图说英语词汇 | 8个与脚相关的英语习语

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图说英语词汇 | 8个与脚相关的英语习语

drag your feet
do something very reluctantly; delay doing something
(因为不情愿而)拖拖拉拉地做,磨蹭

  • I suspect the management is dragging its feet on this issue.
    我怀疑管理层是在这个问题上拖延时间。

find your feet
to adjust to a new place or situation
习惯于新环境;(在新的形势下)立足,站稳脚跟

  • Did it take you long to find your feet when you started your new job?
    你刚开始新的工作时适应过程长吗?

jump in with both feet
begin a new experience wholeheartedly
不加考虑就仓促参与

  • That's just like Julie - always jumping in with both feet before she knows the facts.
    朱莉就是这样——总是情况都没搞清楚就先瞎掺和。

to get cold feet
to experience reluctance or fear
(尤指面对结婚等重要事宜时)突然退缩,裹足不前

  • Are you still planning to go camping with us or did you get cold feet?
    你是要跟我们去露营呢,还是你胆怯了?

vote with one’s feet
to physically depart from something as a way of showing disapproval
用脚投票(指退离机构、不再支持、不再使用某产品等)

  • When the price of skiing doubled, tourists voted with their feet and just stopped going.
    当滑雪的价格翻番的时候,游客们都不愿接受,所以干脆就不去了。

have a lead foot
a tendency to drive very fast
爱开快车的倾向

  • So, even among the safer, older group of fans, an intentional lead foot existed.
    所以,即使在更为安全的、年老的车迷那,也有一种先人一步的意图。

on the back foot
at a disadvantage
处于不利境地

  • From now on Labour will be on the back foot on the subject of welfare.
    今后工党在福利问题上将处于下风。

put your foot down
use your authority to stop negative behavior
利用…的权力制止

  • When she started borrowing my clothes without asking, I had to put my foot down.
    她开始连问都不问就把我的衣服借走的时候,我不得不出面制止。

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