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不可不知的horse短语

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1. a horse pill 大药丸,大型丸剂

this is not a horse pill. this is your pain pill which doctor prescribed.

这不是大药片。这就是医生给你开的止疼药。

2. a horse laugh 狂笑,讥笑,不信任的笑

at the end of the joke she gave a horse laughthat could be heard a street away.

在那个笑话结束时,她发出一阵狂笑,隔着一条街都能听到。

3. a horse of a different color 完全是另一回事

taking the exam is one thing but passing it is a horse of a different color.

考试是一回事;通过考试又是另一回事。

4. be on one‘s high horse 趾高气扬,藐视他人

since bob was elected president of the club, he‘s been up on his high horse.

自从鲍勃当选为俱乐部主席以来,他就趾高气扬起来了。

5. beat a dead horse 徒劳无益,白费口舌

i hate to beat a dead horse, but it is very important that you understand this before you leave.

我不想多此一举,但你离开以前必须了解这个。

6. hold one‘s horse 忍耐,镇静,别冲动

dad, please hold your horsebefore you get mad at me...

爸,在对我发火之前,请你忍耐一下……

7. clothes horse 爱打扮,赶时髦的人

princess diana was a real clothes horse. it’s hard to imagine how much she had spent on clothes.

黛安娜王妃是一个很讲究穿戴的人,很难想象她花在衣服上的钱有多少。

此外clothes horse figure 指“衣服架子”,就是那种穿什么都好看的人。

8. talk horse 吹牛

they often talk horsewhen they are free.

他们有空时常常在一起吹牛。

9. one-horse town 落后的小地方

then beijing was a gray, drab, one-horse townwhere the main means of transportation was the bicycle.

那时的北京是一个灰色、乏味、设施简陋的城市,主要交通工具是自行车。

10. horse-and-buggy days 马车时代,以往岁月

the post-industrial crisis always reminds citizens of the horse-and-buggy days.

后工业时代的危机总是能让人们回想起以往的岁月。