跟羅大衛David Robertson學英語習語4

Idioms and expressions using cutlery (knife, fork, and spoon)
與刀叉食具有關的習語

1. a forked tongue – a liar or deceitful person.?? Don’t trust that guy.? He has (or speaks with) a forked tongue.
[說謊的人,欺人之談]——不要相信那個傢夥。他說話儘是欺人之談。

2.? like a hot knife through butter – easily, without difficulty.? Was she able to solve those math problems?? Yes, she went through the test like a hot knife through butter.
[非常容易地,沒有什麽困難地]——她能解決那些數學問題麽?是的,她很輕鬆地就通過了考試。

3.? knife-edge – a position of extreme danger or uncertainty.?? There were only two candidates remaining for the job.? He felt like he was on a knife-edge as he waited to hear the result.
[極度危險或不確定的狀態,對結果毫無把握的狀態]——現在只留下兩個候選人來競爭這個職位了。他在等待最後結果的時候,心中毫無把握。

4.? to be born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth – born with money.?? His family is very rich.? He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
[生在富貴之家]——他家很有錢。他生在富貴之家。

5. to spoon-feed (as to a baby) – to help or teach someone without requiring them to think.? When the professor taught Physics, he tried to never spoon-feed his students.? They needed to find their own answers.
[填鴨式的]——那個教授教物理時,他總是儘量不用填鴨式的方法教學。而要學生們自己去尋找答案。

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