只用一本书提高英语听力能力!重温经典名著双语阅读小编推荐:跟着纪录片学英语不背单词和语法,轻松学英语
返回列表 回复 发帖

[Report] SENEWS-2007-11-18 Report

提高英语听力能力 找对方法很重要!
on tsunamiü smile.gif

Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself, buy many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.

The expression 'to be in hot water' is one of them. It is a very old expression. 'Hot water' was used 500 years ago to mean being in trouble. One story says it got that meaning from the custom of throwing boiling water down on enemies attacking a castle. That is no longer the custom, but we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble: serious and not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes.

Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water. When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty. Imaging a swimmer, in water over his head who can not reach the shore. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water, for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.

'To keep your head above water' is a colorful expression that means staying out of debt. A company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard times.

'Water over the dam' is an expression about a past event. It is something that is over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam can not be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake he's made, you might tell him to forget about it, you say it is water over the dam.

Another common expression 'to hold water' is about the strength or weakness of an idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of container. If it can hold water it is strong. The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it does not hold water, then it is weak and can not be proved.

'Throwing cold water' also is an expression that deals with ideas or proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer, so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea, because a computer costs too much.


This VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Christiano. I'm Faith Lapidus.
homework:
Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself.But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.
The expression to be in hot water is one of them.It is a very old expression.Hot water was used 500 years ago to mean being in trouble.One story says that it got that meaning from the custom of throwing boiling water down on enemies attacting a casstel.That is no longer the custom but we still get in hot water when we are in hot water,we are in trouble.It can be any kind of trouble,serious and not so serious.A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police.A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes.
Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water.When you are in deep water,you are in difficulty.Imagine a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the shore.You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve.The problem is too deep for you.You can be in deep water,for example,if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.
To keep your head above water is a colorful expression.That means stay out of debt.A company that can keep his head above his water can survive economic hard times.
Water over the is an expression about a passed evevt.It is something that is over and downwith.It can not be changed.The expression comes from the idea that water has fallen a can not be brought back again.When a friend is troubled by a mistake he has made.You may tell him to forget about it.You say”It is water over the “
Another common expression to hold water is about strongness or weakness of an idea,opinion or argument.It probably comes from the way of testing condition of a container.If it can hold water,it is strong.The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or an argument.If the argument can hold water,it is solid and strong,without any holes.If it does not hold water,then it is weak and can not be proved.
Through in cold water also is an expression that deals with ideas or proposals.It means not to like the idea.For example,you want to buy a new computer so you can do some of your work at home.But your wife thtoughs cold water on the idea because a computer costs too much.
立即获取| 免费注册领取外教体验课一节
homework

Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself. But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.

The expression 'to be in hot water' is one of them. It is a very old expression. Hot water was used five hundred years ago to mean being in trouble. One story says it got that meaning from the custom of flowing boiling water down on enemies attacking a castle. That is no longer the custom, but we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble, serious and not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty, wet shoes.

'Being in deep water' is almost the same as being in hot water. When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty. Imagine a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the shore. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve, the problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water, for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.

To keep your head above water is a colorful expression that means staying out of debt. A company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard times.

'Water over the dam' is an expression about a past event. It's something that is over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam can not be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake he's made, you might tell him to forget about it. You say it is water over the dam.

Another common expression 'to hold water' is about the strength or weakness of an idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of a container. If it can hold water, it's strong. The expression is used the same way to decribe an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it's solid and strong without any holes. If it does not hold water, then it's weak and can not be proved.

'Throwing cold water' also is an expression that deals with ideas or proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer, so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea, because a computer costs too much.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by M.C. I'm Faith Lapidus.
实现无障碍英语沟通
Homework

7777777777777777777777777777777

Now, the VOA Special English program: Words and Their Stories.

Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself. But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.

The expression "to be in hot water" is one of them. It is a very old expression. "Hot water" was used five hundred years ago to mean being in trouble. One story says it got that meaning from the custom of throwing boiling water down on enermies attacking a castle. That is no longer the custom, but we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble, serious and not so serious. A person who breaks law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes.

Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water. When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty. Imagine a swimmer, in water over his head who can not reach the shore. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water, for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.

"To keep your head above water" is a colourful expression that means staying out of debt. A company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard times.

"Water over the dam" is an expression about a past event. It is something that is over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam can not be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake he has made, you might tell him to forget about it. You say it is water over the dam.

Another common expression "to hold water" is about the strength or weakness of an idea, opinion or arguement. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of a container. If it can hold water, it is strong. The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or arguement. If the arguement can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it does not hold water, then it is weak and can not be proved.

"Throwing cold water" also is an expression that deals with ideas or proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea because a computer costs too much.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Christiano. I'm Faith Lapidus.
口译专员推荐—>口译训练软件IPTAM口译通
on rachelliuliman

7777777777777777777777777777777---这么多7是什么意思啊 tongue.gif --tsunami

HeHe~~其实也没什么拉,只是我很喜欢小猪(不是罗志祥阿,施魏因斯泰格,是个德国人,踢球的~),他是拜仁的31号,德国队的7号,于是就习惯于用31个7来做分隔线~~我很仔细地研究了版规,没发现有关条款才敢用的哦——

PS:刚刚做了统计,合格稿数是6篇,HoHo~~ 加油!!!

Now the VOA Special English program: Words and Their Stories.

Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself. But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.

The expression to be in hot water is one of them. It is a very old expression. Hot water was used 500 years ago to mean being in trouble. One story says it got that meaning from the custom of throwing boiling water down on enemies attacking a castle. That is no longer the custom, but we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble, serious and not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes.

Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water. When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty. Imaging a swimmer, in water over his head who can not reach the shore. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water, for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.

To keep your head above water is a colorful expression that means staying out of debt. A company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard times.

Water over the dam is an expression about a past event. It is something that is over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam can not be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake he has made, you might tell him to forget about it. You say it is water over the dam.

Another common expression to hold water is about the strength or weakness of an idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of a container. If it can hold water, it is strong. The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it does not hold water, then it is weak and can not be proved.

Throwing cold water also is an expression that deals with ideas or proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea, because a computer costs too much.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Christiano. I'm Faith Lapidus.
Homework。——回来觉得好亲切~~

welcome--tsunami

Now the VOA Special English program Words and the Stories.

Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself. But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings. The expression ”to be in hot water” is one of them. It is a very old expression. Hot water was used 500 years ago to mean being in trouble. One story says it got that meaning from the customer of throwing ball of water down on animals, attacking a Cassel that is no longer the customer.

But we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble serious and not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes.

Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water. When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty, imagining a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the shower. You are in deep water when you are fixing a problem that you do not have ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water for example if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.

To keep your head above water is a colorful expression that means staying out of get. A company that can keep it head above water can survive economic hot times.

Water over the damn is an expression about a pass event. It is something that is over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has full in over a damn can not brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake he has made, you might tell him to forget about it. You say it is water over the damn.

Another common expression to hold water is about the struck or weakness of an idea opinion for argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of a container. If it can hold water, it is strong. The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it does not hold water, then it is weak and can not be proof.

Throwing cold water also is an expression that deals with ideas or proposals. It means not too like an idea. For example you are to buy a new computer, so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea because a computer costs too much.

This …was …
每天都要努力,一两个小时花得起!
my homework

Now the VOA Special English Program, WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.

Expressions about water are almost is common as water itself. But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.

The expression to be in hot water is one of them. It is a very old expression. Hot water was used five hundred years ago to mean being in trouble.

One story says it got that meaning from the custom of throwing boiling water down on animals attacking a council. That is no longer the custom, but we still get in hot water.

When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble, serious, and not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with a police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into a house with dirty wet shoes.

Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water. When you are in deep water you are in difficulty. Imagine a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the shore. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water, for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stockmarket.

To keep you head above water is a colorful expression that means stand out of dead. A company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard times.

Water over the dam is an expression about a past event. It is something that is over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam can not be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake estimate, you might tell him to forget about it. You say: "It is water over the dam."

Another / expression to hold water is about the strength or weakness of an idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of container. If it can hold water, it is strong.

The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it does not hold water, then it is weak and can not be proved.

Throwing cold water also is an expression that deals with ideas or proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea because a computer costs too much.

This the VOA Special English Program, WORDS AND THEIR STORIES, was written by Marilyn Christiano. I'm /
...不是天才...目前亦不是人才...奋斗ing...
实现无障碍英语沟通
Homework
Now the VOA special English program words and stories.

Expressions about water are amost coming as water its self,but many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.The expression to be in hard water is one of them.It is a very old expression, hard water was used five hundred years ago to meam being in trouble.One story says it got that meaning from the constum of throwing boiling water done on enemies attacking a castle.That is no longer the constum,but we still get in hard water. When we are in hard water,we are in trouble.It can be any kind of trouble,serious and not so serious.A person who breaks a law can be in hard water with the police,a boy can be in hard water with his monther if he comes into the house with dirty wet shirts.

Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hard water.When you are in deep water,you are in difficulty.Imagine a swimmer in water over his head who cannot reach the shore.You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve ,the problem is too deep for you,You can be in deep water for example if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stocktmarket.

To keep your head above water is a colorful expression that means stay out of debt.A company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard times.

Water over the damn is an expression about a past event.It is someting that is over and done with,it cannot be changed.The expression comes from the idea that water that has fulling over a dam cannot broke back again.When the friend is troubled by a mistake he has made,you may tell him to forget about it,you say,it is water over the dam.

Another common expression to hold water is about the strength or weakness of an idea opinion or argument.It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of a container,if it can hold water,it is strong.The expression is used in the same way to describe an idea or argument.if the argument can hold water.it is solid and strong without any holes.If it dose not hold water,then it is weak and cannot be proved.

Throwing cold water also is the expression the deal with ideas or proposals.It means not to like an idea.For example,you want to buy a new computer ,so you can do some of your work at home,but your wife throws cold water on the idea,because a computer costs too much.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by M.C. I'm F.C.
普特听力大课堂
homework
Now the VOA Special English Program, Words and Their Stories.
Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself. But many of these expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.

The expression to be in hot water is one of them. It is a very old expression. Hot water with used of five hundred years ago to mean be in trouble. One story says it got that meaning from custom of throwing boiling water down on enemies attacking a cancelcastle. That is no longer the custom but we still get in the hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of the trouble, serious or not so serious. A person who breaks law can be in hot water with police, a boy can be in hot water with his mom if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes.

Being in deep water is almost as being in hot water. When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty. Imagining a swimmer in water over his head, who can not reach the shore. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water, for example, if you are invested in stocks without knowing anything about stock market. To keep your head above water is a colorful expression that means staying out of debt. A company that can keep its head above water can survive at economics hard time.

Water over the dam is an expression about past event. It is something that over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water flowing over the dam can not be bought back again. When a friend is in the trouble by the mistake he made, you may tell him to forget about it. You may say it is water over the dam.

Another commonest expression to hold water is about strengths or weakness of idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the conditions of container. If it can hold water, it is strong. The expression is used at same way to describe idea or argument. If argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without holes. If it is can not hold, then it is weak and can not be proved. Throwing cold water is also an expression that deals with idea or proposal. It means not to like the idea. For example, you want to buy a computer so you can do some works at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea because computer costs too much.

And that is the VOA Special English Program Words and their Stories with written by Chris Yano. I’ m **
好栏目推荐之美国口语俚语
Homework

Now the VOA Special English Programe words and their stories.

Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself. But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings. The expression "to be in hot water" is one of them. It is a very old expression. "Hot water" was used 500 years ago to mean "being in trouble". One story says it got that meaning from the custom of throwing boiling water down on enemies attacking a castle. That is no longer the custom. But we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble. Serious and not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes.

"Being in deep water" is almost the same as "being in hot water". When you are "in deep water", you are in difficulty. Imagine a swimmer in water over his head who cannot reach the shore. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.

"To keep your head above water" is a colourful expression that means stay out of debt. A company that can keep its head above water can survive ecomonic hard times.

"Water over the dam" is an expression about a past event. It is something that is over and done with. It cannot be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has falling over a dam cannot be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake he is made, you might tell him to forget about it. You say, it is the water over the dam.

Another common expression "to hold water" is about the strength or weakness of an idea, opinion, or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of a container. If it can hold water, it is strong. The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it does not hold water, then it is weak and cannot be proved.

"Throwing cold water" also is an expression that deals with ideas or proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer, so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea. Because a computer costs too much.

This VOA Special English programe is written by / . I'm / .
世界上没有人比Matthew Bellamy更帅的男人了。

我们下巴上命运的沟沟............................
Homework

Now the VOA Special English Programe words and their stories.

Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself. But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings. The expression "to be in hot water" is one of them. It is a very old expression. "Hot water" was used 500 years ago to mean "being in trouble". One story says it got that meaning from the custom of throwing boiling water down on enemies attacking a castle. That is no longer the custom. But we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble. Serious and not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes.

"Being in deep water" is almost the same as "being in hot water". When you are "in deep water", you are in difficulty. Imagine a swimmer in water over his head who cannot reach the shore. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.

"To keep your head above water" is a colourful expression that means stay out of debt. A company that can keep its head above water can survive ecomonic hard times.

"Water over the dam" is an expression about a past event. It is something that is over and done with. It cannot be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has falling over a dam cannot be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake he is made, you might tell him to forget about it. You say, it is the water over the dam.

Another common expression "to hold water" is about the strength or weakness of an idea, opinion, or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of a container. If it can hold water, it is strong. The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it does not hold water, then it is weak and cannot be proved.

"Throwing cold water" also is an expression that deals with ideas or proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer, so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea. Because a computer costs too much.

This VOA Special English programe is written by Marilyn Christiano. I'm Faith Lapidus.
on joywt

你改错帖子了,应该接cookmeal同志的,如果有错的话 tongue.gif --tsunami

QUOTE(joywt @ Nov 18 2007, 03:17 PM)
homework:
Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself.But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.
The expression to be in hot water is one of them.It is a very old expression.Hot water was used 500 years ago to mean being in trouble.One story says that it got that meaning from the custom of throwing boiling water down on enemies attacting a casstel.That is no longer the custom but we still get in hot water when we are in hot water,we are in trouble.It can be any kind of trouble,serious and not so serious.A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police.A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty  wet shoes.
Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water.When you are in deep water,you are in difficulty.Imagine a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the shore.You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve.The problem is too deep for you.You can be in deep water,for example,if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.
To keep your head above water is a colorful expression.That means stay out of debt.A company that can keep his head above his water can survive economic hard times.
Water over the dam is an expression about a passed evevt.It is something that is over and downwith.It can not be changed.The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen a dam  can not be brought back again.When a friend is troubled by a mistake he has made.You may tell him to forget about it.You say”It is water over the  dam
Another common expression to hold water is about strongness or weakness of an idea,opinion or argument.It probably comes from the way of testing condition of a container.If it can hold water,it is strong.The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or an argument.If the argument can hold water,it is solid and strong,without any holes.If it does not hold water,then it is weak and can not be proved.
Throwing cold water also is an expression that deals with ideas or proposals.It means not to like the idea.For example,you want to buy a new computer so you can do some of your work at home.But your wife throws cold water on the idea because a computer costs too much.
[right][snapback]1045715[/snapback][/right]
每天半小时 轻松提高英语口语
homework

Expressions about water are almost common as water itself. but many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings. the expression to be in hot water is one of them. it is a very old expression. hot water was used five hundred years ago to mean being in trouble. one story says it got that meaning from a custom of throwing water down on enemies attacking a casal.


that is no longer the custom. but we still get in hot water. when we are in hot water, we are in trouble. it can be any kind of trouble, serious and not so serious. a person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police. a boy can be in hot water with his mother. if he comes into the house with dirty white shoes.

being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water. when you are in deep water, you are in difficulty , imagine a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the shore. you are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. the problem is too deep for you. you can be in deep water for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about stock market.

to keep your head above water is a colorful expression that means stay out of debt. a company that can keep it head above water can survive economic hard times.

water over the dam is an expression about a past event. it is something that is over and down . it can not be changed. the expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam can not be brought back again. when f is troubled by a mistaken as made. you might tell him to forget about it. you say it is water over the dam.

another common expression to hold water is about the stress or weakness of an idea, oponion or argument. it probably comes from the way of testing condition of container. if it can hold water, it is strong. the expression is used the same way to describe an idea for argument. if the argument can hold water, it is solve it and strong without any holds. if it doesn't hold water, then it is weak and can not be proved.

throwing cold water or so is an expression that deals with ideas or proposal. it means not to like an idea. for example, you want to buy a new computer, so you can do some of your work at home. but your wife throws cold water on the idea because a computer costs too much.
homework

Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Expressions about water are almost common as water itself. But many of expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.

The expression "to be in hot water" is one of them. It is a very old expression. "Hot water" was used five hundred years ago to mean "being in trouble". One stories that it got that meaning from the customer of boiling water down an enemies attacking the causal. That is no longer customer. But we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble, serious or not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes.

"Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water. When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty. Imagining a swimmer, in water over his head who can not reach the shore. You are in deep water when you facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water for example If you invest in stocks without knowing anything about stock market. To keep your head above the water is a colorful expression that means staying out of debt. A company that can keep its head above water can survive economics times. Water over the dam is an expression about the pass event. Its expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over the dam can not be broad beg again. When a friend is troubled by mistake has made. You might tell him to forget the mistake. You say it is water over the dam.

Another common expression to hold water is about the strength or weakness of an idea opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of container. If it can hold water, it is stronger. The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it does not hold water, then it is weak and can not be improved. Throwing cold water also is an expression that deals with ideas or proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer, so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea because of computer costs too much.

This is VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories, was written by M.P. I'm F.I.

<font size="7"><font color="blue">Where is a will,there is a way!
口译专员推荐—>口译训练软件IPTAM口译通
homework

Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself, buy many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.

The expression to be in hot water is one of them. It is an very old expression. Hot water was used 500 years ago to mean being in trouble. One story says it got that meaning from the custom of flowing # water down on # attacking a #. That is no longer the custom, but we still get in hot water. When we are in hot water, we are in trouble. It can be any kind of trouble: serious and not so serious. A person who breaks a law can be in hot water with the police. A boy can be in hot water with his mother if he comes into the house with dirty wet shoes.

Being in deep water is almost the same as being in hot water. When you are in deep water, you are in difficulty. Imaging a swimmer in water over his head who can not reach the #. You are in deep water when you are facing a problem that you do not have the ability to solve. The problem is too deep for you. You can be in deep water, for example, if you invest in stocks without knowing anything about the stock market.

To keep your head above water is a colorful expression that means staying out of debt. A company that can keep its head above water can survive economic hard times.

Water over the dam is an expression about a past event, It is something that is over and done with. It can not be changed. The expression comes from the idea that water that has fallen over a dam can not be brought back again. When a friend is troubled by a mistake is made, you might tell him to forget about it, you say it is water over the dam.

Another common expression to hold water is about the # or weakness of an idea, opinion or argument. It probably comes from the way of testing the condition of container. If it can hold water it is strong. The expression is used the same way to describe an idea or argument. If the argument can hold water, it is solid and strong without any holes. If it is not hold water, then it is weak and can not be proved.

Throwing cold water is also an expression that deals with ideas and proposals. It means not to like an idea. For example, you want to buy a new computer, so you can do some of your work at home. But your wife throws cold water on the idea, because a computer costs too much.


This VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories was written by #. I'm #
返回列表