地道美语听力播客:延长期限
日期:2012-08-28 15:49

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播客原文

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Dan:Hello.
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Marcia:Hi, Dan. What's the status on the project? We're still on schedule, right?
玛西亚:嗨,丹o[Ag3Xa%WS。目前项目有何进展?还在按照预定时间进行吗?
Dan:Uh, well, I've been meaning to call you about that. We've had a slight delay.
丹:额,但是,我一直想打电话反映r@hFSz~nw&sLbo=g。我们稍微延迟了一点&CnUg.~0vl3Fr)y1^t
Marcia:What do you mean by “slight”? Are you saying that you won't be able to meet the deadline?
玛西亚:你说“稍微”是什么意思?你是指到截止日期时完成不了任务?
Dan:Not exactly. I'm only asking that you grant us a short extension.
丹:不完全这样9MJjtguEB9A。我只请求你将期限延长一点toXo%)F#7|,(5H*v
Marcia:How short?
玛西亚:延长多久?
Dan:A week or two, tops. We hit a minor snag, but we should have everything up and running in no time.
丹:一个星期,最多两个星期o)S!kc%mh_A+ZH%x,。我们遇到一个小问题,但我们会立即让项目重新运行起来z7CbPa-NWw@uDYpRV
Marcia:If the project has come to a grinding halt, then it doesn't sound like a minor snag. We're running on a tight schedule and we don't have a lot of time to spare.
玛西亚:如果项目突然半路停止,那就不是小问题了CO9agl#Rb!z。我们的时间安排本来就很紧密,实在没有多少空闲的时间Pi8L;osf~,i&x*UBnW
Dan:I know that all too well.
丹:这情况我也十分了解*9Rj@Z)Ce-z+7n
Marcia:Good, then I don't have to spell it out for you.
玛西亚:好吧,那么不用我告诉你怎么做了吧f^8.07gdM0ys43]
Dan:No, you don't. My head is on the chopping block and the clock is ticking.
丹:不,不用Ak@Ot4~s[zKy。时间紧迫,感觉马上要上断头台,而时钟还在滴答作响8n^dXt-7KlpEuUPLJaO

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俚语解说

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Idiom:on the chopping block
Meaning:at risk of being laid off or terminated;
受到解雇的威胁;期限快到

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Chopping block意为砧板;剁肉板;切菜板_+JSNvz3~o

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Usage note:当 project 即将完成的重要关头, 项目头子对属下叮咛或艰难的实验, deadline 在即时可以运用这个短语WpjK1M8CBok~f。其次在千万不能出错的情况下, 也可以使用此短语%6w2hp-&Uat

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Example:
1.If you mess this up, our whole future is on the chopping block. 如果你把这事儿搞砸了, 我们的整个未来就受到严重威胁66w]0jee3p

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2. For you to vote against the president after all he has done for you would be to put your head on the chopping-block.
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重点单词
  • extensionn. 伸展,延长,扩充,电话分机
  • slightadj. 轻微的,微小的,纤细的,脆弱的 vt. 轻视,
  • statusn. 地位,身份,情形,状况
  • minoradj. 较小的,较少的,次要的 n. 未成年人,辅修科
  • blockn. 街区,木块,石块 n. 阻塞(物), 障碍(物)
  • grantn. 授予物,补助金; 同意,给予 n. 财产转让 vt
  • delayv. 耽搁,推迟,延误 n. 耽搁,推迟,延期
  • spareadj. 多余的,闲置的,备用的,简陋的 v. 抽出,饶