日期：2019-07-05 / 人气： / 发布者：译声翻译公司
1. Raining cats and dogs
pouring, raining very heavily
Where are you going, can’t you see it’s raining cats and dogs? You’ll get soaked in a minute if you go out now.
你要去哪里，你看不 到下着倾盆大雨吗?如果你现在出去的话，一分钟 内你就会全身湿透的。
They didn’t go to the theme park because it was raining cats and dogs almost all day.
2. Face like thunder
being clearly very angry or upset
I don’t know what was happening, I just saw that a man with a face like thunder was chasing a little boy out of the grocer’s shop.
我不知 道发生了什么事，我只是 看到一个火冒三丈的男人正在从杂货店追一个小男孩。
She didn’t say anything but her face was like thunder; she slammed the door as she left, and we haven’t seen her ever since.
她什么也没说，但她火冒三丈;她离开 时砰地关上了门，从此我 们再也没见过她了。
3. Storm in a teacup
exaggerating a problem, anger or worry about something unimportant
Their debate was only a storm in a teacup – actually neither of them took the problem too serious.
他们的 辩论不过是小题大做而已——事实上，他们两 人都没有把问题看得太严肃。
The reports about the demonstration are a storm in a teacup – there wasn’t as much violence there as they say.
关于示 威游行的报道简直是小题大做——那里没 有他们所说的那么多暴力。
4. Chase rainbows
waste time trying to achieve something impossible
My wife never believed I would make it as an executive manager; she always thought I was just chasing rainbows.
我妻子 从不相信我会成为一名执行经理;她总是 认为我只是在痴人说梦。
Can’t you see you’re only chasing rainbows? There’s no way to get this girl marry you.
难道你 看不到你只是在痴人说梦吗?这个根 本不会女孩嫁给你。
5. Lightning fast
I don’t think we can keep up with him, he’s got a lightning fast bike.
The robbery lasted only a minute, and then the robbers disappeared in a lightning fast car.
6. Head in the clouds
having unrealistic or impractical ideas, daydreaming
Is your sister in love? I see her walking around all day with her head in the clouds.
You have your head in the clouds if you think Mary will come to your birthday party after the nasty things you’ve done to her.
7. Snowed under
having too much to do
I’d love to help you, but I’m completely snowed under at the moment.
Could you come over and fix the tap in the bathroom? But of course, only if you aren’t snowed under, it’s not so urgent.
你能来 浴室修理一下水龙头吗?但是当然，如果你 不忙的时候再来，不是很紧急。
8. Under the weather
ill, sick, feeling unwell, sad or lacking energy
Do you mind if I stay out of work today? I’m feeling under the weather, I may have the flu.
I heard you were ill yesterday. Are you feeling better now or are you still under the weather?