英语翻译:衣服类的趣味俚语
2021-11-30 09:32:46

英语翻译中有许多趣味俚语,在翻译时适当的使用,往往能得到很好的翻译效果!俚语是指通常具有比喻意义,但有时也具有字面意义的短语或常用短语。

 

今天,从业20年的专业翻译公司“彼岸译云”跟你分享关于:关于服装的常用俚语。


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Air one’s dirty laundry in public

家丑外扬

Meaning: to talk about your personal problems and quarrels or argue in front of others

含义:在别人面前谈论你的个人问题,争吵或争论。

Example: Stop fighting you two, no one wants to hear you airing your dirty laundry in public.

例句:你们两个别打架了,没有人想听你们在这里吵闹家务事。

 

All talk and no trousers

只谈空话,不做实事

Meaning: someone who talks about doing big things but doesn’t do anything

含义:只是说大话但从来不做事的人

Example: I told you Eric is all talk and no trousers. He was bragging that he’ll ask Jenny put and he didn’t even say ‘hi’ to her.

例句:我告诉过你埃里克只谈空话,不做实事。他吹嘘说他会约珍妮出来,但他甚至没有跟她打招呼。

 

At the drop of a hat

毫不迟疑地

Meaning: to do something immediately

含义:立刻做某事

Example: Ann was always ready to help at the drop of a hat.

例句:安做好事总是毫不犹豫。

 

Below the belt

不正当,不恰当地

Meaning: beyond what is socially acceptable behavior

含义:超越社会交际可接受的行为

Example: Asking her about her mother’s sickness was below the belt.

例句:询问她母亲的病情是不合适的。

 

Bursting at the seems

过于拥挤

Meaning: to be very full during a meal, for a place to be overcrowded, or in relation to clothes that don’t fit

含义:在吃饭的时候吃得很饱;地方过于拥挤;或者指不合身的衣服

Example: Wow, this club is so packed it’s bursting at the seams.

例句:哇,这家俱乐部太挤了,堵得水泄不通。

 

Caught with one’s pants down

做坏事被逮个正着

Meaning: to be exposed in an embarrassing situation or when you’re not prepared

含义:在尴尬的情况下或你没有准备好的时候被发现曝光

Example: I was expecting the meeting to be next week and I was caught with my pants down when the boss asked me about my project.

例句:我本来期待着会议在下周进行,但当老板问我关于项目的问题时,我被当场问住了。

 

Cut from the same cloth

极为相似,如出一辙

Meaning: said about people who are similar

含义:是极为相似的人

Example: When I talked to her for the first time I knew we were cut from the same cloth.

例句:当我和她第一次谈话时,我就知道我们极为相似。

 

Dressed to the nines

打扮得光鲜亮丽

Meaning: to wear your best clothes/outfit

含义:穿上你最好的衣服

Example: I’m dressed to the nines whenever I go on a date, it makes me feel more confident.

例句:我每次约会都打扮得光鲜亮丽,这让我觉得更有自信。

 

Fit like a glove

非常合适

Meaning: about something that is the right size

含义:关于合适尺寸的事物

Example: I though the wedding dress I chose would need some adjustments, but it fits me like a glove.

我以为我选择的婚纱需要一些调整,但它很适合我。

 

Hand in glove with someone

形影不离

Meaning: to have an extremely close relationship with someone

含义:与某人有着非常密切的关系

Example: John is my closest coworker we do everything hand in glove.

例句:约翰是我最亲密的同事,我们做什么事都形影不离。

 

Have a card up one’s sleeve

心中有数,胸有成竹

Meaning: to have a planned strategy to use when the right time comes

含义:有计划地在适当的时候使用策略

Example: During negotiation I like to have a card up my sleeve.

例句:在谈判过程中,我觉得胸有成竹。

 

Have ants in one’s pants

坐立不安

Meaning: to be nervous or excited about something

含义:对某事感到紧张或焦虑

Example: Kylie’s got ants in her pants, she can’t wait for the trip.

例句:凯丽坐立不安,她对于这次旅行已经迫不及待了。

 

Have deep pockets

资金雄厚

Meaning: to be wealthy

含义:有钱的

Example: The mayor has deep pockets, he can afford a car like that.

市长有钱,他买得起这样的车。

 

Off the cuff

即兴地

Meaning: without any preparation

含义:毫无准备

Example: You shouldn’t make public remarks off the cuff.

例句:你不应该即兴发表公开言论。

 

Pull up one’s socks

振作起来,鼓起精神

Meaning: to try harder at something

含义:在某事上更加努力

Example: You have been slacking off, it’s time to pull your socks up and pass all the exams.

例句:你一直在偷懒,是时候鼓起精神,通过所有的考试了。

 

Put a sock in it

停止讲话

Meaning: to stop talking

含义:停止讲话

Example: Put a sock in it, we can’t hear what they’re saying in the movie.

例句:别说话了,我听不见他们在电影里说的什么了。

 

Put one’s thinking cap on

开动脑筋

Meaning: to think hard about something

含义:努力思考某事

Example: I don’t have an idea for a gift for Janice, I need to put my thinking cap on and come up with something good.

例句:我不知道给珍妮丝买什么礼物,我需要开动脑筋好好想想并想出点儿东西来。

 

Roll up one’s sleeve

卷起袖子,准备行动

Meaning: prepare to work hard

含义:准备努力工作

Example: This semester is going to be hard, we need to roll up our sleeves and get through it.

例句:这个学期很难,我们需要努力度过难关。

 

Wear the trousers

掌权,当家之人

Meaning: to be in charge

含义:负责

Example: Gina wears the trousers in their relationship.

例句:吉娜是他们家的一家之主。

 


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