之前同大家分享過唔少動物嘅 idioms,例如貓、狗、豬。除此之外,其實有好多 phrasal verb 都同動物有關,可以用嚟形容一個動作、行為表現等等,咁好記嘅片語不妨一齊學吓啦!

 

1. Fish for 試圖讓某人對自己說好話

 

Why are you acting oddly today? Are you fishing for compliments?

為什麼你今天表現得與平常截然不同?你在試圖讓我稱讚你嗎?

 

2. Fish out 從口袋取出

 

She fishes out her house key from the pocket. On the contrary, I must put my key in the wallet to avoid losing it.

她從口袋裡掏出房子鑰匙。相反地,我必須要把鑰匙放在錢包裡,以妨丟失。

 

3. Horse around 胡鬧、搗亂

 

Stop horsing around in the public area! Everybody is looking at you!

不要再在公眾場所胡鬧了,所有人都在看著你呢!

 

4. Beaver away 長時間努力工作

 

My head is swimming. I must have been beavering away at this complicated mathematics question for an hour.

我頭昏腦脹的,在這道複雜的數學問題上努力解決了一個小時。

 

5. Squirrel away 存錢

 

He has squirreled away most of his monthly salary since he was 20. Therefore, he has had considerable savings even though he is still very young.

他從 20 歲起就將大部分月薪存起來。因此,儘管他還年輕,就已經有很可觀的積蓄。

 

6. Duck out of 逃避

 

Under strict law, nobody can duck out of his and hers responsibility.

在嚴謹的法律下,任何人都不能逃避自己的責任。

 

7. Rabbit on 喋喋不休

 

Whenever we talk about animated characters, he is always rabbiting on his figure collections.

每當我們談論動漫角色時,他總是會喋喋不休地介紹他的手辦模型收藏。



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