Session III: That's Not Nice(真不够哥们）
1. Drive Someone Up a Wall = annoy someone GREatly
可以用 drive someone up a wall 来表达惹恼某人，就象把某人赶上墙一样。
A: Wow! What a GREat set of drums!
B: Yeah, they're GREat, but I can't play on them when my folks are at home. They say I drive them up a wall with all the loud banging.
A: I get the same thing at home. My folks tell me that I annoy them and get them really angry whenever I turn up the volume on my stereo.
2. String Someone Along = lead someone on dishonestly
Liz had high hopes of marrying Dean. When he ran off with another woman, she realized that he was just string her along. She had felt very strongly about him and was really hurt to see that he was deceiving her and had no intentions of ever marrying her.
3. Sell Someone Down the River = betray someone
A: I heard that poor Jud Landed up in jaid.
B: Yeah. His so-called girlfriend sold him down the river and claimed the reward on him.
A: I can't understand that. I thought she was devoted to him.
B: She couldn't have been very devoted to him if she betrayed him and informed the police about his hiding place.
A: That just goes to show you what people will do for money.
4. Leave Someone High and Dry = abandon someone
A: Say, Jill. I thought that John was going to help you do the dishes tonight.
B: So did I. But he left me high and dry.
A: Where did he go?
B: Well, he got a call from some of his pals at work to go bowling, and he left me alone to do all this work without any help at all!
5. Spill the Beans = reveal a secret
A: Did you know that Harry was going to take Kathy on a Caribbean cruise?
B: Yes, I did. He was planning on surprising her with the tickets for their anniversary, but someone spilled the beans.
A: What a shame! That was supposed to have been a surprise.
B: Yes, it's too bad that someone told her about the trip beforehand and ruined Harry's surprise.
A: That's OK. Her enthusiasm was not dampened in the least!
俚语含义：a weak or vulnerable factor唯一致命的弱点
例：Ah beer!My Achilles ' heel!
Achilles,the hero of Homer's Iliad,the son of Peleus and Thetis and slayer of Hector.The legend of Achilles has it that he was dipped into the river Styx by his mother in order to make him invulnerable.His heel wasn't covered by the water and he was later killed by an arrow wound to his heel.
Skit:From "the Simpsons":
Homer :Mmmm...Forbidden donut!
My one weakness ..my Achilles ' heel!!
Can you believe it?The donut ranger gave me a ticket for driving too slow!
1.boo-boo:A boo-boo is a small mistake or minor injury.
I made a boo-boo in my presentation — I hope no one notice it!
"Boo boo" comes from the crying sound a child makes when he is injured——'boo hoo'(见第三条解释）
2.boo!: (interjection) Used to express contempt,scorn ,or disapproval or to frighten or surprise another.
They booed Chris off the stage.
Tobby booed and hissed during his Jerry's stand-up show to show support,which totally ruined Jerry's show!
Jerry:"Booing and hissing are not part of the show .You boo puppets.You hiss villains(坏人，恶棍） in slient movies."
3.boo-hoo:the crying sound of a child ——used to mock people when they complain too much
I've got no time sitting here listen to your boo-hooling.
Phoebe's pregnant with three babies and had to pee frequently:
Phoebe:(angrily) That's like the tenth time i've peed since i've been here !
Monica:bpp hoo!That's also like the tenth time you told us.
breaker:one who suggested break-up of the relationship
breakee:one who's dumped in a relationship
Gwen had always been a breaker in her past romantic relationship and she couldn't believe that she too could end up being a breakee.
Their marriage broke up.
Before they go to a party together ,George and his girlfriend Gwen break up.
在去参加一个晚会之前，George 跟他的女朋友Gwen 分手了。
George:I can't go to that party now.Gwen will be there .
Kramer :Well she should be the one who shouldn't go.
Jerry :Yeah when couples breaks up they have plans to go a neutral place ,who withdraws ,what's yhe etiquette?
Kramer :Excellent question.
Jerry :I think she should she should withdraw .She's the breaker,and he is the breakee!He needs to get on with his life!
Elaine :I bet the different.He is the losser,and she is the victor.To the victor belong the spoiled.
To become popular受人欢迎，流行
Skateboarding catches on among the kids realfast.
U2's new hit caught on really quickly.
George (on the left) is a baldingman.(George 日渐秃顶）
Kramer :Well maybe baldness will catch on.
George :Hey ,believe me ,baldness willcatch on.When the aliens come ,who do you think they're gonna relate to?Who do you think is gonna be the first ones getting a tour of the shio?
George : 嘿，相信我吧，秃顶肯定会变成一种时尚，哪一天当外星人来到地球时，他们会跟谁更亲近些？你想想谁会先被请去参观他们的飞船？
The popular images of the aliens are all hairless in madern movies ,as if they are the next kin to the bald people.That's why George is saying that people will want to become bald in the future to look like the alien's relatives.