Carl:Come on, let's go. I have $500 burning a hole in my pocket.
卡尔:来吧,我们走吧 。我很快就会花光口袋里的这500美元 。
Shelly:Where are we going?
Carl:We're going to the track.
I have a tip on a sure thing for one of this afternoon's races.
This is exactly what I need after last week's setback.
Shelly:You mean after losing all of your money last week.
Carl:Right, but all I need to do is to get that monkey off my back and then I'll have a reversal of fortune.
Winning big this afternoon will be the start of a new winning streak.
Shelly:Maybe what happened last week is really a sign of things to come.
Maybe it was the start of a losing streak.
Carl:Don't jinx me with that kind of negativity.
I've always believed that when you meet with a setback, come back with all you've got.
Shelly:Does that mean what I think it means?
Carl:Yes, that's right. I'm plunking down all $500 on that race. I can't lose.
卡尔:是的,没错 。我500美元就全押这次比赛了 。我不能输 。
Shelly:But what if
Carl:Don't say another word.
When I win and get back in my stride, you can say, “Congratulations!”
1.burning a hole in my pocket 花钱如流水
2.reversal of fortune 命运逆转
3.plunking down 砸下