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  1. Elevator Music – Pleasant and sometimes annoying music that is played in public places

  1. Elevator Music——在公共場合播放的愉快的,有時是惱人的音樂

  “Apart from finding shopping malls boring, Keith finds the elevator music that is played particularly irritating”。


  2. Ring a bell – If something rings a bell it reminds you of something even though you cannot remember it very well。

  2. Ring a bell——某件事讓你想起了什么,盡管你記得不是很清楚。

  “Yes, the song rings a bell but I am not sure exactly where I’ve heard it before”。


  3. For a song – when you buy or a sell something very cheaply

  3. For a song——買或者賣出非常便宜的東西。

  “I bought this car for a song”。


  4. Like a broken record - someone who repeats the same thing over and over again (very annoying)

  4. Like a broken record——重復某件事的人(特別煩人)

  “I’ve understood you want me to clean the bathroom. Stop going on like a broken record!”


  5. Blow your own trumpet - boasting about your talents and successes

  5. Blow your own trumpet——吹噓自己的才能和成功

  “Sometimes it is not a bad thing to blow your own trumpet. After all, if you don’t, who else will?”


  6. Jam session - playing improvised music in an impromptu setting. This could happen at a dinner party with friends。

  6. Jam session——在沒有預先準備的場合下彈奏即興音樂。可能發生在和朋友的晚宴上。

  “After dinner, Tom and Harry got their guitars out and started a jam session. It was wonderful。”


  7. Call the tune – to be in a position of authority to give orders and make important decisions

  7. Call the tune——位于權威地位,下達命令,做出決策。

  “Peter was always the person who called the tune in our team。”


  (There is also another idiom “to call the shots” that has a similar meaning)

  (另一個詞組to call the shots意思相同)

  8. Blow the whistle – to report an illegal or unacceptable activity to the authorities。

  8. Blow the whistle——向權威部門舉報不合法、不能接受的行為。

  “Janet came under a lot of pressure from her colleagues when she blew the whistle on what was going on in the bank。”


  (a whistle blower is the noun – “more recognition needs to be given to the courage it takes to be a whistle blower“。)

  (whistle blower是對應的名詞——“應該向做舉報人的勇氣給予充分重視”)

  9. Music to one’s ears – to hear exactly what you want to hear

  9. Music to one’s ears——聽到你想要聽和喜歡聽的內容

  “The ringing sound of the cash tills is music to my ears!”


  10. Face the music - accept punishment for something

  10. Face the music——承擔某事的懲罰

  “There’s not a lot we can do, so we are going to have to face the music。”


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