酷熱當頭的英文

 

今年夏天熱到爆,全球6月均溫一再飆高,單日最高氣溫屢創紀錄,真是Hot ! Hot ! Hot ! 然而hot除了表示身體感受到外在的熾熱之外,還可以比喻內心備受煎熬的處境。這有哪些常見說法呢?

 

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Hot and bothered –

to be excited, anxious or angry about   對某件事感到焦慮或憤怒

 

John’s hot and bothered about the new neighbors making all that noise every night.
John的新鄰居每天製造噪音,他非常生氣

 

 

Be in hot water –

to be in trouble   有如置身於熱水中,陷入困境、惹上麻煩了

 

Sally is in hot water with her parents for sneaking out the other night.
Sally惹上麻煩了,她前幾天的晚上偷溜出門,她爸媽恐怕會處罰她

 

 

Hot on the trail –

to be very close to catching or finding something or someone   快要抓到或找到某個人或某件事

 

She’s hot on the trail of finding the person who stole her credit card.
她就快就會找到那個偷她信用卡的人了

 

 

Go like hot cakes –

to be selling out fast   就像熱騰騰的蛋糕,比喻東西熱銷

 

The day after Thanksgiving, TV sets sell like hot cakes – the shelves are empty by noon!
感恩節之後那天電視機的銷售量暴增–中午前貨架就全空了

 

 

In the hot seat –

to be in a high-pressure situation where a lot of attention is on you   坐在熱椅上,表示處在高壓艱難的困境

 

Mark is in the hot seat this week.
Mark這禮拜承受很大的壓力、處境艱難

He just got word he has to lay off 10 people by Friday!
他剛接到指示這星期五前他必須資遣10名員工

 

 

Not so hot

to not be very good   與”熱”沒有直接關連,只表示不太好 – 食物不太好吃、身體不太舒服、工作表現不太好 

 

That restaurant we went to last night wasn’t so hot.
我們昨天晚上去的那家餐廳不太好

It was overpriced and the food wasn’t impressive.
價錢太貴了,食物也不好吃

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