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“As clean as whistle”意思是“和口哨一样干净”吗?不是的!

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英语教学 2021-02-25 08:08

blow the whistle

“blow the whistle”所表达的意思是“告发、揭发”,人们把揭发者称为“whistle blower”。

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[例句]

1.He was dismissed when he tried to blow the whistle on the safety problems at the factory.

当他试图揭发工厂安全问题的时候,他被解雇了。

2.She didn't mean to blow the whistle on him.

她不是存心告发他的。

3.When he discovered his boss was taking bribes, he blew the whistle and wrote his congressman about it.

当他发现他的上司受贿以后,他就告发了。他写信把情况告诉了来自他居住地区的国会议员。

4.Last week, Mary finally blew the whistle on him and the company investigated him and decided to fire the man.

上星期,玛丽终于把这事揭发出来了。公司经过调查已经决定解雇那个经理。

as clean as whistle

短语“as clean as whistle”所表达的意思是“事物极其干净或某人没有任何前科或污点”。关于它的来源有很多种,有人认为它源于人们吹奏芦苇或木制哨子时所发出的清脆声音。

[例句]

1.He may come across as someone who could’ve been involved in that robbery, but I have checked his records and they’re as clean as a whistle.

他让人觉得极像上次参与劫案的劫匪,可我查了他的档案,并没有什么不良记录。

2.Lily always keeps her desk as clean as whistle.

丽丽总是保持她桌面的整洁。

3.I’ve never even been issued a speeding ticket – my driving licence is clean as a whistle.

我从来没收到过一张超速罚单,我的车本上一分都没扣,毫无污点。

4.Jen is a bit of a neat freak. She keeps her desk clean as a whistle.

珍是一个酷爱整齐的人,她的办公桌总是打扫得极其干净整洁。

5.You’ve really tidied it up here – it’s as clean as a whistle!

你真的认真地做了扫除,这里看起来特别干净!

whistle for it

短语“whistle for it”意为“休想得到、痴心妄想”,一起来看几个例句吧!


[例句]

1.You can whistle for it as much as you like, this is an heirloom of our family and will stay with us!

随便你怎么想,这是我们的传家宝,你休想得到!

2.I owe my butcher 10, but he can whistle for it.

我欠肉商10镑,但他休想得到这笔钱。

3.If he wants the book by the end of this week he will have to whistle for it ; I can' t finish it until next weekend.

要是他在本周末就要这本书,那是办不到的;我要到下星期末才能看完。

whistle in the wind

短语“whistle in the wind”所表达的意思是“白费口舌”。


[例句]

You ask him to give up is like a whistle in the wind.

你叫他放弃简直是白费口舌。

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