【Chat Room】

He stepped on his toes.
1. 踩到腳
2. 冒犯他人;踩他人痛處;侵犯他人工作

keep someone on their toes

使某人踮腳
→ 使某人專注於他的工作而不是打混



【Michelle's Class】

call name (idiom)
- name 在此不是指名字,而是罵人用的難聽話
- call someone names : 謾罵某人

- Bullies at school call him names and beat him up a lot.
 學校裡的惡霸常常用難聽的話罵他又打他。

whine (v) [hwAIn] 嘀咕;發牢騷
- 現在分詞: whining
- Sandra's mother told her to stop whining.
 珊卓拉的嗎媽要她停止發牢騷了。

- 用某件事發牢騷用: about
- Adam whined about how terrible his boss was.
 愛德報怨他的老闆有多麼可怕。

gripe (v) [gArIp] 發牢騷;抱怨
- Patrick is griping about his little brother again.
 派屈克又在抱怨他的弟弟了。

- gripe 亦可當名詞,表示 不滿或牢騷
- My main gripe is that the heater doesn't work in the hotel room.
 我最大的抱怨就是旅館的房間的暖氣是壞的。


【Phrasal Verbs / Idoms】

pick up someone (phr v) 接(人);載(人)
- I'll pick you up at 7o'clock.
 7點鐘我開車來接你。

pick on (phr v) 找碴;找麻煩
- Why pick on me every time?
 為什麼每次都怪我?

pick apart (phr v) 撕碎;拆散;大肆攻擊
- He picks apart everything.
 他大肆攻擊任何東西。

pick up one's feet (phr v) 抬起腳來;腳步加快
- The long line of ants picked up their feet.
 一長列的螞蟻加快速度。

pick a fight (idiom) 主動挑起爭端;找人打架
- He tried to pick a fight with me about it but I refused to discuss the matter.
 他極力想就那事挑起爭端, 但我絕不談論此事。

pick up the scent (idiom) 聞到氣味;追蹤氣味

 

pick up speed (phr v) 加速
- We reached the outskirts of town and began to pick up speed.
 我們到達市郊後開始加速。

pick and choose (idiom) 挑挑撿撿;精挑細選
- We had to find a flat in a hurry -- there was no time to pick and choose.
 我們只好匆忙找套房子 - 沒有時間挑選了。


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