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1.       Like a Fish Out of Water: to feel completely out of place.

Bob always feels like a fish out of water when he is at his girlfriend’s office party.

 

2.       Like Water off a Duck’s Back: no effect on a person

Terry never gets upset when he is criticized. It’s like water off a duck’s back.

 

3.       A Drop in the Ocean: "a very small amount compared to the amount needed".

 A few thousand pounds is a drop in the ocean when you think about the millions that will be spent on this project.

 

4.       Thrown in at the Deep End : to make someone do something, especially a job, without preparing them for it or helping them

 On my first day in this job, I was asked to give a presentation to the board of directors. Talk about being thrown in at the deep end!

 

5.       Swim Against the Tide : to go against the general trend.

 Every now and again in business you have to take a risk and swim against the tide.

 

6.       Make a Splash: to get a lot of public attention.

 If you want your book to be successful, you’ve got to make a splash by having a book launch and throwing lots of parties.

 

7.       To make hay while the sun shines: make the most of your opportunities while you have the chance.

 Well, I have a few more days before I have to return my Ferrari, so I may as well make hay while the sun shines and drive it as much as possible.

 

8.       Come Rain or Shine: whatever the weather.

 I go running every day, come rain or shine.

 

9.       To take a shine to someone : to be attracted to or like someone.

 My dog has really taken a shine to you.

 

10.   Hot Off the Press : freshly printed.

 The news about the CEO’s resignation is hot off the press.

 

Edited by Iris (麦颖)2012 Translation Class

 
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