My boss is a complete blowhard.
He likes to boast about his accomplishments and acquisitions every chance he gets.
Unfortunately, I seem to be his favorite audience.
Boss:You won't believe what I did over the weekend.
I went mountain climbing and skydiving.
What I wanted to say was, “Uh, spare me!”
But what I said instead was, “Oh, really? How exciting.”It doesn't take much encouragement to get him going.
但我说的是“哦,真的吗?一定很刺激吧 。”不需要多鼓励他 。
Boss:And I found time to test-drive the new McQ sports car yesterday.
I'm thinking of buying one.
Do I really look that gullible?
I knew that the boss didn't have that kind of money, but I didn't let it show on my face and simply said, “That's a very impressive car.”
Boss:I have my eye on a luxury vacation condo by the lake.
Some lucky girl will get to stay there with me.
Now I knew he was blowing smoke, but what could I say?
I just muttered, “Lucky girl,” and left it at that.
What was the point of all that, unless…
1.seem to 似乎
例句:These cookies seem to recapture all the textures and flavors we remember from childhood.
2.want to 想要
例句:Is there anything else you want us to do?
3.think of 认为
例句:It behoves us to think of these dangers.
4.blow smoke 空口白话
例句:I have a lot of people who blow smoke at me.