作者: Summer. | 2021年07月19日 05:00 | 2 人觉得有用
1. Raining cats and dogs1.倾盆大雨
pouring, raining very heavily
Where are you going, can’t you see it’s raining cats and dogs? You’ll get soaked in a minute if you go out now.
They didn’t go to the theme park because it was raining cats and dogs almost all day.
2. Face like thunder2.火冒三丈
being clearly very angry or upset
I don’t know what was happening, I just saw that a man with a face like thunder was chasing a little boy out of the grocer’s shop.
She didn’t say anything but her face was like thunder; she slammed the door as she left, and we haven’t seen her ever since.
3. Storm in a teacup3.小题大做
exaggerating a problem, anger or worry about something unimportant
Their debate was only a storm in a teacup – actually neither of them took the problem too serious.
The reports about the demonstration are a storm in a teacup – there wasn’t as much violence there as they say.
4. Chase rainbows4.痴人说梦
waste time trying to achieve something impossible
My wife never believed I would make it as an executive manager; she always thought I was just chasing rainbows.
Can’t you see you’re only chasing rainbows? There’s no way to get this girl marry you.
5. Lightning fast5.快如闪电
I don’t think we can keep up with him, he’s got a lightning fast bike.
The robbery lasted only a minute, and then the robbers disappeared in a lightning fast car.
6. Head in the clouds6.胡思乱想
having unrealistic or impractical ideas, daydreaming
Is your sister in love? I see her walking around all day with her head in the clouds.
You have your head in the clouds if you think Mary will come to your birthday party after the nasty things you’ve done to her.
7. Snowed under7.手头繁忙
having too much to do
I’d love to help you, but I’m completely snowed under at the moment.
Could you come over and fix the tap in the bathroom? But of course, only if you aren’t snowed under, it’s not so urgent.
8. Under the weather8.心情不好或身体不适
ill, sick, feeling unwell, sad or lacking energy
Do you mind if I stay out of work today? I’m feeling under the weather, I may have the flu.
I heard you were ill yesterday. Are you feeling better now or are you still under the weather?