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英语讲义【146】由in引导的介词短语

2007-07-05 15:14陈清霖

  曾介绍过由 "at" 引导的介词短语。这里要举些与 "in" 有关的,供大家参考。

  (1) In the air:尚未确定的
  Some neighbouring governments' concrete plans to alleviate their economic problems are still in the air.

  (2) In clover:(常和 "live"连用)生活舒适
  Those living in clover will not be able to understand the misery of the poor.

  (3) In deep water:深深陷入困境
  You had better get away from that business or you will be in deep water with no one to pull you out.

  (4) In low spirits:士气低沉的
  What's wrong with you ? You looked fine a moment ago. Why are you now in low spirits?

  (5) In a fix:面临困境
  Some newly-weds are in a fix now; when can they get their HDB flats and move in ?

  (6) In a flutter:处在紧张状态中
  The news about the dignitary's visit put the staff in a flutter.

  (7) In full swing:如火如荼地
  The celebration for welcoming the victorious national team is already in full swing.

  (8) In the know:知道详情的
  The manager has resigned. For further information, please see the secretary, who is in the know.

  (9) In limbo:处于不确定的状态中
  The decision on the oversea project is in limbo, due to some indeterminate factors.

  (10) In a flash:瞬息间
  I don't know what happened to Grace, who went out and retuned in a flash.

  (11) In the limelight:众人注意的焦点
  Once a person becomes famous, he will be in the limelight. all the time with very litte private time.

  (12) In a nutshell:简而言之
  I have a lot to say about his latest book, but to put it in a nutshell, it is a good work.

  (13) In the offing:即将到来
  According to a newspaer report, a minor cabinet reshuffle is in the offing.

  (14) In the pipeline:在准备中
  The TV magazine indicates that some new TV serials are in the pipeline.

  (15) In the open:公开的
  The hearsay about a minister's resignation has now become a fact; everything is now in the open.

  (16) In the same boat:面临同样的不幸处境
  If a company cannot survive, many others will be in the same boat, and working people will be in for a hard life.

  (17) In step with:和……符合
  Is it possible to expect the opinion of every member to be in step with that of the party leaders?

  (18) In store for:即将发生;即将到来
  For every capable person, there is a promising future in store for him.

  (19) In the swim:通晓时务
  If you are to keep your information up to date, please see Jimmy, who is always in the swim.

  (20) In a tight squeeze:(财务等)紧缩
  When in a tight squeeze, a company has to resort to the bank for assistance.

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