1. Come up smelling of roses 名聲完好地擺脫局面
The manager was rumored to be fired due to his poor attitude towards the staff. However, he came up smelling of roses when he recently got promoted.
2. Shrinking violet 靦腆的
I can’t believe that she is going to join the English public speaking competition! She is clearly no shrinking violet like we thought.
3. Gild the lily 畫蛇添足
The painting is amazing, you should not add anything extra, otherwise it would be gilding the lily.
4. As fresh as a daisy 精神飽滿的
Although she only had 3 hours of sleep yesterday, she looks as fresh as a daisy this morning.
5. Set the heather on fire 引起騷動
The new policy on social welfare has set the heather on fire and aroused a lot of concerns.