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the birds and (the) bees 性知識
He learned about the birds and bees in his health education class at school.
curiosity killed the cat 好奇賈禍；好管閒事往往惹來一身麻煩
You shouldn't worry about what he is doing. Remember curiosity killed the cat.
be for the birds 荒唐可笑的；無趣無聊的；愚蠢的
This movie is for the birds. Let's leave now and go and have something to eat.
Don't) count one's chickens before they're hatched (別) 高興得太早了
Don't count your chickens before they're hatched - remember you haven't passed your exams yet and may not get the job you expect.
eat crow (被迫)認錯、認輸、收回自己說過的話；忍氣吞聲
He was forced to eat crow when he found out that what he said was totally wrong.
a dead duck 沒有希望的人
He is a dead duck. When the police find him he will have to go to jail.
(the) cock of the walk 土皇帝；在小天地作威作福或稱王稱霸的人
Being the special assistant to the chairman, he is (the) cock of the walk in our company.
till/until the cows come home 沒完沒了地；無限期地
We can talk until the cows come home this weekend at the lake.
every dog has his day 人人皆有得意之日；好人終有好報，惡人終有惡報
Don't worry about him. Every dog has his day and he will eventually suffer for all the bad things that he is doing
have a frog in one's throat (also: there is a frog in one's throat, with a frog in one's throat)
I have a bad cold and there is a frog in my throat.
throw someone to the lions/wolves 把某人置於險境；嫁禍給某人
He decided to throw his co-worker to the wolves when he asked him to go and see the other company.
flog a dead horse 徒勞無功；白費力氣
Invest in shares and the chances are you'll be flogging a dead horse.
play cat and mouse with someone 捉弄或矇騙某人
He is playing a cat and mouse game with his company about his plans to quit or not.
2007-06-13 00:32:12 補充：
in a pig's eye 不太可能；幾乎不
In a pig's eye he will be able to save enough money to go to Hawaii for the winter.
a wolf in sheep's clothing 披著羊皮的狼；貌善心毒的人
Be careful of that man. He is a wolf in sheep's clothing.
2007-06-13 00:32:36 補充：
cry wolf 喊「狼來了」；發假警報
He is crying wolf. There is no real danger or worry about the electrical system causing a fire.
(as) proud as a peacock 自鳴得意；得意洋洋；非常高傲
He was proud as a peacock when he passed his driving test in the first attempt.
2007-06-13 00:32:53 補充：
cook one's goose 毀了... 的前程；把事情搞砸了
They really cooked their goose when they fought against their employer and lost.
2007-06-13 00:33:35 補充：