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用诗歌练习发音

用诗歌练习发音

Hi there. John here again. Ok, so this is kind of advanced lesson. This is a poem. I’ve done something...

提高英语水平的5种好方法

提高英语水平的5种好方法

Ok, here are five great ways to improve your English and the best part: have fun doing it. Watch a...

五个关于食物的idioms

五个关于食物的idioms

1. couch potato You don’t say sofa potato. It’s always couch, couch potato.  So how much do potatoes move? Not...

do away with

do away with

The latter is an improved version that does away with several limitations of MBR style.  后者对MBR进行了改善,取消了MBR的一些限制。 do away with somthing:...

with all due respect, insurrection

with all due respect, insurrection

With all due respect, anyone can wield a sword。恕我直言,任何人都可以使剑。 with (all due) respect 无意冒犯( a phrase used before disagreeing with...

tiding, I take it, passable

tiding, I take it, passable

tiding:消息 ( a piece of news, usually used in plural )   Good tidings! 好消息! I take it you are happy...

lavish on, on a whim, bound for

lavish on, on a whim, bound for

We’re to lavish money on Tiberius, the man who expelled thouands of our people from their homes in Rome on...

break wind, round up

break wind, round up

break wind:放屁(to expel gas from the anus, fart) Do you hear somthing?  A noise, like a cow breaking wind. 你听到什么了吗?...

cellar, snake oil

cellar, snake oil

cellar: 地下室,地窖 (basement) Somebody has to go to Samaria. So what do we do? We hide in a cellar.必须要有人去撒玛利亚。而我们在做什么?我们躲在地窖里。

how dare…, scrawl, wine-soaked, debauchery

how dare…, scrawl, wine-soaked, debauchery

How dare they scrawl my name on a wine-soaked whore. I will not set foot inside this room again until...

stalwart, ye olde

stalwart, ye olde

请看例句: Having made it into both the lastest Debian and Ubuntu versions, only Gentoo and Slackware remain as major stalwarts...

论坚持就是胜利

论坚持就是胜利

我不相信坚持就是胜利这样骗人的话。很多人说这句话都是为了自我安慰,自欺欺人,自我麻痹而已。在我看来,取得成功最本质的原因在于强烈的兴趣与欲望。当你有了强烈的兴趣与欲望,你不想坚持下去都不行。

at a premium, malign

at a premium, malign

at a premium有两个意思,一是表示某样东西很少,某种资源紧缺(in short supply)。二是由这种紧缺造成的价格上升(more valuable than usual, as from scarcity)。 This may be especially desirable if disk space is...

get under someone’s skin, blow-by-blow

get under someone’s skin, blow-by-blow

get under someone’s skin: 让某人感到不快(to bother or irritate someone) Is this cloying city finally getting under your skin?这座让人厌烦的城市最终让你感到不快了吗?

tip off, on one’s head

tip off, on one’s head

tip off: 警告,通风报信  它的名词形式是tip-off: a piece of confidential, advance, or inside information. It was you, isn’t it? The Jewish wedding…...