图说英语词汇 | 9个与clothes(衣服)相关的英语习语

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图说英语词汇 | 9个与clothes(衣服)相关的英语习语

Feather in one’s cap
An achievement for which one is recognized
可引以为豪的成就

  • It's a real feather in our cap to be playing in the state championship.
    能够参加州锦标赛是真正让我们引以为豪的事。

Excused boots
Allowed to avoid mandatory tasks
免去应尽义务

  • Susan was excused boots for the party cleanup because she has an exam tomorrow.
    苏珊已被免去清理派对残局,因为她明天要参加考试。

All talk and no trousers
Prone to empty boasts
只说不做,光说不练

  • He says he's going to complain to the manager, but he's all talk and no trousers.
    他说他要向经理鸣不平,但我认为他不过是说说而已。

First in, best dressed
The first people to do something will have an advantage
先到先得,近水楼台先得月

  • Come on, the first hundred customers today get a free gift! First in, best dressed!
    快点,今天的第一批百名顾客可以获得免费礼物!先到先得!

Knock someone’s socks off
Amaze someone
令人惊奇;令人刮目相看(如果某物“打落你的袿子”,表示你发现它令人极端兴奋或极好)

  • I'm going to take you to a restaurant that'll knock your socks off.
    我准备带你到一家餐厅去,你会大吃一惊的。

Old hat
Old-fashioned, predictable
过时的;老式的;不新奇的

  • He may be old hat among the trendy younger generation, but his shows draw more viewers than any other comedian.
    在这帮新潮的年轻一代中,他可能有些老土,不过他的表演比其他喜剧演员更吸引观众。

Throw down the gauntlet
To issue a challenge
发出挑战

  • A price war looks likely now that a leading supermarket has thrown down the gauntlet to its competitors.
    一场价格战似乎一触即发,因为一个龙头超级市场已经向对手们发出了挑战。

Quake in one’s boots
To be very frightened
害怕得发抖,不寒而栗

  • The very thought of a hurricane blowing in makes me quake in my boots.
    一想到飓风可能随时来袭我就不寒而栗。

Keep it under your hat
Don’t tell anyone; don’t reveal this secret
保密,保守秘密

  • Look, if I tell you something, will you promise to keep it under your hat?
    喂,如果我告诉你一件事,你能答应保守秘密吗?

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