跟羅大衛David Robertson學英語習語6

Expressions using words related to Thanksgiving.
本周的成語跟“感恩節” 有關。

1. a turkey – a stupid person.? When people say something silly, sometimes we say, “Don’t be such a turkey.”
[愚蠢的人,犯傻的人]——當人們說錯話的時候,我們總是說,“別犯傻了!”

2. to talk turkey – to talk frankly, to get down to business.? We have to see if we can make a deal here.? It’s time to talk turkey.
[實話實說]——我們必須決定是否能達成交易。是時候應該實話實說了。

3. a goose egg – a zero score in a game, a lump on the head after being hit.? We won 5-0; we got 5 goals and they had a big goose egg.? He fell off his bike and hit his head.? The next morning he had a big goose egg.
[零分]——我們以5:0取勝。我們得了5分,他們得了0分。他從單車上摔下來,跌破了頭。第二天考試他得了0分。

4. to have the stuffing knocked out of you – to make weak, to defeat badly.? We lost the game 8-1.? They knocked the stuffing out of us.
[打得落花流水]——我們以1:8落敗。他們把我們打得落花流水。

5. a dressing-down – a reprimand, a severe scolding.? After the employee was caught leaving work early without permission, he got a severe dressing-down.
[嚴厲的斥責]——當這個雇員被發現提早離開工作崗位而沒有經過允許,他受到了嚴厲的斥責。

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