第二篇 能力与智慧 (下)
21. 找到窍门get the hang of
I’ve now got the hang of learning English verbs.
22. 占上风 gain the upper hand
At the beginning of the game our team gained the upper hand. But by and by, we lost our strength.
23. 有资格 be in a position.
You’re not in a position to talk to him like that; He’s the boss there.
24. 恭维话 blarney
Only a fool will believe your blarney.
25. 上圈套 rise to a bait
Mr.Zhao again rose to the bait set by the guys.
26. 头脑有点不正常 have a few buttons missing
Anyone who says that must have a few buttons missing.
27. 见机行事 play to the score
When you are there with them, play to the score. Never act on impulse.
28. 唆使 put somebody up to
There must be someone who had put him up to that.
29. 心有余而力不足 The spirit is willing, but the flesh is week.
30. 轰动全世界set the world on fire
He boasted that if he could find the solution to the problem, the result of it would set the world on fire.
31. 盲从 follow like sheep
They actually know nothing about what fashion is. They’re only following others like sheep.
32. 听其自然 let things slide
With things as such, we’ll have to let things slide.