【英文諺語】跟時間相關的諺語讓你出口成章!



1. all the time in the world 許多時間


The doctor made me feel as if she had all the time in the world to listen to my problems.


這個醫生讓我覺得她似乎有很多時間來傾聽我的問題。



2. behind the times 落後於時代,過時


This design is already behind the times. 這個設計已經過時了。



3. be pressed for time 時間緊迫


I'd love to stop and talk, but I'm pressed for time.


我真想停下來聊聊天,但我的時間太緊了。



4. change with/keep up with/move with the times 跟上時代潮流,與時俱進


I don't really like using the Internet, but you have to keep up with the times, I guess.


我實在不喜歡使用電腦工作,但我覺得人總得跟上時代潮流吧。



5. give sb a hard time 使(某人)日子不好過


Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters always give her a hard time.


灰姑娘的繼母和繼姊總是使她的日子不好過。



6. give sb the time of day 理睬,搭理(某人)


We had an argument with our neighbours, and now they won't even give us the time of day.


我們和鄰居吵了一架,到現在他們還不搭理我們。



7. have a lot of time for sb 對(某人)有好感,喜歡(某人)


She's really nice - I have a lot of time for Jenny.


Jenny人真好——我很喜歡她。



8. have no time for sb 對(某人)沒好感,討厭(某人)


I have no time for people who are always complaining.


我不喜歡老是抱怨的人。



9. have time to kill 有時間可以消磨


We've got some time to kill before we leave - do you want to have some coffee.


火車到達之前我們還有些時間可以打發——去喝一杯怎麼樣?



10. a matter/question of time (只不過是)時間問題


If you keep on driving like that, it'll only be a matter of time before you have an accident.


如果你老是那樣開車,遲早會出事的。



11. There's a time and a place (for everything) (凡事)要講究時間和場合



12. There's no time like the present 目前正是好時機



13. Time and tide wait for no man 歲月不待人;時不我待



14. time flies 時光飛逝


Time flies when you're having fun.


玩得高興的時候,時間過得飛快。



15. Time hangs heavy 度日如年


Time hangs heavy in prison.


在監獄裡真是度日如年。



16. Time is money時間就是金錢



17. Time is of the essence時間是關鍵



18. Time is on sb's side (某人)有充裕的時間


We don't have to make a final decision till next week, so time is on our side.


下星期之前我們不必作出最後決定,因此我們有充裕時間。



19. the time is ripe 時機成熟了


I'm waiting till the time is ripe before I tell my parents that I failed my two exams.


我要等到時機成熟後再告訴父母考試不及格的事。



20. the time of your life 極其快樂的時光


We had the time of our lives at the party.


在派對上,我們渡過了極其快樂的時光。



21. have time on your hands 有空閒時間


Gina has some time on her hands, so she is taking a college course.


Gina有空閒時間,所以她打算修一門大學課程。



22. time stands still 時間仿佛凝固了


I saw the car coming straight towards me, and for a moment time stood still.


我看見汽車朝我直開過來,一瞬間時間仿佛凝固了。



23. (only) time will tell (只有)時間能證明


Only time will tell whether we made the right decision.


只有時間才能證明我們的決定是否正確。



24. Time's a great healer 時間是治癒創傷的良藥。



參考資料: Cambridge Dictionary


作者: Fish Chen 校正: Joanna Lin


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