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สำนวนอังกฤษ / English Idioms (14)


สำนวนอังกฤษ / English Idioms (14)
 
Idioms / Phrases / Slangs
 

 

 
go on a bender
= การดื่ม(สุรา)อย่างบ้าคลั่ง / การดื่มฉลองอย่างสุดเหวี่ยง
 
 
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Benefits of hindsight / with the benefit of hindsight
= จากบทเรียนที่ผ่านมา
= ความหยั่งรู้/ความฉลาด หลังเหตุการณ์
 
หมายเหตุ: สำนวนนี้หมายถึง การตระหนักรู้ถึงเหตุการณ์(บทเรียน) และทราบว่าควรจะทำอย่างไรต่อไป

– Realizing or knowing after the event what could or should have been done.
 
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bottle up (v)
= ปิดกั้น
 
bottle up something
– 1. to not express something.
She bottled up her emotions throughout the tournament.
The more you bottle that anger up, the more likely it is that it will explode.
– 2. to keep something from making progress.
The French navy had bottled up the British navy.
Lawmakers in key positions can bottle things up for months.
 
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run out of steam (idiom)
= สุดสายป่าน
= หมดแรงข้าวต้ม
= ละความสนใจ / ไม่สานต่อ
run out of steam (British, informal, American & Australian, informal)
– to suddenly lose the energy or interest to continue doing what you are doing.
She’d been talking for two hours and was just starting to run out of steam.
I worked really well for two months of the project then I suddenly ran out of gas.
 
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off balance
= เสียสมดุลย์ / เสียศูนย์
= อยู่ในภาวะที่ประหลาดใจ หรือ มึนงง
= สับสนอลหม่าน
 
– surprised or confused.
Policy makers were caught off balance by the speed and success of Canada’s efforts to ban the weapons.
Usage notes: often used with keep or throw:
The stories were part of an effort to keep the antiwar movement off balance.
 
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set in
= เริ่มต้น / ก่อตัว
 
– to begin> If the wound is not treated, infection may set in. In winter, darkness sets in so early!
 
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One response

  1. Chakeaw

    very nice

    มกราคม 23, 2008 ที่ 11:47 am

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