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1. a worm's eye view -- 只了解极少一部分
  Many have heard the expression a bird's eyeview, but have you ever heard of a worm's eye view? If you have a worm's eyeview of something, you only understand or know a little bit about it - and,unfortunately, it is usually the worst or least important part!
  Example: What does he know aboutprepositions? He only has a worm's eye view of English grammar!例:他哪里懂介词了?他对英语语法的了解少得可怜!
  2. a party pooper -- 扫兴的人
  A party pooper is someone who (always)ruins the fun.
  Example: Frieda said that she can't come toour ?80's Rock Star? party. She has to stay home and wash herhair - what a party pooper!
  3. everyone and his brother -- 一大群人
  The English expression everyone and hisbrother refers to a very large number of people.
  Example: Everyone and his brother was atthe stamp collectors' convention last weekend. I had never seen so many peoplein my life!
  4. The world is your oyster. -- 随心所欲
  If the world is your oyster, you have theability to do anything you want or set you mind to do.
  Example: The young people of today have somany advantages. The world is their oyster.
  5. The worm has turned. -- (地位低下的人)反抗、转变
  Here is another ?worm? idiom. The English idiom the worm hasturned is used to say that someone who was always weak and did what he was toldhas now become strong and confident.
  Example: It looks like Rinaldo isn'tlistening to you anymore. The worm has turned.
  6. to knock your socks off -- 震惊
  When someone or something knocks your socksoff, he, she or it amazes or impresses you.
  Example: Abrar's version of the Canadiannational anthem really knocked our socks off!
  7. top banana -- 头头、大老板
  Example: Our principal, Mr. Williams, isthe top banana at our school.
  8. the lights are on, but nobody's home -- 慢热,心不在焉
  Example: Don't ask Dudley if he knows it,because… well, you know, the lights are on but nobody is home.例:用不着问达德利他知不知道。唔…你知道的,这人有点心不在焉。
  9. when pigs fly -- 完全不可能
  Example: The things you want to create iscan only be complete when pigs fly.
  10. to have Van Gogh's ear for music -- 音痴
  Example: He has Van Gogh's ear for musicand sings like a rusty hinge.
  11. to pig out -- 像猪一样吃东西
  Example: Don't you girls pig out on too muchcandy!
  12. everything but the kitchen sink -- 什么乱七八糟的都有
  Example: She must have brought everythingbut the kitchen sink along on the trip, and how she lifted her suitcase, I donot know.
  13. to put a sock in it -- 闭嘴、别再说了
  Example: Oh, dry up; put a sock in it.
  14. to have a cast iron stomach -- 铁打的胃,吃多少喝多少都没问题
  A person who has a cast iron stomach issomeone who has no problems with eating anything or drinking anything.
  15. use your loaf -- 动动脑子
  If you tell someone to use their loaf, youare telling them in a slightly angry way that they should think more carefullyabout what they are doing.

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