商务职场日记(音频):见机行事

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2016-5-18 10:54

商务职场日记(音频):见机行事

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《轻松日记》商务职场口语

见机行事
【核心句型】
With things as such, let's play it by ear.
事到如今,我们就见机行事吧。
play it by ear直译过来就是:“玩耳朵“,这个短语的正确意思是:“随机应变,见机行事“。因此,当美国人说"With things as such, let's play it by ear."时,他/她要表达的意思就是:"Under the circumstances now, let's trim the sails."、"Things have come to such a pass, let's play to the score."
【情景对白】
Terry: We have no choice but to wait for the boss' instruction.
泰瑞:除了等待上级的命令,我们也没别的办法了。
Benjamin: With things as such, let's play it by ear.
本杰明:事到如今,我们就见机行事吧。
【搭配句积累】
①We have no time to consider more.
我们没有时间考虑那么多了。
②I don't know whether the contract should be signed.
我不知道这份合同到底该不该签。
③We've messed all things up. How can we explain to our boss?
我们把一切都搞砸了,怎么向老板交代啊?
④There are so many customers outside complaining about the quality of our products. What shall we do?
外面有好多顾客在抱怨我们的产品质量问题,我们该怎么办?
【单词】
1. circumstance n.情况,境遇
I wish we could have met under happier circumstances.
我真希望我们是在更愉快的情况下相识的。
Hundreds of people had died there in terrible circumstances during and after the revolution.
在革命期间和其后的恶劣形势下,那里有成百上千的人死去。
2. trim the sails 随机应变
Angus met with success by trimming the sails.
由于安格斯随机应变,他获得了成功。
Trim the sails to the wind.
看风使舵。
3. play to the score 随机应变
Teach the children to regulate their own emotions: kids are mutable and difficult to control; so parents should play to the score, and train elder children to control their own emotions.
幼儿情感易变,难于控制,家长应见机行事,对年龄稍大的孩子,要训练他自己控制情绪。
When you are there with them, play to the score. Never act on impulse.
到那儿,你要见机行事,千万不要由性子来。
4. contract n. 合同,契约
He was given a seven-year contract with an annual salary of $150,000.
他签下了一份为期7年的合同,年薪为15万美元。
We have made a contract.
我们已签了合同。