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道地英文隨口說!生活、工作都萬用的英文片語

什麼是片語(Phrase)?片語又稱為短語,在文法概念中,片語指完整句子中的片段。片語的總類很多種:名詞片語、形容詞片語、動詞片語、不定詞片語。

想要像外國人一樣講一口道地的英語,那就要大量使用片語,下面列出幾組實用片語,大家可以將他活用在句子裡來代替某些單詞,會讓你的英文聽起來更為生動喔!
 


1. get the sack 被解聘
→The executive got the sack after being found involved with a case of bribery.
2. on the ropes 岌岌可危
→Paula's job has been on the ropes since she was found having something to do with the piracy.
3. between a rock and a hard place 進退維谷
→She will offend either her boss or her boyfriend after making the decision, so she's doing between a rock and a hard place.
4. alive and kicking 活蹦亂跳的
→Despite his great age, Ben is still alive and kicking.
5. up and down 身體(心情)時好時壞
→How's your mother? I'm afraid she's up and down.
6. fool around 閒蕩、游手好閒
→The workers always fool around when the supervisor steps out.
7. take pride in 以...為榮
→She took great pride in the success of her three children.
8. in vain 無效
→Their efforts were not in vain.
9. go bananas 發狂
→Stop teasing him he is going bananas.
10. bury the hatchet 和解
→Several generations later, at last the two families buried the hatchet.

11. lose one’s head 驚慌失措
→Do not lose your head in an emergency.
12. head for 向…前進
→We are heading for the Big Apple-New York, USA.
13. not merely 不僅僅
→You are too ruthless, not merely to your part-timers.
14. shoulder to shoulder 同心協力
→Students walked shoulder to shoulder into the arena.
15. sooner or later 遲早
→Sooner or later, our “cute” children will leave us.
16. upside down 顛倒
→She turned the purse upside down, looking for a gold coin.
17. on tap 可隨時取用的
→Information on the Internet is on tap and free.
18. tell apart 辨別
→The bank teller cannot tell apart the counterfeit note and the real note.
19. in view of 鑒於
→In view of her health, we recommend that she live in the sanatorium.
20. be in vogue 流行
→What colors and textiles are in vogue this winter?

21. break loose 發作
→After he read the memo, his anger broke loose.
22. in season 旺季
→Buy some more pineapples; they are in season.
23. second to none 最出色的
→Second to one, we are number one.
24. twist someone’s arm 說服,強迫
→Do not twist her arm to marry you. It will end up unhappy.
25. at will 隨心所欲
→You can come visit the kids at will anytime.
26. freeze out 排擠
→Convenience stores have frozen out traditional grocery stores.
27. be in full flow 滔滔不絕
→He is eloquent. He is always in full flow.
28. freshen up 梳洗
→Go freshen up and get ready for breakfast.
29. keep on the hop 忙碌
→I kept on the hop all day long.
30. be above board 公開的
→We are brokers; every deal has to be above board.

31. bump into 偶然遇見
→I bumped into my high school teacher in the library.
32. in a body 全體一起
→These salesmen decided to quit in a body.
33. boil over 失去控制
→We can see that the demonstration is going to boil over.
34. by crook 千方百計
→She bought our manor by the beach by crook.
35. over and above 另外
→Over and above the monthly salary, we will give you bonus.
36. by rights 照理說
→By rights, we have three days off every two weeks.
37. muddle through 僥倖過關
→We will not have financial crisis, we can just muddle through.
38. in name only 有名無實的
→Our relationship as father and son exists in name only.
39. ought to 應當
→I think the judge ought to reopen the case.
40. pair off 配對
→His parents intended to let him and his cousin pair off.

41. take pains to 努力
→I promise I will take pains to improve my English proficiency.
42. read into 誤解
→You read too much into his word; he did not mean to insult you at all.
43. there’s no telling 無法知道
→There’s no telling what will happen to this city in fifty years.
44. that is 換句話說
→His mouth will be sealed; that is, you can definitely trust him.
45. as blind as a bat 有眼無珠
→Frankly speaking, you are as blind as a bat.
46. after a fashion 勉強,多多少少
→The acrobat was educated after a fashion.
47. keep pace with 並駕齊驅
→We have to keep pace with the development of computer technology.
48. in a body 全體一起
→These salesmen decided to quit in a body.
49. the fat is in the fir 闖了禍、惹了麻煩
→You humiliated her in public. Now the fat is in the fire.
50. needless to say 用不著說
→Needless to say, she was bailed by her lawyer again.

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