玫克 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 1 0 年前

這些idioms 到底是什麼意思阿?

1. He was on the carpet last week for being late for work three times.

2. She made a marvellous speech to the conference. She took the delegates by storm.

3. It was an extremely long report. It took me three hours to wade through.

4. I believe we should talk openly and frankly about the project - warts and all.

5. Let's call it a day. I am very tired and we have covered the main points of the meeting I think.

6. Now that the Prime Minister has been elected there will be a lot of jockeying for position to get the key posts in his administration.

7. I finally ran the book to earth in a second-hand bookshop in Wales. I had been searching for it for three years.

8. They took her ideas on board and decided to increase the budget.

9. You should fall in with our arrangements; we can't make alternative plans for you.

10. We saw the boss at the bar but we gave him a wide berth. We did not want to talk to him then.

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    1. on the carpet

    when you are called to the boss's office, like if you are in trouble

    2. by storm

    to awe the crowds

    3. wade through

    slow and borring

    4. warts and all

    any idea, good and bad

    5. call it a day

    end, finish, over

    6. jockeying for position

    jockey move horses around to get into position

    7. ran the (book) to earth

    to find (something) after a long search

    8. on board

    accepted by a group

    9. fall in with

    to be involved

    10. wide berth

    to avoid, to keep a good distance

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