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美语习惯用语25: around the clock 连续一整天

The boxer is ready to call time on his long career.

这位拳击手准备结束他漫长的职业生涯。

(call time means end)

(call time指结束)

The project failed, we're back to square one.

这个项目失败了,我们得从头再来。

(back to square one means back to the start)

(back to square one 指从头再来)

The restaurant is open around the clock.

这家餐馆24小时营业。

(around the clock means at all times)

(around the clock指连续一整天)

The sales manager was at death's door after his heart attack.

那位销售经理心脏病发作后生命垂危。

(at death's door means very near death)

(at death's door指生命危在旦夕)

Wait until you try the new Yamaha scooters. They'll knock your socks off!

你试驾新款雅马哈摩托之后会感到震惊的!

(knock your socks off means amaze you)

(knock your socks off指让人震惊的)

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