图说英语词汇 | 9个与Geographical Feature(地理特征)相关的英语习语

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图说英语词汇 | 9个与Geographical Feature(地理特征)相关的英语习语

Across the Pond
On or to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean
大西洋彼岸

  • Tourist numbers from across the pond have dropped dramatically.
    来自大西洋彼岸的游客数量已急剧减少。

Back Forty
A remote and uncultivated or undeveloped piece of land of indefinite size
一块遥远的、未开垦的或未开发的不定大小的土地

  • They couldn’t contact the farmer right away because he was out plowing the back forty.
    他们无法马上联系上那个农民,因为他在外开垦一块很远的荒地。

Over the Moon
Extremely happy
非常高兴,非常快活

  • She was over the moon about/with her new bike.
    她得了辆新自行车,快乐极了。

King of the Hill
At the top of one’s field; the most influential person in a given field or area
在某一领域或区域中最有影响力的人

  • MySpace quickly gave way to Facebook, and Facebook remains the king of the hill.
    聚友网很快让位给了脸书,而后脸书一直保持着这一领域的王者地位。

Go with the Flow
To accept the way things naturally seem to be going
顺其自然;随从大家的意见;随波逐流

  • Start detaching your mind and emotions and just go with the flow when you are having a conversation.
    开始摆脱你的想法和情绪吧,谈话时只需要你顺其自然。

Over the Hill
Past one’s prime
过了巅峰期;年老不中用

  • He doesn’t take kindly to suggestions that he is over the hill.
    他不爱听别人说他风光不再。

The Coast Is Clear
We are unobserved; it is safe to proceed
已无危险;没有被发现(或抓住)的危险

  • You can come out now, the coast is clear.
    现在你可以出来了,危险已经过去。

Test the Water(s)
Experiment with something cautiously
试探(人们对某事的意见)

  • You should be cautious when getting involved and test the water before committing yourself.
    参与其中时一定要小心谨慎,表态之前最好试探一下。

Water Under the Bridge
Something in the past that’s no longer worth worrying about
已成往事,不可改变的既成事实

  • Yes, we did have our disagreements but that’s water under the bridge now.
    是的,我们确实曾经不和,但那已是陈年往事了。

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