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与书为友:10个与书有关的英语习语

2016-05-02    来源:网络    【      美国外教 在线口语培训
书是我们最好的朋友,不同的书会带给我们不同的收获。
在英语里,跟book一词相关的短语也不少,今天我们就来介绍其中的几个。
 
1. A closed book
已经完结的事情/高深莫测的人或事物
 
"As far as I am concerned, that matter with the council is a closed book"
 
"I have never been able to work or communicate with John. He is a closed book"
 
2. An open book
一目了然的人或事物
 
"Julia's life is like an open book. You always know what she's up to".
 
3. Read someone like a book
一眼看穿某人想法
 
"I can read Angela like a book. I always know what she's thinking and what she's about to say at meetings."
 
4. The oldest trick in the book
老套的把戏
 
"It was the oldest trick in the book – one man distracted me while another stole my wallet. I can't believe I fell for it."
 
5. In someone's good/bad books
得到/失去某人的欢心
 
"Tommy has been on his best behavior today. After yesterday's tantrums, he's been doing his best to be in my good books all day."
 
6. By the book
照章办事
 
"We're not going to leave things to chance.We're going to run this company by the book."
 
7. To bring someone to book
惩罚某人
 
"I had to bring Tom to book after our meeting. He shouldn't have lost his temper at Bridget".
 
8. Take a leaf out of someone's book
以某人为榜样
 
"You should take a leaf out of Keith's book. He has achieved wonders with those children".
 
9. Don't judge a book by its cover
不要以貌取人
 
"When I first met Charlotte she had had a really tough two weeks and wasn't in the mood for chatting and appeared very moody and unsociable. She is not at all like that. One should never judge a book by its cover".
 
10. Cook the books
做假账
 
"It appears that Stanley had been cooking the books for years. He was finally caught last year."


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