口语:与water相关短语

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2016-3-22 10:46

今天是第24个“世界水日“。还记得公益广告的标语“别让眼泪成为地球上最后一滴水“吗?

水和我们的日常生活密切相关,因此英语中也就有了很多与水有关的短语。来看看下面这些说法,你都知道是什么意思吗?

to be in hot water/in deep water:陷入困境
keep one's head above water:不负债,免遭灭顶之灾
water over the dam:木已成舟,既成事实
to hold water:(理论、计划等)证明合理,说得通
throw cold water:泼冷水
A lot of/much water has flown/run under the bridge since:自从那时起, 已经过了很久
above water:脱离困境的
as unstable as water:像水一样不稳定,变化无常
as weak as water:身体非常虚弱;意志薄弱;性格懦弱
back water:退缩;死气沉沉的状态;文化落后的地方
make one's mouth water :使某人垂涎
Don't cast out the foul water till you bring in the clean (=Don't throw out your dirty water until you get in fresh):清水未来,莫泼脏水
Draw water in/with a sieve(=pour water into a sieve):竹篮打水一场空
draw water to one's own mill:处处为自己打算;谋取私利
fish in troubled/muddy waters:混水摸鱼;趁火打劫
get to/reach smooth water:安然摆脱困境;进入顺境
get/wring water from a flint:缘木求鱼
He knows the water the best who has waded through it:要知河深浅,须问过来人
in low water:缺钱,经济拮据
in rough / troubled water:灾难深重
in smooth water:处于顺境中;日子好过
like water off a duck's back:不起作用;毫无影响
limn on water:瞬刻即逝,徒劳无益
Much water runs by the mill that the miller knows not of:我们眼前所发生的事情, 有许多是我们不知道的
No safe wading in an unknown water(=Wade not in unknown waters):不知水深浅, 千万莫轻涉
Salt water and absence wash away love:远航久别恩情疏
spend like water:挥霍无度
Still waters run deep (=Smooth waters run deep):静水流深;沉默者深谋
Stolen waters are sweet:偷欢最乐
Too much water drowned the miller:过犹不及
oil on troubled waters:调停纠纷;息事宁人
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry:井干方知水可贵
written in water:(名声、成就)转眼即逝的;昙花一现的
Water finds its (own) level:水往低处流
waters of forgetfulness:忘川(俗传阴间有条河, 饮其水则忘掉生前的一切);忘记