠

 

fire drill消防演習

 

@ What about on your mom’ side?

@ To drift off 迷迷糊糊 talk and forget

@ what a shame.    感到遺憾

@ Mind you. 聽著,

I’ve heard they’re getting divorced. Mind you, I’m not surprisedthey were always arguing. 聽說他們要離婚了。告訴你吧,我並不感到意外,因為他們總是爭吵。

@ reminisce /ˈrɛmə’nɪs/ = recollect

We spent a happy evening reminiscing about the past. 我們一晚上回憶往事,感到很愉快。

@ bug /to annoy or irritate somebody 使煩惱;使惱怒 informal VN

Stop bugging me! 別煩我了!

It’s something that’s been bugging me a lot recently. 那事使我最近一直大傷腦筋。

@ be with it. Modern

@ be sprightly adj

especially of older people 尤指年長者 full of life and energy 精力充沛的;精神矍鑠的 adjective

a sprightly 80-year-old 精神矍鑠的 80 歲老人

@ to get around各處走動  on one own

@ life expectancy for men is continuing to rise

@ this contrasts with A and B respectively at…

@ centenary = the 100th anniversary of an event 100 週年紀念

@ comprehensive care for the elderly

@ pensioner領養老金(或退休金、撫恤金)者

@ demographic [ˌdiməˈgræfɪk] 人口統計學的, 人口學 study population

@ canvass / to ask people about something in order to find out what they think about it 調查(民意);徵求(意見) VN

He has been canvassing opinion on the issue. 他一直在徵求對這個問題的意見。

People are being canvassed for their views on the proposed new road. 正在就計劃修建的新道路徵求人們的意見

@ Keeping up with the Joneses. /’dʒonzɪz/

to try to have all the possessions and social achievements that your friends and neighbours have (與朋友和鄰居在物質和社會成就方面)攀比,比富有,比排場,比闊氣

@ is livid / extremely angry 暴怒的;狂怒的

@ To come across as …to make a particular impression 給人以…印象;使產生…印象

She comes across well in interviews. 她在面試中常給人留下很好的印象。

He came over as a sympathetic person. 他給人的印象是一個富有同情心的人。

@ considerate It was very considerate of him to wait. 他一直在等候着,真是體貼人。

See also: inconsiderate Antonym

@ To look at things through rose-tinted glass

Tint / to add a small amount of colour to something 為…輕微染色;給…略微着色 VN usually passive ~ sth (with sth)

She’s had her eyelashes tinted. 她把眼睫毛染了。

@To reap /rip/ the rewards   / to cut and collect a crop, especially corn, from a field 收割(莊稼);收穫 V VN

Idiom: reap a/the harvest享受成果

@ To live it up / to enjoy yourself in an exciting way, usually spending a lot of money 盡情歡樂;狂歡;縱情揮霍享樂

@ To live on the breadline/ the level of income of very poor people 貧困戶的收入水平;貧困線

A line of people waiting to receive free food

@ cope with = deal with

@ To bide ones time until I go/ waste time

@ supply teacher. 代課教師

@ the ageism thing /’edʒˈɪzəm/對老年人的歧視

@ accrue  /ə’kru/  = accumulate

@ scrap heap/ a pile of things, especially of metal, that are no longer wanted or useful 廢金屬堆;廢物堆

@ left to rot /rɑt/, = decay腐爛,腐敗變質

@ the power of grey pound

@ beneficiary  /ˈbɛnə’fɪʃɪˈɛrɪ/ a person who gains as a result of something 受益者;受惠人 ~ (of sth)

Who will be the main beneficiary of the cuts in income tax? 削減所得稅的主要受益者將是誰?

@nest egg a sum of money that you save to use in the future 備用的錢;儲備金, 私房錢

@ go cruise /kruz/ 乘船遊覽;航行

@ knit /nɪt/ 編織的衣服;針織衫

@ bunch串;束;紮

@ within spitting distance, 吐,唾(唾沫、食物等

@ sheltered accommodation庇護住所; 經過改裝的住宅只配給有身體殘障問題的人; 庇護住所(Sheltered accommodation)通常

只配給年齡超過60歲的申請人

@ boil down to something

of a situation, problem, etc. 局勢、問題等 to have something as a main or basic part 歸結為;基本問題是

In the end,what it all boils down to is money, or the lack of it. 問題的癥結是錢,或者說是缺錢。

@ be a burden to

@ to impose oneself on sb  勉強(某人做某事);硬要…和…在一起 V ~ (on/upon sb/sth)

You must stay for lunch. Well, thanks, but I don’t want to impose…’ “你一定得留下吃午飯。”“唔,謝謝,但我不想添麻煩…”

@infrastucture(國家或機構的)基礎設施,基礎建設 noun countable uncountable

economic/social/transport infrastructure 經濟╱社會╱運輸基礎結構

@ end up being …

@ be sold down the river (betrayed)

@ pittance微薄的工資;極少的報酬 noun usually singular

to pay somebody a pittance 付給某人菲薄的工資

to work for a pittance 為一點小錢而工作

@ bail out sb ; to rescue somebody from a difficult situation 幫助(某人)脫離困境

@ shoestring; that uses very little money 用錢極少的 only before noun informal

The club exists on a shoestring budget. 這家俱樂部靠一點小錢艱難度日。

@ to make my blood boil

@ scant; Barely sufficient

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