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2015-03-02 10:24   类别:语法   来源:   责编:Estelle


  免费英语学习资料:压垮骆驼的最后一根稻草

  drop a,the,his,etc.bombshell:犹如掷了一颗炸弹,突如其来地宣布使人震惊且通常令人不快的事

  She dropped a bombshell at the meeting and announced that she was leaving.

  她在会上宣布了令人吃惊的消息,说她将要离开.

  It was then that he dropped the bombshell--he wasn't planning to come with us.

  那时他突然宣布一个令人不快的消息,他不准备跟我们一起去了.

  a drop in the bucket/ocean:an amount of something that is too small or unimportant to make any real difference to a situation 沧海一粟;九牛一毛

  $10 million is only a drop in the bucket compared to what is needed to help these people effectively.

  要有效地帮助这些人,1000万美元只是九牛一毛而已.

  the last/final straw; the straw that breaks the camel's back:the last in a series of bad events, etc. that makes it impossible for you to accept a situation any longer 压垮骆驼的最后一根稻草;终于使人不堪忍受的最后一件事(或因素等)

  I've had a terrible day, and this traffic is the last straw,I can't take any more.

  我这一天已经够倒霉了,这样的堵车更是雪上加霜,我受不了了.

  the writing is on the wall:used when you are describing a situation in which there are signs that something is going to have problems or that it is going to be a failure (看出)厄运临头的预兆,不祥之兆

  It is amazing that not one of them saw the writing on the wall.

  令人吃惊的是他们就没有一个人看出大难临头的预兆.

  The writing is on the wall for the club unless they can find $20 000.

  这家俱乐部就要大难临头了,除非他们能筹到2万美元.

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