你留意过那些包含衣服的英语表达吗?我可以即兴(off the cuff)说出一些来。今天百利天下小编就给大家介绍一下雅思VOA词汇掌故：与衣服有关的词汇表达。
Now, the VOA Special English program, Words andTheir Stories.
Have you ever considered all the English expressionsthat include words about clothes？ Let's see if I canname a few "off the cuff" -- or without anypreparation.
People wear pants to cover the lower part of their bodies. We sometimes say that people whoare restless or nervous have "ants in their pants." They might also "fly by the seat of theirpants" -- they use their natural sense to do something instead of their learned knowledge. Sometimes, people may "get caught with their pants down" -- they are found doing somethingthey should not be doing. And, in every family, one person takes control. Sometimes a wifetells her husband what to do. Then we say "she wears the pants in the family."
Pants usually have pockets to hold things. Money that is likely to be spent quickly can "burn ahole in your pocket." Sometimes you need a belt to hold up your pants. If you have less moneythan usual, you may have to "tighten your belt" -- you may have to live on less money andspend your money carefully. But once you have succeeded in budgeting your money, you willhave that skill "under your belt."
I always praise people who can save their money and not spend too much. I really "take my hatoff to them." Yet, when it comes to my own money, I spend it "at the drop of a hat" -- immediately, without waiting. And sadly, you cannot "pull money out of a hat" -- you cannot getmoney by inventing or imagining it.
Boots are a heavy or strong kind of shoes. People who are "too big for their boots" think theyare more important than they really are. I dislike such people. I really do. You can bet yourboots on that!
Yet, truly important people are hard to replace. Rarely can you "fill their shoes" -- or replacethem with someone equally effective.
My father is an important person. He runs a big company. He wears a suit and tie and a shirtwith sleeves that cover his arms. Some people who do not know him well think he is too firmand severe. They think he is a real "stuffed shirt." But I know that my father "wears his hearton his sleeve" -- he shows his feelings openly. And, he knows how to "keep his shirt on" -- hestays calm and never gets angry or too excited.
Also, my father has never "lost his shirt" in a business deal -- he is too smart to lose all ormost of his money. This is because my father "rolls up his sleeves" -- and prepares to workhard. He often has a special plan or answer to a problem that he can use if he needs it. He islike a person who does magic tricks. We say "he has a card up his sleeve."
This VOA Special English program "Words and Their Stories" was written by Jill Moss.
I'm Faith Lapidus.
1.restless adj. 焦躁不安的;不安宁的;得不到满足的
The animals grew restless as if in anticipation of an earthquake.
2.sleeve n. [机] 套筒，[机] 套管;袖子，[服装] 袖套 vt. 给……装袖子;给……装套筒
His sleeves were rolled up to his elbows.
3.pants n. 裤子
She described him as wearing brown corduroy pants and a white cotton shirt.
1.If you have less money than usual, you may have to "tighten your belt" -- you may have to live on less money and spend your money carefully.
tighten one's belt 节衣缩食
I have to tighten my belt this week.
I spent too much money last month. I better tighten my belt this month or I will be in trouble.
2.Yet, when it comes to my own money, I spend it "at the drop of a hat" -- immediately, without waiting.
at the drop of a hat 立即
He used to fight at the drop of a hat.
I love to travel, I'm ready to go at the drop of a hat.
3.He is like a person who does magic tricks. We say "he has a card up his sleeve."
have a card up one's sleeve 胸有成竹
Bill always has a card up his sleeve, so when his first plan failed he tried another.
比尔经常留有一手， 所以当第一个计划失败后， 他就试行第二个。
Mr Smith always has a card up his sleeve.
你留意过那些包含衣服的英语表达吗？我可以即兴(off the cuff)说出一些来。