图说英语词汇 | 9个与Appearance(外观)相关的英语习语

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图说英语词汇 | 9个与Appearance(外观)相关的英语习语

(Not a) spring chicken
(No longer) young
老大不小;不再年轻

  • At 85, he is no spring chicken, but he is busier than ever.
    85岁的他已不再年轻,但他比以往都要忙碌。

All fur coat and no knickers
Superficially attractive, physically
华而不实

  • Our new boss sounded like she had a lot of good ideas for the department, but it turns out she's all fur coat and no knickers.
    我们的新上司听起来她似乎对我们部门的工作有很多好主意,但结果发现她说的都是些华而不实的东西。

Beauty is only skin deep
External appearance is a superficial basis for judging someone
美貌是肤浅的,美貌不过一张皮

  • Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit.
    美丽其实很肤浅。我想真正重量的是找到身心和精神的平衡。

Clean up nicely
Look good when one is dressed up
打扮的很漂亮

  • All I said was that she cleans up nicely, and she got mad at me!
    我就说了句她打扮的很漂亮,她就生我的气!

Dead ringer
Very similar in appearance
相像之人;相像之物

  • He's a dead ringer for Bono from U2.
    他的长相很像 U2 乐队的博诺。

Don’t judge a book by its cover
Don’t be deceived by looks
勿只凭外表判断;不能以貌取人

  • I still believe that sentence, though not judge a book by its cover, but one's inner world in his face.
    我还是相信那句话,虽说不以貌取人,但是,一个人内心世界全写在了他的脸上。

Knockout
An extremely beautiful woman
引人注目(或给人留下深刻印象)的人(或物)

  • She was a knockout in navy and scarlet.
    她身着藏青色和鲜红色相间的衣服,十分迷人。

Put one’s face on
Apply cosmetics
化妆

  • She never leaves the house without putting her face on first.
    她不化妆的话,从不出门。

All dressed up and nowhere to go
Prepared for an event that does not occur
打扮整齐却无处可去

  • The space shot was cancelled, so all the astronauts are all dressed up and nowhere to go.
    飞船的发射计划取消了,因此,所有的宇航员都白忙活一场。

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