跟羅大衛David Robertson學英語習語2

這周的成語跟“straight”有關。

1. to set (or put) someone straight – to correct someone’s mistake, make sure they know the facts.?? The student thought that there were only 2 territories in Canada but the teacher set him straight. (in fact, there are 3)
[糾正某人的錯誤,確保他們清楚事實]——學生們以爲加拿大只有兩個自治區,老師糾正了他們的錯誤。(事實上,加拿大有三個自治區。)

2. straight up – undiluted, unmixed (esp. used for alcohol).? He drinks whiskey straight up (no water, cola etc.)
[純的、未經稀釋的(尤其指酒精)]——他喝未經稀釋的威士忌酒。

3. a straight arrow – a person who lives an honest, sober life.? That guy would never think of cheating a customer.? He’s such a straight arrow.
[誠實坦率的人]——那傢夥永遠不會欺騙客戶。他是個誠實坦率的人。

4. a straight face – showing no hint of a smile or laugh, esp, when telling a joke.? You can never tell when he’s pulling your leg.? He can tell a funny story or joke with a straight face.? She couldn’t keep a straight face.
[一本正經,尤其用來形容講笑話的時候]——你沒法分辨他什麽時候在開玩笑。他能一本正經地講笑話。可她卻做不到。

5. a straight shooter – someone who states bluntly what they think.? You always know where you stand with her.? She’s such a straight shooter.
[正直的人、直爽的人]——和她在一起,你永遠清楚自己的立場是什麽。她是個非常正直的人。

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