图说英语词汇 | 9个与问题相关的英语习语

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图说英语词汇 | 9个与问题相关的英语习语

In hot water
In need of help; in trouble
陷入困境;惹上麻烦

  • He found himself in hot water over his comments about immigration.
    他发现自己针对移民事务发表的那些言论给自己惹上了麻烦。

Head (go) south
Decline, get worse
下降,变坏

  • A lot of things may go south, but you absolutely have a lot of reasons to be thankful.
    很多事情可能会让你失意,但还是会有很多的理由让你心存感恩。

(An) uphill climb
A difficult process
向上爬坡,过程艰难

  • Senator McCain says he has an uphill climb to the White House.
    鉴于总体的政治气氛,麦凯恩参议员承认他入主白宫的道路艰难。

Red tape
Difficult bureaucratic or governmental requirements
繁文缛节;官僚作风;拖拉费时的繁琐手续

  • We must cut through the red tape.
    我们必须要克服官僚文牍主义。

(The) last straw
A problem or insult that finally demands a response
(压垮骆驼的)最后一根稻草;使人最终崩溃的一击

  • She’s always been rude to me, but it was the last straw when she started insulting my mother.
    她一直对我很粗鲁,但让我终于无法忍受的是她竟然开始辱骂我的母亲。

Above water
Not in extreme difficulty. Especially said of finances
(尤指财务上)勉强应付过去,惨淡经营

  • The business is in trouble, but we are just about keeping our heads above water.
    公司遇到了一些问题,但我们还得勉强应付下去。

Cut corners
Economize by reducing quality; take shortcuts
(做事)图省事,贪便宜,取捷径

  • Spend freely on the things which will enrich your life and cut corners on those which don’t matter.
    学会在那些能丰富你的生活的东西上花钱,对于无关紧要的物品则能省就省。

Think outside the box
Try to solve a problem in an original way; think creatively
跳出传统的思维框框,以新的眼光看问题,独辟蹊径

  • Instead of telling an interviewer you think outside the box, actually do it.
    与其告诉面试官你很有想法,不如在面试中真正展现出来。

In a jam
In need of help, in a difficult spot
陷入困境,需要帮助

  • Can you go to the meeting of me? I’m in a jam.
    你能代我去参加会议吗?我现在有点麻烦事。

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