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除了表示成功,success的其它用法

2017-12-12 16:05

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  Many phrases about success can be specific to a situation or type of event. In our list below we will try to explain not only what these particular idioms mean but also where and how to use them.

  许多success的短语是关于特定的事件或者情况。在下面的列表中,我们不仅要解释这些特定的习语的含义,还要解释在哪里以及如何使用它们。

  1. Dress for success

  穿出成功

  No hidden meanings here, this idiom means you need to dress in clothes or such a fashion that others believe you to be a success in life. We can use it when going for a job interview or a new work proposal.

  这里没有隐藏含义,这个成语意味着穿着的衣服或者品味使其他人相信你是一个成功的人。我们可以在面试或新工作计划中使用。

  I am going to dress for success and put on my best suit for the interview.

  我会为成功而进行穿着,穿着我最好的衣服去面试。

  2. You have got to be in it to win it!

  你必须参与其中才能取得胜利!

  Often used for competitions this phrase is what’s called a call to action too. It encourages the listener to join in a competition, or another exclusive event, to have a chance of winning or being successful.

  这个词通常用于比赛,也可以做行动号召。 鼓励听众参加竞赛或其他独家活动,这样就有机会取胜或获得成功。

  Sign up now; you’ve got to be in it to win it!

  现在就报名,你必须参与其中才能取得胜利!

  3. Key to success

  成功的秘诀

  Just like an actual key opens a door, we can apply this idiom to the thing that is most important to being successful. It has many different uses in both a working environment or in general speech.

  像一个真正的钥匙打开了一扇门,我们可以用这个短语形容对于成功而言最重要的事情。在工作中或者是在普通的谈话中,这个短语有许多不同的用法。

  The key to success as a salesman is communication.

  作为推销员成功的秘诀是沟通。

  4. (be a) howling success

  极大的成功,登封造极

  While the word howl is typically used to describe a loud continuous noise, a howling success is a colloquial expression. It is most frequently used to describe something in the present or past that was very successful.

  Howl通常用来形容巨大的连续的噪音,而a howling success则是一种通俗的表达方式。它常用来形容当前或者过去非常成功的事物。

  Because the first iPhone was a revolutionary product, it became a howling success.

  因为第一代iphone是一款革命性的产品,所以它取得了巨大的成功。

  5. Hit a home run

  取得成功

  Hit a home run is an expression that comes from the sport of Baseball. When a player hit a ball out of the reach of the other team, it was considered a home run and one point was awarded.

  Hit a home run 是一个源于棒球运动的表达。当一名球员击中对方球门时就获得了成功,并且获得了一分。

  This phrase, therefore, has become a standard reference about being successful.

  因此,这个短语就可以表达成功。

  You have hit a home run with that last sale!

  你在最后的销售中取得了成功。

  6. It’s in the bag

  如在囊中,小事一桩

  When someone is very confident that they will be successful, a person could use this idiom to show how sure they are of success.

  当某人确信自己会成功的时候,就可以用这个成语来表明自己对此的把握有多大。

  Don’t worry; I will finish the report in time. It’s in the bag!

  不要担心,我会完成报告的,小事一桩。

  7. Rags to riches

  白手起家

  Rags is a reference to the lousy state of clothing a person who is poor and living on the street may wear. However, rags to riches is used to describe the success of a person who was once very poor and has now become rich or wealthy.

  Rags指衣衫褴褛的穷人或者住在街上的人穿地衣服。然而,rags to riches用来指曾经很穷现在很富有的人的成功。

  The new movie they are making is a rags to riches story and how the main character overcame all of the problems he faced.

  他们制作的新电影是一个白手起家的故事,演绎了主角如何克服他所面临的所有问题。

  8. Bear/ born fruit

  结果实,奏效

  A tree that grows and produces fruit is considered to be successful, therefore when something works well, correctly or successfully we can say it has born fruit.

  一棵生长结果的树被认为是成功的,因此,当一件事情进展很好或成功的时候,我们可以说它已经结出了硕果。

  Once we start advertising about the new restaurant, we will see it bear fruit.

  一旦我们开始为新餐厅做广告,我们就会看到效果。

  9. See the light at the end of the tunnel

  柳暗花明

  Just like a real, long tunnel, when you go inside you cannot see the end. However, as you get closer to the end, you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s like saying that success is not that far away.

  就像一条真正的长长的隧道,当进入里面时,看不到尽头。 然而,当接近终点的时候,可以看到隧道尽头的灯光。这就像说成功不是那么遥远。

  It took a while for us to get new clients but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.

  我们花了好一段时间才找到新用户,现在柳暗花明了。

  10. The sky’s the limit

  潜力不可限量

  When we do well at something, others around us may comment, the sky’s the limit. It means we are so successful that there are almost no limitations to accomplishing whatever we want to do.

  当我们做地好的时候,我们周围的人可能会说我们潜力不可限量。 这意味着我们非常成功,几乎没有任何限制来完成我们想做的事情。

  You paint so well, keep going, the sky’s the limit.

  你画得非常好,继续努力,潜力无限。

  While there are other idioms related to success, we have tried to select the most commonly heard and most frequently used. Do you know any different phrases about success?

  虽然还有其他与success有关的习语,但我们试图选择最常用的习语。 你知道关于成功的其他短语吗?

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