【Chat Room】

" the rain poured down "

pour: It's raining very hard.
下大雨常用"pour" : 倒水之動作;傾瀉
如: It's pouring buckets.

又" When it's rains, its pours."
表示很久沒出現之事,一出現就來勢洶洶

"raining cats and dogs"

由來:18世紀英國,都市中排水系統不好,下大雨時時常淹水並淹死許多野生貓狗,人們看見後便如此說:剛剛下了好多貓狗喔


【Grammar Tip】

My, these chicks talk funny.

my 除了當「我」得所有格以外,還可以當感歎詞,表達出驚訝、開心或是驚慌沮喪。

1. My, look at the time!

2. My, what a lovely gift!

3. My, you kids have a lot of energy!

4. My, that was a wonderful finner party.

 


【Michelle's Class】

cooped up 關起來的
coop 關起來

The hostages were cooped up in a tiny room for two whole days.
這些人質被關在狹小的房間裡整整兩天的時間。

We've been cooped up in the hotel all day because of the snowstorm.
因為暴風雪的緣故我們一整天都被關在旅館裡。


pull through (動詞片語) 渡過難關;撐過去;生存下來

The operation was very successful and the doctors believed the patient would pull through.
手術非常成功,醫生相信這位病人可以存活下來。

pull someone through 幫助某人渡過難關
She said the support of her teammates had pulled her through.
她說隊友的支持幫助她渡過難關。

push through (動詞片語) 擠著通過

We tried to push the baseball fans who were lining up for tickets.
我們試著穿越排隊買票的棒球迷們。

He pushed his way through the crowd and went home.
他穿過人群返回家中。

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