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我“方”了!盘点英语里好“方”的习惯表达

作者: 西宁翻译公司  发布时间:2018-06-28 11:29:46  点击率:

并不只有汉语才会把形状变成“我好方”这类的习语的……(这并不是习语好嘛!)

我“方”了!盘点英语里好“方”的习惯表达

“方”,square,在英语里的出镜率可是高得惊人呢。

今天,小编就来盘点一下英语里那些让人“方”了的表述。

to be a square peg in a round hole
方形的钉子插在圆形的孔里,指格格不入

➤ His appearance here is like a square peg in a round hole.
他在这里出现,显得有些格格不入。

to go back to square one
由于受挫或陷入僵局而从头开始

➤ The attempt failed and we had to go back to square one.
尝试失败了,因此我们得重新开始。

be there, or be square
一定要来,不见不散

通常是一种玩笑性质的施压,像是说,晚上party要来哦,谁不来谁是孙子。

➤ There's a bunch of people going to be at John's on Saturday. Be there or be square.
一堆人周六要去约翰家聚会呢,你不能不来哦。

call sth square/square accounts
双方扯平、互不相欠

➤ He deliberately insulted me but I'll square accounts with him one day.
他故意侮辱我,但总有一天我会跟他算账的。

something doesn’t cut any squares with one
不受某事影响

➤ The quarrel doesn’t cut any squares with him. 
他完全不受这场争吵的影响。

to be fair and square
公平对待每个人

➤ I ask no odds, I just want you to be fair and square.
我不要求特殊照顾,我只要求您公正。

to look someone square in the eye
看着某人的眼睛,表示坦诚

➤ He sat me down, looked me square in the eye and said, "I love you." 
他拉我着坐下,看着我的眼睛说,我爱你。

on the square
诚实公正地、正大光明地

➤ We just want this trial on the square.
我们只希望这场审判能够正大光明地进行。

out of square
不一致;不协调

➤ Both reports are from supposedly reliable sources, but they are out of square.
两份报道按说来源都可靠,但两者却有出入。

a square answer
坦诚的答案

➤ He offered us a square answer. 
他给了我们一个坦诚的答案。

to square away
校正或摆好;整顿就绪

➤ He is trying to get all his legal troubles squared away as soon as possible. 
他努力把所有法律上的麻烦搞定。

a square deal
公平交易

➤ The workers were offered a square deal of a 40-hour week and guaranteed overtime.
工人们得到了每周40小时和保证支付加班费的公正待遇。

a square meal
一份完整的、营养丰富的餐食

Three square meals(经常简化为three squares):指早、中、晚传统三餐。

➤ They haven't had a square meal for four or five days.
他们已经四五天没吃上一顿像样的饭了。

to square off
摆好架势准备战斗或比赛

➤ French soldiers squared off with a gunman at a road checkpoint.
在一个公路检查站法国士兵摆开阵势,准备迎战一名持枪者。

to square up
解决或妥协,也指勇敢地与某人或某事对峙

➤ I have something to square up with you.
我有点事要和你商谈解决一下。

➤ The world's most prestigious insurance company was last night squaring up to take on MPs who have accused it of being riddled with corruption.
世界上最负盛名的保险公司昨晚作出回应,要和那些指责其腐败泛滥的议员们较量一番。

to square one’s shoulders
挺起肩膀、胸膛,可指这一动作,也可比喻准备迎接挑战。

➤ You need to square your shoulders for the subsequent task.
为了接下来的任务,你要做好准备。

to attempt to square the circle
做不可能的事

➤ It is easier to square the circle than to get round a mathematician.
从数学家面前混过去比“化圆为方”还难。

to square something with someone
与某人就某事协调或达成一致

➤ I squared it with Dan, who said it was all right so long as I was back next Monday morning.
我征得了丹的同意,他说只要我下周一早上能回来就行。

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