怪异有趣的10个英语习语,让你开怀一笑

英语学得越多,越会发现一些习语很怪异,可以与字面意义没有任何关系,比如下面这10个有趣的英语句子。

1、The lights are on but nobody’s home.

灯亮着却没人在家,常用于描述很愚蠢的人。

She really has no clue- the lights are on but nobody’s home!

她完全抓不着头绪——脑子笨的像头猪。

2、When pigs fly.

猪都会飞了,表示某事永远都不会发生,绝无可能。

Yea, right! You will get Taylor Swift to ask you on a date when pigs fly!

对的!等猪都会飞了你就会得到泰勒.斯威夫特的约会邀请。

3、To have Van Gogh’s ear for music. (Van Gogh only had one ear!)

用梵高的耳朵听音乐,表示音痴。(梵高只有一只耳朵!)

Sam really shouldn’t play the piano – he has Van Gogh’s ear for music.

山姆真不该弹钢琴 – 他简直就是个音痴。

4、To pig out.

表示狼吞虎咽,快速吃掉很多东西。

After the marathon, the runners pigged out at a dinner buffet.

马拉松跑完后,参赛者们在自助晚宴上狼吞虎咽。

5、Everything but the kitchen sink.

除了厨房里的水槽什么都有,意思是几乎所有的一切。

Maria was trying so hard to get the question right, she was throwing out everything but the kitchen sink!

为了证明问题是正确的,玛利亚几乎把所有的事都说了个遍。

6、To put a sock in it.

放只袜子在里面,就是让人闭嘴,让某个很吵的人保持安静。

Jane was yelling while I was studying so I told her to put a sock in it.

当我学习时,简在那边大喊大叫,于是我让她闭上嘴巴。

7、To have a cast iron stomach.

拥有一个铁胃,意思是吃、喝任何东西都没问题。

I think I would be sick if I ate all that food, but Joe seems to have a cast iron stomach.

我觉得如果我把所有食物都吃了,我肯定会生病,但是乔看起来就像有个铁胃一样,吃多少都没事儿。

8、To drink like a fish.

像鱼一样能喝,那不就是海量。(能喝酒)

The group at the bar seems to being having a party and you can tell he’s the birthday boy because he is drinking like a fish!

酒吧里的这群人看起来像是在举行生日派对,很明显可以看出他是这个派对的主角,因为他一直在不停地喝。

9、Use your loaf.

用你的面包,意思是动动脑子,仔细想想。

Come on Parker, use your loaf! I know you can solve this problem!

快点帕克,动动脑子!我知道你能解决的。

10、Finger lickin’ good.

舔手指都能回味的好吃,形容非常美味。

My mom makes the best steak! It’s finger lickin’ good!

我妈妈最擅长做牛排!简直好吃爆了!

(沪江英语)