图说英语词汇 | 9个与建筑物相关的英语习语

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图说英语词汇 | 9个与建筑物相关的英语习语

Back Office
Support services for a business
后勤部门(公司中不直接与外界接触的部门)

  • Companies like to have their main offices in prestigious locations, but the?back office?can really be anywhere.

Darken Someone's Door (step)
Make an unwanted visit to someone's home
未经邀请或不受欢迎之下,突然造访某人的家(可用于表达“不速之客”)

  • I’ve already given you too much help, and you’ve wasted it all. Don’t?darken my door?again.

Castle in the Air
An impractical plan
空中楼阁,白日梦,想入非非的计划

  • Ten years ago, people thought the waterfront park was a?castle in the air, but the mayor backed it persistently, and now it’s a reality.

From Pillar to Post
From one place to another, in a forced, random way
四处奔走, 到处碰壁

  • My parents were always on the move and so my childhood was spent being dragged from pillar to post.

Hit a Wall
Invest in or join something while it is still small
投资或加入一个刚创立但仍然很小的项目
To reach a point at which no more progress can be made
达到无法取得进展的程度,遇到了瓶颈

  • The energy bill is expected to hit a wall in the Senate, where Republicans have enough votes to block it.

Get in on the Ground Floor
Suddenly stop making forward progress
及早入手,取得优势地位,先下手为强

  • This is our chance to get in on the first floor of an industry that's going to be big.

Hit the Roof (also?go through the roof)
Explode in rage; become extremely angry
勃然大怒,暴跳如雷

  • When I was expelled from school, my parents hit the roof.

Handwriting on the Wall
Hints of coming disaster
灾难降临的预兆,不祥之兆

  • In the discontent of his subjects, the ruler saw the handwriting on the wall.

Off the Wall
Odd, strange, unexpected
不寻常的,出乎意料的

  • Teenagers love his off-the-wall comedy.

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