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Bleed someone dry “放干某人的血”其实是“榨干钱财”的意思

分享到: 2018-05-17 17:22:49 BBC英语教学

摘要:Neil 的手受伤,菲菲询问发生了什么。可 Neil 给菲菲的解释着实让她一惊,Neil 说自己找来的水暖工 “bled him dry 放干了他的血”。这到底是什么意思呢?节目中,Neil 和菲菲给大家具体讲解。

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Bleed someone dry “放干某人的血”其实是“榨干钱财”的意思

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内容简介

Neil 的手受伤,菲菲询问发生了什么。可 Neil 给菲菲的解释着实让她一惊,Neil 说自己找来的水暖工 “bled him dry 放干了他的血”。这到底是什么意思呢?节目中,Neil 和菲菲给大家具体讲解。

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(关于台词的备注: 请注意这不是广播节目的逐字稿件。本文稿可能没有体现录制、编辑过程中对节目做出的改变。)

Feifei
大家好,欢迎来到 BBC 英语教学的《地道英语》节目。我是冯菲菲。

Neil
And I'm… ouch… Neil.

Feifei
Oh Neil, are you in pain?

Neil
Yes. I cut my hand yesterday. Blood everywhere. Look at this cut!

Feifei
Yuk! Neil 昨天割伤了手,看起来很严重。Tell me how it happened.

Neil
Well, my shower has been leaking for ages. I'm not good at fixing things like that so I got this plumber in to fix it. I found his details on the internet – Dodgy Plumbers – "Got a leak? We'll make you pay for it."

Feifei
Hmmm. That doesn't sound like a very reputable plumber.

Neil
He wasn't. He bled me dry!

Feifei
What?! “他放干了你的血?”You mean he attacked you and that's how you cut your hand. Neil, you need to tell the police.

Neil
Don't panic Feifei. He didn't touch me but what he did do was a very bad job, made lots of mess and then charged me lots of money for doing it – he basically charged me a whole month's salary – that it was I mean by 'bleeding me dry'.

Feifei
原来表达 bleed someone dry 的意思是“榨干某人的钱财”。那么你的意思是他骗走了你的钱,而不是偷了你的钱?

Neil
No, he didn’t steal my money but somehow he's managed to extract all my money from me. Let's hear some examples, shall we?

Examples
My old car keeps breaking down. It's bleeding me dry!

John is taking legal action against the company. He wants to bleed them dry for all the pain he has suffered.

This divorce has bled me dry – I can't even afford to go on holiday now.

Feifei
这里是 BBC 英语教学的《地道英语》节目。在这集节目里,我们在学习 bleed someone dry 这个说法的意思和用法。Bleed someone dry 的字面意思是“放干某人的血”,它实际要表达的意思是“设法骗取、榨干某人的钱财”。But Neil, why did you pay the plumber if he did such a bad job?

Neil
Well, he was a big guy and well I don't like to complain or make a fuss.

Feifei
How very English! So how did you cut your hand?

Neil
After he left I tried to use the shower but slipped over because of all the water.

Feifei
Oh poor you. Shall we go for lunch and take your mind off things?

Neil
Sorry Feifei. I can't afford it, the plumber bled me dry, remember!

Feifei
My treat!

Neil
Oh come on then. Let's go. See ya.

Feifei
Bye.

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