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常用的英语短语和俚语

1、如果形容某人做事的状态是full steam ahead, 意思就是此人全力以赴, 蓬勃向前。

例句

We must get this project finished before the presentation tomorrow. Come on, full steam ahead, team!

Natalie went full steam ahead with the plans for her wedding.

John, Sarah and Michael went full steam ahead in their attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

请注意

如果你let off steam, 那就是说你一股脑地发泄出愤怒和失望情绪,通常以大声喊叫的形式来出气。

I'm sorry I shouted at you earlier, I was just letting off some steam.

今日小常识

The London Underground network, often referred to as the Tube, celebrated its 150th anniversary recently. Special events were held across the network, with some lucky passengers being allowed to travel on this steam train, which was built in 1898.

伦敦地铁网或通常说的“管道”(the Tube)最近举行了150周年庆典并展开了各种各样的活动。一些幸运乘客还获准坐上了这列1898年制造的蒸汽火车。

2、如果说某事是a long shot,意思是实现此事的机会不大。

例句

I'm looking for a first edition of Alice in Wonderland for my mother's birthday. I know it's a long shot, but do you have one in stock?

My favourite football team is in the cup final at the weekend. I think we could win, but it’s a long shot.

We could ask the company to replace your broken smartphone for free. It's a long shot, but it's worth trying.

请注意

另一个短语a shot in the dark的意思是猜测。

A: How old do you think I am?

B: I'll take a shot in the dark and say 40

今日小常识

There are seven different types of shot in the game of tennis: the serve, forehand, backhand, volley, slice, smash and lob. They are named after the manner in which they are struck or the point in the game at which they are struck.

网球运动讲究七种不同的打球方式。它们分别是发球、正手、反手、截击、削球、扣杀和挑高球。上述每个称呼都是依据不同的击球方式或比赛不同阶段的击球方式而命名的。

3、英语复合词sky-high是形容词,表示达到了极高的程度。

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