1.表述:have butterflies in one’s stomach

释义:To have a feeling of nervousness, often before a performance or undertaking of some kind. (紧张不安,恐惧,慌张)

例句:Sitting there at my sister's wedding dinner, I had butterflies in my stomach because I know I'd have to stand up and make a speech.

我姐姐结婚那天晚上举行宴会的时候,我坐在那里心里直感到七上八下,因为我知道我得站起来讲话。

Yeah, sure, I had butterflies in my stomach in the locker room! But once I got out on the court and caught that first pass, I was just fine.

比赛前在更衣室里的时候,我当然感到很紧张,可等我一上场接到第一个传来的球的时候,我就没事了。

I almost didn't go on stage and perform tonight because I had butterflies in my stomach.

我今晚差点没上台表演,因为我心里很紧张。

I always have butterflies in my stomach when I see the people from the personnel department.

每当见到人事部人员进行面试时,我总是感到很紧张。

2.表述:ants in the/one’s pants

释义:Said of one who is unable to sit still, due to anxiety, excess energy, or impatience. (坐立不安)

用法:它是名词短语,作谓语和动词have连用,即:have ants in the/one’s pants。

例句:The kids really have ants in the pants today, so I'm going to take them to the playground.

孩子们今天真是坐立不安,所以我要带他们去操场。

A: Why is Carrie pacing?

凯莉为什么在踱步?

B: She's waiting for her doctor to call, so she's had ants in her pants all day.

她在等医生的电话,所以她整天坐立不安。

A: You have ants in your pants this afternoon. Is something wrong?

你今天下午魂不守舍,像热锅上的蚂蚁,出什么事情了吗?

B: A little bird told that something bad was goona to happen to me.

有个消息灵通的人告诉我说非常糟糕的事情将发生在我身上。

今天我们学习了2个生活形象的雅思语汇ants in one's pantshave butterflies in one's stomach。Hope that you can bear them in your mind。

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n. 焦虑,担心,渴望

 
excess [ik'ses, 'ekses]

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n. 过量,超过,过剩
adj. 过量的,额外

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n. 不耐烦

 
nervousness

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n. 神经过敏;神经质;紧张不安

 
personnel [.pə:sə'nel]

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n. 职员,人事部门

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performance [pə'fɔ:məns]

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n. 表演,表现; 履行,实行
n. 性能,本

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