1.pay off

【原句】That Propecia's really paying off.(S06E07)

【翻译】看来我的生发剂效果显著啊。

【场景】顾客盘中发现一根头发,由Max和Caroline先鉴定不是自己而推给厨师Oleg后,Oleg拿着头发看了看告诉他们好消息是这根头发也不是他的,虽然厨师没按标准把头发包起来做菜,但好歹用了生发剂没掉头发。

【讲解】

pay off — phrasal verb with pay verb取得成功,得到好结果。= If something you have done pays off, it is successful.

pay sb off 1)付清工资后遣散(某人);2)用钱封住(某人)的嘴,收买(某人)。

【例句】

All her hard work paid off in the end, and she finally passed the exam.

她的所有努力最终得到了回报,她终于通过了考试。

There were rumours that key witnesses had been paid off to keep quiet.

传言说关键证人都被收买,不肯出面作证。

2.set in one's way

【原句】Mm, this hair belongs to a single white man alone, and not by choice, but so set in his ways--(S06E07)

【翻译】毛发的主人是个单身,孤独寂寞并非自愿,而是注孤生。

【场景】这根头发经过Han老板鉴定,在摆弄着放大镜仔细一看的场景下,颜色、洗发用品等都被看出来了,然后被下了个结论。以为是餐厅服务人员的头发本打算让餐厅赔钱,没想到是顾客自己的头发,还被看出了单身汉和得到扎心评论。

【讲解】

set in one's way 一成不变;习惯根深蒂固的。

如set in their ways 我行我素;be set in your ways因循守旧。

【例句】

The older politicians are too set in their ways to understand the importance of these new ideas.

那些年迈的政客们思想已经根深蒂固,无法了解这些新观念的重要性。

As people get older, they often become set in their ways.

随着年岁渐长,人们行事也往往一成不变起来。

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