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美语习惯用语24: carry the day 取得成功

Take your time on the exam. You don't get a bonus for finishing quickly.

别着急,慢慢来,提前交卷不能加分。

(take your time means don't hurry)

(take your time指从容地)

Teamwork and training will carry the day.

团队合作和训练将带来成功。

(carry the day means be successful)

(carry the day指取得成功)

I wanted to speak up during the meeting, but I held my peace.

我本想在会上发言的,但我忍住了。

(held my peace means was silent)

(held my peace指缄默不言的)

Tom stole cameras when he worked here. I'll hire him back when hell freezes over.

汤姆在这里工作时偷了照相机。我再也不会雇他了。

(when hell freezes over means never

(when hell freezes over指永远不会)

That's a worthless investment. He's throwing his money down the drain.

那是毫无价值的投资。他把钱都浪费了。

(throw money down the drain means waste money)

(throw money down the drain指浪费钱)

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