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2013-11-6 8:6:18

【英语口语】up to the hilt

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释义:彻底地,完全地,最大限度地

英语情景对话:

A: I would back him up to the hilt.
我会一直支持他的。

B: Why are you so kind to him?
为什么你对他这么好?

A: He’s my brother.
他是我的哥哥。

B: So that’s how it is! Now he’s in trouble, but I belive he will rise on his own feet again.
原来如此。他现在有点麻烦事儿,但我相信他一定会重新站起来的。

A: Thanks for your belive.
谢谢你的信任。

对话精讲

地道表达

【核心短语】
up to the hilt

【解词释义】
此语中的hilt是“刀剑或其他工具等的木柄”,引申为“彻底地,到极点,最大限度地,完全地”的意思。

【例句-1】
He is up to the hilt in debt.
他债台高筑。

【例句-2】
We will be in it up to the hilt.
我们是准备全力以赴的。

【例句-3】
She's up to the hilt in trouble / in trouble up to the hilt.
她深陷麻烦。

【例句-4】
We have been fighting up to the hilt.
我们一直在倾力抗争。

词海拾贝

on one’s own feet:独立,独自

【例句-1】
If he doesn't stand on his own feet at his age, he'll lose his self-respect.
如果到他这样的年龄还不自立,他会失去自尊的。

【例句-2】
If not, he can hardly stand on his own two feet in the world.
如果没有的话,他很难立足于世上。

【例句-3】I hope he learns to stand on his own two feet someday.

我希望有一天他会学着靠自己。

【例句-4】
Websters want someone who can stand on his own feet.
韦伯斯特公司需要有独立见解的人。

in trouble:陷入困境,倒霉,处于不幸中

【例句-1】
She experienced a joy in helping others in trouble.
她感受到了帮助有困难的人带来的快乐。

【例句-2】
They were up to their necks in trouble with the press.
他们深深卷入了与新闻界的麻烦之中。

【例句-3】
If you are not careful, you'll land in trouble.
要是你不小心就会陷入麻烦中。

【例句-4】
You don't have to be a pessimist to realize that we're in trouble.
不是悲观论者也能意识到我们有了麻烦。

be kind to sb:对......仁慈的

【例句-1】
She has the reputation of being kind to the poor.
她对待穷人仁慈,享有美誉。

【例句-2】
It will pay to be kind to others.
好心会有好报。

【例句-3】
I'm going to be good and sweet and kind to everybody.
我要对每一个人都亲切,温顺,和善。

【例句-4】
They're very kind to the animals.
他们照料动物很细心的。

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