1. To cook the books – to record false information in the
accounts of an organisation.
1. To cook the books — 在一个组织的账户上面记录错误或者假的信息。
When the company went bankrupt, it was discovered that one of the directors
had been cooking the books for years.在公司破产的时候才发现一个董事会成员一直做假账做了好多年。
2. To go from/get/jump out of the frying pan into the fire
– to go from a bad situation to a worse one.
2. To go from/get/jump out of the frying pan into the fire — 逃脱小难又遭大难。
She had always had problems with her Sales Manager, so was relieved when he
was sacked. However, she went from the frying pan nto the fire with the new
3. Too many cooks spoil the broth – too many people
managing a job can actually create more problems
3. Too many cooks spoil the broth —人多反误事。
Look, we need to decide once and for all who is managing this project
because we have a situation of too many cooks spoiling the broth at the
4.To Cook Something Up – to organise something
4. To Cook Something Up — 组织事情
Leave the organisational details of the party to me. I will cook something
up and it will be fantastic. You’ll see.
5. To grill someone -to question someone without
5. To grill someone — 不停地质问某人
The police grilled the suspect for seven hours and still couldn’t get a
confession out of him.
6. To boil over (phrasal verb) – when someone cannot
control their anger and start to argue or fight
6. To boil over(动词短语) —
The situation was so tense in the boardroom that people’s tempers were
boiling over by the end of the meeting.
7. To simmer down (phrasal verb) – to become calm
7. To simmer down(短语动词)— 冷静下来
Hey, simmer down and relax. Getting angry won’t change things.
8. To Simmer with rage/anger – to be filled with negative
emotions like rage and anger
8. To simmer with rage/anger — 像愤怒和生气一样充满负面情绪
Susan simmered with rage when she saw the disaster the builders had caused
to the extension
9. To stew(v) or to be in a stew(noun) – to be mentally
9. To stew or to be in a stew — 使其处于烦恼中
After the interrogation, the police let Tom stew for a few hours before
10. Half-baked ideas (informal) – ideas that have not been
thought out enough
10. Half-baked ideas(非正式)—
James is always coming to me with his half-baked ideas on how we can
increase sales. He is so annoying.