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与蓝色有关的习语,你知道几个?
发布时间:2017/5/25     阅读:239

BLUE IDIOMS

蓝色习语

1. Out of the blue

1.出乎意料

To appear out of nowhere without any warning, to happen quite suddenly

没有任何征兆的出现,突然发生

Greg has decided to quit his job out of the blue, and go travelling for a year!

格雷格突然辞了工作,外出旅行了!

2. Blue pencil

2.蓝铅笔

To censor something, or limit the information that is shared

对分享的内容审查或删节

The reports about how soldiers were being treated abroad had been blue-penciled by the authorities.

当局对士兵在国外所受待遇的报告进行了审查。

3. A blue-eyed boy

3.宠儿,红人

A critical description of a boy or young man who is always picked for special favors by someone in a position of higher authority

(贬义)出于一些原因,特别受上级中意的孩子或年轻男子

He is such a blue-eyed boy! I don’t like that the manager always treats him as if he is special, it is not fair on the rest of us!

他可真是个宠儿!经理总对他搞特殊,一点也不公平,真让人讨厌!

4. A bolt from the blue

4.晴天霹雳

When some unexpected bad news is received

坏消息不期而至

It was a complete bolt from the blue for us, we had no idea that they were having problems, let alone getting divorced!

我们完全没想到他俩有问题,更不用说离婚了,这真是个晴天霹雳!

5. Blue blood

5.贵族血统

Used to describe someone from a noble and wealthy family

描述某人出身高贵,家庭富裕

Many of the blue bloods in our town were invited to the royal wedding.

镇上的贵族都收到了皇室婚礼的邀请。

6. Blue ribbon

6.蓝绶带

To be of superior quality or distinction, the best of a group

品质最佳或最高荣誉,最优秀的群体

Blue ribbon panels of experts were invited to investigate the extraordinary remains.

权威专家小组受邀调查这些不寻常的遗体。

7. Talk a blue streak

7.滔滔不绝地讲话

When someone talks very much and very rapidly

某人话多,语速还快

The woman in the hospital bed next to me talked a blue streak all day.

临床那位女士整日滔滔不绝连珠炮似地跟我讲话。

8. Feel blue

8.情绪低落

When someone looks or feels depressed or discontented

描述某人情绪不佳或不满意

What’s that the matter with you today? You seem really blue. Is there something you’d like to talk about?

你看起来不太开心呀,怎么了?愿意跟我聊聊吗?

9. Blue in the face

9.筋疲力尽

To try really hard to win someone’s agreement, but usually end unsuccessfully

努力劝说某人,但往往无劳而返

I kept trying to convince him that it was a good idea until I was blue in the face, but he’s so stubborn, he just kept disagreeing with me!

我不停告诉他这是个好主意,可是直到我说的面红耳赤,他还是固执己见,不听我的!

10. once in a blue moon

10.千载难逢

To occur extremely rarely, or only once in a lifetime

极少发生或一辈子才能遇见一次的事

My sister is working in Africa, she hardly ever has the time to call us. My parents only hear from her once in a blue moon.

姐姐在非洲工作,几乎没时间联系我们。父母也很少接到她的电话。

11. Men/boys in blue

11.警察

Used to describe the police, because of the color of their uniforms

由于警服是蓝色的,因此用此代指警察

I saw the boys in blue outside our neighbors’ house last night. I hope everything is okay.

昨天在邻居家门口看见警察了,希望没出什么事。

12. Blue collar

12.蓝领

Used to describe men used as laborers, or factory workers

从事劳动工作的雇员或工人

They got rid of a lot of the blue-collar workers during the recession.

大萧条期间,他们解雇了大批工人。

BROWN IDIOMS

棕色习语

13. Browned off

13. 感到厌烦

To be bored or annoyed with someone or something

对某人或某物感到厌烦

I’m always browned off when he comes to visit. He doesn’t like doing anything, and he hardly ever talks to anyone!

他一来我就烦。来了什么都不做,也不怎么说话!

 

 

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