goes against (one's) grain(不合某人的個性)
 
A:Do you want to gamble?
B:No, it goes against my grain.
 
OrI don't like to do it
 
 
Be a man(拿出大丈夫氣概來)
 
A:I don't think it's proper to ask her out.
B:Be a man. Just ask!
 
OrDon't be afraid
 
 
(be) hard-headed(頑固)
 
A:Why does your son have an earring on him? He's a boy!
B:don't be so hard-headed!
 
OrDon't be so stubborn
 
 
(to) have a heart of gold(心地善良)
 
A:Everyone likes Lucy.
B:She has a heart of gold.
 
Orkindhearted
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
That isn't like you(這不像是你)
 
A:I'm beat. I want to quit my job.
B:This isn't like you
 
 
 
Like father, like son(有其父必有其子)
 
A:Frank likes to go fishing as his father does.
B:Like father, like son.
 
 
 
 
A long face(臭臉)
 
A:What'swrongwithSusan?Shegotalongfacethismorning.
B:She has a fight with our boss
 
Orupset
 
 
too many irons in the fire(野心太大)
 
A:What would you say about Mike?
B:He has too many irons in the fire.
 
Ortoo ambitious
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(be) made of the milk of human kindness(很有同情心)
 
A:Hey, do you know that girl?
B:Of course. She's made of the milk of human kindness.
 
Orvery compassionate
 
 
(something) is my cup of tea(正合我心意)
 
A:Do you like the pearl necklace?
B:It is my cup of tea.
 
OrIt's what I want
 
 
(be) penny wise and pound foolish(斤斤計較)
 
A:Ican'tstandheranylonger.She'spennywiseandpoundfoolish.
B:Hey, take it easy. They're only clothes and make-ups.
 
Orshe's narrow-minded.
 
 
Sing the same song(志同道合/處境相同)
 
A:I think his pink shirt is sick.
B:Me too. We sing the same song
 
Orsing the same tone
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
take the wrong attitude(態度不對)
 
A:I worked very hard, but I wasn't promoted.
B:You took the wrong attitude.
 
Or(to) have improper manners
 
 
think big(胸懷大志)
 
A:I just want to run a small shop.
B:A young man should think big.
 
Orhave ambition
 
 
(be) too ready to suspect(疑心太重)
 
A:Who's the woman behind us?
B:John's wife. She's too ready to suspect. She suspects all the women talking to her husband.
 
Or(be) too quick to suspect
 
 
up-and-coming(積極進取)
 
A:He's an up-and-coming young man.
B:That's why Mr. Chart asked him to take charged of the company.
 
Ora spring chicken(生手的人)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You don't have to yell(用不著窮吼)
 
A:That's my sandwich!
B:You don't have to yell!
 
OrWhat are you yelling for?

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