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关于"apple"的俚语
     2011-December-28  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

在众多水果中,苹果是最常见的一种,它口感好,营养丰富,因而受到人们的偏爱。在英语中,"apple"这个词也蕴含着丰富有趣的意思,今天我们就来学一些有关"apple"的俚语表达。

1. apple of one's eye 掌上明珠、心肝宝贝(指某人极为珍爱的人或物)

例句:Grandfather always made the most fuss of Gillian; she is the apple of his eye.

祖父总是极其宠爱吉林恩,她是他的掌上明珠。

2. apple-polisher 马屁精

例句:John is such an apple-polisher, he always agrees with whatever the boss says.

约翰就是一个马屁精,不管老板说什么他都同意。

3. apples and oranges 风马牛不相及的事物

例句:Men and women are like apples and oranges.

男人和女人是完全不同的。

4. rotten apple 坏家伙、害群之马

例句:He's a rotten apple.

他是一个讨厌的家伙。

5. upset the apple cart 搞砸或毁坏某事物

例句:Tom really upset the apple cart by telling Mary the truth about Jane.

汤姆把珍妮的真实情况告诉了玛丽,他可真把事情给搞砸了。

6. an apple of discord 争端;祸根

例句:I sense an apple of discord between you two.

我感觉你们俩不和。

7. apple of Sodom 金玉其外,败絮其中;徒具其表而无其实之物

例句:The thing I bought yesterday was found to be an apple of Sodom.

我昨天买的那样东西外表好看,而实际上用处不大。

8. dead sea apple 不可靠的成就;令人失望的事情

例句:This proposal sounds perfect but it will be dead sea apple if we don't do it exactly right.

这个计划听起来很完美,但如果我们不切实执行,一切都是一场空。

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