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关于动物的英文习语(idioms)

Posted on 2008-05-15 14:05 qiyadeng 阅读(14049) 评论(0)  编辑  收藏

一下是一些收集的关于动物的习语。有些没有翻译的分两种情况,一是从字面意思很容易看出来,而写出来不一定准确的;另外一类是我还不确定其真正的含义。

bear  Bear 熊

  • bear market 熊市-空头市场
  • You can't have your cake and eat it too.鱼和熊掌不可兼得

 

 

 Bird 鸟

  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. bird
  • A little bird told me.
  • a bird's-eys view鸟瞰
  • Birds of a feather flock together.物以类聚
  • eat like a bird吃的很少,食量小
  • Fine feathers make fine birds.人要衣装,佛要金装。
  • give a person the bird喝倒彩
  • Kill two birds with one stone.一石二鸟
  • the birds and the bees有关性的基本常识
  • The early birds catches the worm.早起的鸟儿有虫吃
  • newbie菜鸟

bull

Bull,calf,cattle,cow,ox牛

  • bull market 牛市-多头市场
  • bull session 闲谈,男性之间的谈话
  • like a bull in china shop笨手笨脚
  • to milk the bull缘木求鱼
  • You can't sell the cow and drink the milk.与和熊掌不可兼得
  • why buy the cow when the milk is free.
  • Take the bull by the horns.勇敢的客服困难,挺身而出
  • as dumb as an ox像公牛一般沉默
  • as strong as an ox像牛般强壮
  • dirnk lisk a fish牛饮
  • as stubborn as mule牛脾气
  • talk horse吹牛
  • to eat like a horse食量大如牛
  • to lead a dog's life 牛马不如的生活
  • to cast the pearls before swine对牛弹琴

cat

Cat, Kitten猫

  • A cat has nine lives.
  • cat-and-mouse玩弄,折磨
  • cat burglar蜘蛛盗
  • cat house妓院
  • cat nap/sleep小睡
  • Cat got you tongue?舌头打结
  • bell the cat做危险的事
  • cats and dogs形同水火
  • Curiousity killed the cat.勿多管闲事
  • Let the cat out of the bag.泄漏机密
  • live a cat-and-dog life争吵度日
  • It rains cats and dogs.倾盆大雨
  • There is not even enough room for swing a cat.无转身之处
  • She is a scary cat.很容易受到惊吓
  • While the cat is away, the mice will play.猫去鼠嬉

chicken

Chicken ,cock,hen,rooster鸡

  • a hen party女性聚会
  • chicken pox水痘
  • chicken out临阵脱逃
  • cock-eyed斜眼的
  • henpeck对丈夫作威作福
  • Which comes first,the chicken or the eggs?
  • better to be the head of duck than the ass of a horse宁为鸡头不为凤尾

dalmatians

Dog, doggie, puppy狗

  • a dog in the manager 鸠占鹊巢
  • an old dog can't learn new tricks
  • Barking dogs seldom bite.会叫的狗不咬人
  • doggy bag剩菜袋
  • dog's life生活艰难
  • dog-eat-dog world
  • dog tired
  • a dog chance极有限的一点希望
  • dog's day很热的日子
  • dog-eared书页的折角
  • dog eat dog无情而野蛮的竞争
  • dog sleep小寐
  • Every dog has its day.狗也有出头的日子
  • Let sleeping dog lie.少惹麻烦
  • Love me ,love my dog.爱屋及乌
  • put on the dog装腔作势
  • red dog beer私家酿酒
  • top dog人上人
  • paparazzi狗仔队
  • bite the hands the feed one
  • You can't make a silk purse out of sow's ear.够最终吐不出象牙

fish

Fish鱼

  • cold fish冷淡的人
  • drink like a fish酗酒
  • There are other fish in the sea天涯何处无芳草

Goat,lamb,sheep,kid羊

 

  • as gentle as a lamb像绵羊一样温和 goat
  • a black sheep害群之马
  • follow like sheep盲目顺从
  • separate the sheep from and goats辨别好人与坏人
  • Lock the stable door after the horse is stolen.亡羊补牢

 

Goose鹅

  • as silly as goose像鹅般蠢 goose
  • Fair for the goose is fair for gander
  • goose bump鸡皮疙瘩
  • goose egg考零分
  • gooseflesh鸡皮疙瘩
  • Kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.杀鸡取卵

 

Hog,pig,swine,sow猪

  • road hog挡道的自私驾驶 hog
  • bleed like a stuck pig大量出血
  • eat like a pig吃的多而且吃相不好
  • make a pig of oneself狼吞虎咽
  • Pig may fly.Or to milk the bull.

Horse,pony马

  • Don't put the cart before the horse.不要本末倒置
  • Don't ride the high horse.不要妄自尊大
  • Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest.
  • It is useless to flog a dead horse.鞭策死马,徒劳无功
  • Lock the stable after the horse has gone.亡羊补牢 horse
  • Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.受赠之马,勿探其齿
  • Zeal without knowledge is runaway horse.
  • Don't change horses in mid-stream.
  • a horse of a different color
  • a dark horse黑马
  • from the horse's mouth第一手消息
  • horses sense常识
  • I can eat a horse.
  • one-horse town小镇
  • You can lead a horse to water,but you can't make him drink.师傅领进门,修行在个人
  • Cruise chicks泡马子
  • All lay loads on a willing horse马善被人骑
  • leapfrog
  • piggyback fight骑马打仗

Lion狮子 lion

  • as brave as a lion像狮子般勇敢
  • That software designer still the lion's share of the market.那位软件设计师人人握有大部分的市场
  • Put one's head into the lion's mouth自愿冒险

Monkey猴子

  • monkey/horse/idle/fool around鬼混
  • monkey business恶作剧 monkey
  • monkey on the back某事已成了负担
  • Monkey see,monkey de.有样学样
  • monkey uncle吃惊

 

Mouse,rat鼠

  • as poor as church mouse
  • rat fink告密者 mouse
  • a rug rat指不会走路的小婴儿
  • I can smell the rat.我觉得事有蹊跷。
  • Rats!胡说八道,该死,可恶

Snake蛇

  • a snake in the grass口蜜腹剑的人
  • Once bitten twice shy.一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳。
  • to cherish a snake in one's bosom养护为患
  • crawl蛇行 snake
  • overdo it画蛇添足

Tiger,cub虎

  • ride the tiger骑虎难下
  • the ass in the lions skin狐假虎威
  • How can one get the tiger cubs if one does not enter tiger den?不入虎穴,焉得虎子

 tiger

Other Animal其他

  • as big as a whale
  • as blind as a bat
  • as busy as a bee
  • as pround as peacock
  • as slow as a turtle
  • as slow as a snail
  • as sly as a fox
  • as stupid as a donkey
  • as stubborn as a mule
  • as wise as an owl
  • butterfly effect连锁反应 others
  • to have or get butterfly in one's stomach非常紧张
  • The last straw breaks camel's back.忍无可忍
  • crocodile tears不真诚的同情
  • eat crow不得已认错
  • A deer caught in the headlight.手足无措
  • eagle-eyed眼力好
  • mad as a March hare
  • A leopard can't change his spots.江山易改本性难移。
  • pet peeve不能忍受的事
  • stag party男人的聚会
  • stool pigeon奸细
  • One swallow does not make a summer
  • swan song最后作品
  • white elephant 昂贵而无用的东西。

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