图说英语词汇 | 9个与房屋相关的英语习语

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图说英语词汇 | 9个与房子相关的英语习语

As safe as houses
Be very safe
十分安全

  • The Government insisted that Britain's nuclear power stations are as safe as houses.
    英国政府坚称英国的核电站非常安全。

Eat out of house and home
Eat everything in somebody’s house
把…吃穷;吃光…的家当

  • Those children of mine have an appetite; they will eat me out of house and home.
    我的那些孩子可真能吃,他们会把我吃得倾家荡产。

Get/put your own house in order
Solve your problems or get organized
解决自己的问题

  • You should put your own house in order before you start telling me what to do!
    你最好先管好自己的事,然后再教我如何去做!

House of correction
Prison
劳教所,教养院

  • Your brother should be put in a house of correction.
    他真应被关起来好好反省反省。

Wear the pants/trousers in the house
Be the boss in the house, run a household
当家掌权

  • In China, those who wear the pants in the house are mostly women.
    在中国,很多当家的都是女人。

Throw in the towel
Quit, give up
认输,因觉成功无望而放弃

  • Three of the original five candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination have now?thrown in the towel.
    原来竞争民主党总统候选人提名资格的5人中有3位已经放弃了。

Throw money down the drain
Waste money
浪费钱,特指把钱花在不可能成功或赚钱的东西上

  • Why throw money down the drain at the local car wash when you can do it yourself at home?
    明明自己在家可以洗车,为什么要浪费钱开到洗车店去洗呢?

Skeleton in the closet
An embarrassing or shameful secret
丑事,隐情

  • Most families have one or two skeletons in the closet.
    大多数家庭都有一两件家丑。

Hit the roof
Become very angry
火冒三丈,暴跳如雷

  • When I was expelled from school, my parents?hit the roof.
    我被学校开除后,我父母气得暴跳如雷。

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