流行美语-up in the air...
小编摘要："Full of hot air" is used to describe someone who is exaggerating, talking only to hear their own voice, or talking about something they don't really understand.
李华刚刚看了她最喜欢的电影演员乔治.克鲁尼演的新片Up in the Air. 今天我们要学两个常用语：up in the air和full of hot air.
LL: Maybe that's why it's called Up in the Air?
LH: 你说为什么叫up in the air? 我原来以为，就是因为电影里讲的故事跟坐飞机有关，在天上飞来飞去，所以叫up in the air的。
LL: Well, that's one reason it's called up in the Air.. But the phrase "up in the air" also has another meaning.
LH: 真的吗？快告诉我，up in the air还有什么其它意思。
LL: Well, people use the expression "it's up in the air" all the time, and they are not talking about people flying.
LH: 不是在天上飞？那让我想想，说什么事情it's up in the air在空中悬着，是指一件事情悬而未决吗？
LL: Right! Like last Sunday, my friend Greg was watching the Super Bowl and I asked him who was going to win, and he said, "I don't know yet. it's still 'up in the air.'"
LH: 是啊，这届超级杯比赛太激烈了，难怪Greg说it's still up in the air鹿死谁手，还很难说。
LL: Exactly... Greg was using "up in the air" to mean that the game was still undecided and it wasn't clear who was going to win.
LH: 我明白了。那上星期我烤蛋糕烤到一半，你问我怎么样了，我因为是第一次做，不知道烤出来会不会好吃，就可以说I don't know, it's up in the air.
LL: You got it. You can say it's up in the air because you don't know whether the cake will taste good or not. This is how "up in the air" is used most of the time. It's used to show when something is still undecided.
LH: 怎么样，Larry, 今天晚上有什么计划吗？
LL: I don't know. It's still up in the air.
MC: Larry取信回来，Li Hua正坐在沙发上看电视。
LL: Hey Li Hua, what are you watching?
LL: Oh, I know this congressman. He's full of hot air.
LH: Full of hot air? 那是什么意思？
LL: I mean he's talking a lot without saying anything of value or meaning.
LH: 哦，我明白了，说一个人full of hot air，就是说这个人只会夸夸其谈，但是言之无物。
LL: Yup."Full of hot air" is also used to describe someone who is exaggerating, talking only to hear their own voice, or talking about something they don't really understand.
LL: Politicians in particular are often accused of being "full of hot air". They often talk just for the sake of talking.
LH: 那Larry, 有没有人说你也是full of hot air呢？
LL: I don't go on and on about subjects that I don't know a lot about, so no... But if you want, I can pretend to be "full of hot air".
LL: First tell me what topic you want me to be "full of hot air" on.
LL: OK. Piece of cake! Unemployment is too high and it needs to be fixed but we need to increase consumption and lower interest rates. At the same time, exports are soaring and that's creating inflationary issues that are spilling over into the futures markets and affecting the bull market on Wall Street. We also need to worry about the CPI and the real estate market....
LH: WOW! 你还真是full of hot air! 说了一大堆的经济术语，我完全没有听懂。
LL: Yeah. That's called being "full of hot air".
今天李华学了两个常用语。一个是up in the air, 意思是尚无定论，悬而未决。另一个是full of hot air，意思是夸夸其谈。