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List of English Idioms
Your salad days are an especially happy period of your life.
Sail close to the wind
If you sail close to the wind, you take risks to do something, going close to the limit of what is allowed or acceptable.
Salt of the earth
People who are salt of the earth are decent, dependable and unpretentious.
You ' ve been late for work too often . This is the last straw . You ' re fired .
你最近遲到次數太頻繁, 叫人忍無可忍, 你被開除了。
Let the cat out of the bag
If you reveal a secret, you let the cat out of the bag.
If you get hitched, you get married.
Get the ball rolling
If you get the ball rolling, you start something so that it can start making progress.
Paper over the cracks
(尤指倉促或有漏洞)隱瞞或掩飾分歧(或錯誤、困難) Critics of government policy argue that the new measures introduced to fight crime are simply papering over the cracks . 批評政府政策的人指責反犯罪活動新措施, 認為純粹是為掩蓋過錯而制定的。
open Pandora's box -to cause a lot of problems that did not exist before 打開潘多拉的盒子﹐引發種種禍患
Pain in the neck
Pie in the sky
不可及的夢想; 渺茫的希望; 不能保證實現的諾言
Their ideas about reforming the prison system are just pie in the sky .
Political promises are often pie in the sky .
What you said is only pie in the sky .
Pick up the tab
A person who pays for everyone picks up the tab.