几条与金钱相关的习语
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1. Balance the books 结账、结算?
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determine that accounts are in balance, bring the two sides into equilibrium, settle an account by paying what is due?
确定账户处于平衡状态,力求平衡,通过支付到期款来结算账户
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The accountant says he can't balance the books till our last check clears.?
会计说上次的票款清理后才能给我们结账。
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2. Bring home the bacon 养家糊口?
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earn a salary, make money for your family?
挣钱养家
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When our parents died in an accident, and my sister and I remained alone, I had to leave college and bring home the bacon.?
父母意外死亡时,我和妹妹还没成家。所以我不得不辍学养家。
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3. Go Dutch 各自付账?
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share the cost of something?
共同支付
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When I wanted to settle the bill, she insisted on going Dutch and pay for her meal.?
就在我准备结账时,她坚持各自付账,并支付了自己那份饭钱。
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4. Gravy train 钱多活少的好差事?
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a source of easy money, a job that pays a lot with little work?
轻易得来的钱,赚钱的清闲差事
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My brother took up a job in a beach restaurant and hoped to get on board the gravy train, but in fact he had to work more than in a factory.?
我哥哥在沙滩边的餐馆工作,原本以为自己找到了一份赚钱的清闲差事,可实际上,那儿的活儿比工厂还多。
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5. Nest egg 储蓄金?
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savings, money kept in reserve?
积蓄、贮备金
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Don't worry about the job you lost. We have a little nest egg to live on until you find another.?
别担心失业后的生活。我们还有一些积蓄能撑到你找到新工作。
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6. Cook the books 做假账?
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cheat in accounting, manipulate financial records?
伪造或篡改财务报表
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Nobody noticed that one of the managers was cooking the books until the company got totally bankrupt.?
直到公司彻底破产以后,公司有一位经理做假账的事才被人发现。
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7. Golden handshake 解雇费?
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a (large) sum of money paid to an employee when he/she leaves the firm?
支付给员工的一大笔离职金
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Grandfather didn't really want to retire too early, but he couldn't resist the golden handshake that the company offered.?
尽管祖父不打算早早退休,但是他未能抵住一大笔离职金的诱惑。
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8. Cheapskate 守财奴?
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somebody who doesn't like to spend money?
吝啬的人
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We would need a new fridge, but my husband is such a cheapskate that I don't think we'll buy one before the other completely falls apart.?
家里该买新冰箱了,可丈夫是个吝啬鬼,老冰箱没有完全坏掉之前,他是不会同意买新冰箱的。

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