五顏六色的常用片語,它們到底是什麼意思呢?

英文中有許多有趣片語,運用各種生活元素讓話語活潑起來。今天要跟各位分享裡面包含「顏色」的片語,一起學會這些片語為日常生活增添一些「色彩」吧!

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◎ Red-handed 當場抓到
The teacher caught the boy red-handed and told him to stay after class.

(老師當場抓到那男孩,並且要他放學後留下來。)

 

◎ Green thumb 綠手指
Her father has a green thumb and is able to make plants flourish.

(她的父親有綠手指並能讓植物欣欣向榮。)

 

◎ White elephant 累贅;無用之物
The multifunctional machine turned out to be a white elephant.

(那多功能機器結果只是無用之物。)

 

◎ Golden opportunity 千載難逢的機會
Buck up and start preparing so you won’t miss the golden opportunity to get your first job!

(上緊發條並開始準備,你才不會錯失得到第一份工作的好機會!)

 

◎ Red tape 繁文縟節
The enormous amount of red tape resulted in making it almost impossible for new businesses to start up.

(龐雜的繁文縟節讓新公司幾乎不可能可以開創。)

 

◎ Silver screen 電影產業
After his debut on Broadway, the lead actor spent the rest of his career on the silver screen.

(那主角自從在百老匯初登場後,便花了一生剩餘的時間在電影產業。)

 

◎ Blue collar 藍領
Blue-collar workers stood up for their rights in the demonstration.

(藍領工人們在示威中為他們自身的權利挺身而出。)

 

◎ Blue blood 貴族
Blue-blooded youths tend to live a luxurious life and have no sympathy for the poor.

(貴族青年們過著奢華的生活並對窮人們毫無同情心。)

 

◎ Pink slip 解雇通知
He got a pink slip during the economic depression.

(他在經濟蕭條時期收到了解雇通知。)

 

◎ Tickled pink 樂不可支
The little girl was tickled pink to see her father making faces.

(小女孩看見她的父親扮鬼臉而被逗得樂不可支。)

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