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“big fish”可不只是“大鱼”!

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big fish
phr. 指要人、巨头等

a big fish in a small pond
小池塘中的大鱼(指小圈子里的大人物)
In South Africa, Jani was a big fish in a small pond.
在南非,贾尼可谓是“塘中无鱼虾为大”。

fish
 
n. 鱼;鱼肉;笨蛋;新手;新囚犯
v. 钓鱼;捕鱼;摸索;搜寻

an odd fish
古怪的人,难以理解的人

He's a bit ofan odd fish—he's never been out of his house for years.
他这个人很古怪——多年来深居简出。

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fish out of water
因环境不熟悉而感到不舒服或尴尬的人
With my working-class background I feel like afish out of wateramong these people.我出身于工人阶级,在这些人中感到很不自在。

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poor fish
愚蠢而又可怜的家伙

He is apoor fish.
他是个倒霉蛋!还有

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drink like a fish
豪饮;牛饮;酗酒
Theydrink like fish, chain-smoke, and snort illicit substances.
他们酒不离口,烟不离手,还吸食违禁药物。

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have other fish to fry
have bigger fish to fry
另有更重要的事情要做
I mentioned the project to him but he clearlyhad other fish to fry.
我跟他提到了此项目,但他显然有更重要的事情要做。

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neither fish, flesh, nor fowl
不伦不类;非驴非马
Like suburbia itself, Margot wasneither fish, flesh, nor fowl: an urban matron dressed as a countrywoman.
郊区既不是城市也不是农村,马戈特也是这样不伦不类,自己是个城市主妇,却打扮成村姑的模样。

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fish for sth
旁敲侧击地探听…;拐弯抹角地谋取…

She was fishing forinformation about his private life.
她在探听有关他私生活的消息。


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