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美语习惯用语11:up for grabs 所有人都可以的

The election is up for grabs, Everything is still very chancy.

选举是公开的,一切都还未尘埃落定。

(up for grabs means available available to anyone)

(up for grabs指所有人都可以的)

I've been out of work since December. Hope I find a new job soon!

我从去年12月就失业了,希望我能尽快找到新工作!

(out of work means unemployed)

(out of work指失业的)

Sure, you can invest a little money, but don't get carried away-people lose lots of money on the stock market.

当然,你可以投资一小笔钱,但不要操之过急——有人在股市里损失惨重。

(get carried away means become overly enthusiastic)

(get carried away指操之过急的)

You may say you're in love with your boyfriend, but you'll be singing a different tune when you find out what he's been up to.

你可能会说你很爱自己的男朋友,但当你知道他的所作所为之后就不这么想了。

(singing a different tune means change your opinion)

(singing a different tune指改变看法)

When Samantha was in her teens she looked ordinary, but in her early 20s she turned into a real knockout!

萨曼莎十几岁时还相貌平平,但她在20出头的时候变得亭亭玉立。

(a knockout is an extremely beautiful woman)

(a knockout指极其漂亮的女人)

Yoga pants are all the rage in North America right now, but in two years probably nobody will be wearing them.

瑜伽裤现在在北美很流行,但两年后可能就没人会穿了。

(all the rage means very much in fashion)

(all the rage指非常流行)

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