口语中关于时间的表达


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  辛达代报为我们带来托福口语中关于时刻的表达,我们在托福口语表达中能够灵敏地运用这些词组,为自己的口语流利度和地道程度加分...

  once in a blue moon: 偶然、千载一时

  I don't usually hang out here, just once in a blue moon.

  kill some time:消磨时刻

  Where shall I go to kill some time?

  at the drop of a hat:动辄

  He was ready to quarrel at the drop of a hat.

  burn the midnight oil:熬夜

  You shouldn't burn the midnight oil.

  nick of time:紧要关头

  His generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time.

  spur of the moment:一时冲动

  He bought the car on the spur of the moment.

  days are numbered:气数已尽、日子寥寥无几

  The old man' s days are numbered.

  Down to the wire:最终时刻、挨近最终期限

  I think the election will got right down to the wire.

  Eleventh hour:最终时刻

  He turned in the report at the eleventh hour.

  From the word go: 一开始

  He's been against the plan from the word go.

  In the long run:长时刻

  The product can help you to save money in the long run.

  Jump the gun:草率行事、急于求成

  Don't jump the gun. We have to be patient for a while.

  put something On hold:稍等

  The decision was put on hold until a meeting of the party's central committee.

  Shake a leg:从速

  Shake a leg! The bus won't wait.

  quick off the mark:立刻举动

  Be quick off the mark if you hear of something promising.

  Step on it:加快

  If he didn't drive faster, we were going to be late, so I told him to step on it.

  Time on one's hands:有空余的时刻

  I've got extra time on my hands.

  Under the wire:在截止日期前, the last minute

  He applied the college just under the wire.

  Until the cows come home:一向的、很晚很晚

  This wine's delicious! I could drink it until the cows come home.

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