地道美语听力播客:惹事生非
日期:2012-08-24 14:11

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播客原文

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Connie:I just got a call from Ron's agent. He's in hot water again.
康妮:我刚接到罗恩经纪人的电话BhX_qn79;Of。他又遇到麻烦了nmdOcT,6g2idJY)Tu
Walt:Not again! What did he get up to now?
沃尔特:不会吧!这回他惹了什么事?
Connie:He got into another fight outside of a bar, and he's in police custody right now cooling his heels. I don't know what he was thinking.
康妮:他在酒吧外面又跟人打起来了,现在他被警局监禁了,肯定又耐不住性子;w%baD0_Yjs_!。我不知道他是怎么想的R3jLv)[tbqDK-K
Walt:It's the off-season, so I can understand him wanting to blow off some steam. But doesn't he realize what he's doing to his image and reputation?
沃尔特:现在是淡季,所以我能理解他想发泄一下STH@K.YaGR#。但是他难道就没意识到自己的所作所为会有多么的影响形象和名声?
Connie:They don't call him the bad boy of basketball for nothing. I guess it's our job to do some damage control.
康妮:他们可不认为他是除了打篮球什么都不会的坏男孩Y^sH!5LreAvEA=cQ%8d^。我想防范他再做损害是我们的工作b@5~,p1D&K7C2uz4OZk
Walt:Yeah, and fast. Once the press gets a hold of this, they'll have a field day.
沃尔特:是的,并且要快#2W)o#50R[cnc。一旦被媒体抓住把柄,他们就有机会大做文章了=Y!9o;7hB,I
Connie:It's going to be a long night.
康妮:今晚可是漫长一晚啊W@1~HR,AXpt,*
Walt:Not as long as Ron's.
沃尔特:与罗恩比起来还好l4B;S+w)xk*~r
Connie:Serves him right!
康妮:他是罪有应得!

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俚语解说

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  汉语口语中“久等”或“足足等了”之类的概念可以用Cool one's heels来表示7C8y]RBlHrH。比如:I have left cooling my heels since seven o'clock. 此语源于古时,人们一般骑马外出,当马走的路程太长或太疲惫时,马蹄就会发热,骑马的人必须停下来,让马休息,一直到马蹄凉下来再走1O*%=,N^xfc5

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Idiom:cool one's heels
Meaning:to wait (for someone); to wait for something to happen.
久等;奈不住性子

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  注:但值得注意的是,英语cool one's heels作为“久等”或“足足等了”的地道表示法,只能用于“白白等了”的情景之中,若“久等”而“白等”时就应该用be kept waiting来表示k|%Y!5fZ@s^。比如:对不起,让您久等了FSnsm4,o@1%1lxq=tN。I'm sorry to have kept you waiting.

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Example:
1. Newspaper reporters must learn to accept cooling their heels as part of their job.
报社记者必须学会久等,这也是他们的一个任务WLGYu7mK3y5NCr-o_2

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2. Asking him to wait? He had no patience in cooling his heels.
让他久等?他是耐不住这个性子的1P.N]H.wJn6

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