American Idiom

Over the hump

Submitted by Jenny on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 09:07

Over the hump 是指度過最困難時期,已度過一半時間。那為什麼星期三是Over the hump day呢?一般來說,工作天或是上課天是星期一到星期五,星期三剛好是過了一半的時間,因為如此,大家統稱星期三是Over the hump day。大家普遍在這天都會很高興,因為在過兩天就是weekend囉!

This project wasn't easy but we are over the hump now. 這個計畫不容易,但我們度過了困難的階段!
Cheer up, today is over the hump day! 高興點,今天是星期三囉!

American Idioms - 美國片語-Learn the ropes

Submitted by Jenny on Wed, 09/21/2011 - 13:54

Learn the ropes - to learn the basics of something 從基礎學起

You have to learn the ropes when you start a new job. 當你開始一個新工作時,你要從基礎學起。
You have to learn the ropes first before you can start working on more difficult tasks. 你要先把基礎學好,然後可以做比較困難的工作。

American Idioms - 美國片語 - In a Nick of Time

Submitted by Jenny on Tue, 09/20/2011 - 11:18

In a Nick of Time: Just in time 及時

You finished your paper in a nick of time!
Sarah got to the conference in just a nick of time!