Học cách diễn đạt ấn tượng trong tiếng Anh – bài 11

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IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS 11

  1. face the music: nhận lãnh hình phạt

–> After failing the test, George had to go home and face the music.

  1. back to the old drawing board: làm lại từ đầu

–> I failed English this semester. Well, back to the old drawing board.

  1. Your guess is as good as mine: Tôi có hơn gì bạn đâu nào

–> I don’t know where the manager is. Your guess is as good as mine.

  1. a jack of all trades: đa tài

–> Maria can fix TV, paint house, and build shelves. She’s a jack of all trades.

  1. At night, all cats are grey: Tắt đèn nhà ngói cũng như nhà tranh.
  1. take it lying down: nhịn

–> He just insulted you. Are you going to take it lying down?

  1. lose one’s cool: nổi nóng

–> Try not to lose your cool.

  1. once and for all: dứt khoát

–> She told her would-be husband once and for all that she did not want to see him again.

  1. have a weakness for (sth): mê/thích

–> I have a weakness for chocolate.

  1. Do the math!: Tự tính đi thì biết!
  1. enough: đủ

–> We have enough chairs.

  1. for the time being: trong lúc này

–> For the time being, I do not want to leave the place where I had many memories.

  1. agonize about/over (sth): bâng khuâng suy nghĩ

–> We agonized for hours about which wallpaper to buy.

  1. That’s the last straw!: Chịu hết nổi rồi!

–> That’s the last straw! Could you please shut your mouth up? You said a mouth full already.

  1. consider + noun + noun: xem như

–> In Brother’s Bear, human think a bear is a cold-blood killer whereas they consider human the most dangerous animal in this planet.

  1. be off the mark: lạc đề

–> Mandie: ‘Umm … London, you are off the mark. We are talking about our job not your money.’

  1. go to great trouble: bỏ nhiều công sức

–> You should not have gone to great trouble for helping that guy. He never appreciates what you have done.

 

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