今日短语:Lay it on the line 让我把话说清楚!

作者:admin

来源:

2018-11-19 19:37

也许大家会有这种感觉,有时候你好好说话劝别人,他可能不会听,但如果你直接了当地跟他说明白后果,他可能就会改正了,这也就是我们今天要来学习的“lay it on the line“。
这里的lay it on the line有点像我们说的“打开天窗说亮话“,“放到台面上“,也就是坦率地说明某件事,清楚明白地表明自己的态度或立场( To speak bluntly and directly)的意思。


1. If you lay it on the line, maybe then they'll be able to understand how serious this situation is.
如果你跟他们讲清楚,也许他们就会明白情况到底有多严重了。
2. He laid it on the line and said without treatment I had only three months to live.
他坦率明白地告诉我,如果不接受治疗,我只能再活三个月。
3. The professor laid it on the line, telling us that we would fail the exam unless we worked harder.
教授把话说得很明白,要是我们再不努力,就无法通过考试。