crane鶴,通常被用來形容長壽,唸做[kren]
jumbo jet,jumbo是第一隻美國馬戲團的大象,所以jumbo也指大象,或者是巨大
Let sleeping dogs lie.不要打擾睡覺的狗,免得起來咬人,意思是指保持現狀不要輕舉妄動
slow as a snail慢的跟蝸牛一樣
There is a black sheep in every flock.一個團體裡面必有害群之馬。a flock of___也可以指ㄧ群___
March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.是指三月初非常寒冷,但是三月底就變得溫暖
church mouse窮的跟教堂老鼠一樣
The camera is a white elephant.又貴又難用易壞
peacock很驕傲,但是peacock其實是雄的孔雀,母的孔雀叫peahen,公母皆可的是peafowl
chicken很膽小
Hold your house.稍安勿躁
Put the cart before the horse.本末倒置
Let the cat out of the bag.洩露秘密
A leopard can't change tis sport.本性難移
fish in troubled waters.混水摸魚
one swallow doesn't make a summer勿以偏蓋全
It's a fly in the ointment.美中不足
He is as stubborn as a mule.頑固的跟驢子一樣
He is an old fox.老狐狸





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