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8个英文俗语谈谈"money"

2016-12-06    来源:爱思网    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

钱大家都爱,money 也会说,那么有哪些跟钱有关的俗语呢???一起来看看吧

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1. Balance the books: to add up all the credits and debits of an account

结算、结账

“Thomas is in charge of balancing the books at the end of each quarter for the business”

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2. Bring home the bacon : to earn money to support the family

赚钱谋生、养家糊口

“James does overtime so that he can bring home the bacon.”

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3. Go Dutch: splitting (sharing) the bill equally

AA制、平分账单

“Matthew and Hazel always go dutch when they eat out.”

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4. Gravy train: A job that pays a lot of money for very little effort

赚大钱的清闲差事、美差、肥缺

“Ian earns a fortune for three hours’ work a day. He’s really on the gravy train!”

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5. Nest egg: Money that has been saved up over a period of time

储蓄金、储备金

“Over the years Leo has been very disciplined and saved every month. He now has a big nest egg on which he can retire.”

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6. Cook the books: dishonest accounting

做假账

“The financial world has seen many business that have cooked the books to make their businesses attractive to potential investors.”

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7. Golden handshake: A payment to a departing employee (normally the top executives)

解雇金、退职金

“As CEO, Ross was given a golden handshake when he agreed to leave the company.”

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8. Cheapskate: A person who does not like to spend money on people (This is not used as a compliment)

小气鬼、吝啬鬼

“Thomas did not want to spend $5 on flowers for his mother. What a cheapskate!”



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