流行美语-cut out of
小编摘要：cut out for something，就是适合做某件事情,the fruits of my labor就是指我的劳动成果，并不一定是吃到嘴里的果实.
LH: Larry, 我说的没错吧，种地就是好，既能回归自然，又能有所收获。
LL: Uh ... I'm not sure about that. My back hurts from digging all these holes, and I think some ants have crawled into my pants.
LL: Thanks for the encouragement, Lihua, but I just don't think I'm cut out for gardening.
LH: Cut out? 我们这才开始育苗，离修枝还远着呢！
LL: Actually, Lihua, when you say that you're not cut out for something, it means that you aren't suited for it.
LH: 哦，我明白了， cut out for something，就是适合做某件事情。那你是说自己不适合种地喽？
LL: Right. I'm more cut out for indoor activities, like watching TV in my air conditioned apartment..
LH: Larry, 别泄气，你也不能因为腰疼那么一小会儿，就彻底排斥室外活动啊。
LL: Well you know, I'm just not cut out for outdoor activities in the spring. There is so much pollen that my allergies get really bad.
LH: (Sneeze, sneeze again)哎，这倒是真的。不过，我们还是不能因噎废食，快来帮我参考一下，这些花苗怎么摆更好看。
LL: You can decide where to put them, Lihua. You know that I'm terrible at art, so I don't think I'm cut out to be a landscape artist.
LL: Oh right, but I don't think I'm cut out to be a cook either. That mapo doufu was terrible!
LH: 别忘了，熟能生巧，practice makes perfect. 我刚拿到驾照的时候开车简直就是二把刀，可如今呢，早就是行家了。
LL: To be honest, Lihua, I'm not sure you're cut out for driving. We get really lost every time you drive the car.
LH: 好，Larry, 大功告成。
LL: Yeah ... sure ... I hope we can sell some of those tomatoes to pay for a masseuse for my back!
LL: You're right, Lihua. I have to say, it is nice to look at this beautiful garden and enjoy the fruits of our labor.
LH: Fruits? 果实，那可要等上两个月，才能吃到嘴里呢！看来不是装的，你还真对园艺一窍不通。
LL: Actually, Lihua, the fruits of your labor are the reward you receive from your hard work.
LH: 哦，the fruits of my labor就是指我的劳动成果，并不一定是吃到嘴里的果实。是啊，忙了大半天，总算可以停下来，欣赏一下这么美丽的园子了。
LL: Exactly! Or if I studied really hard for a test, I could say that the perfect score I received would be the fruits of my labor.
LL: Well, you can also say that something "bears fruit," meaning that it produces good results. For instance, I just started working out last week, I will have to wait a few months for all my efforts to bear fruit.
LL: Well, Lihua, you will be able to enjoy the fruit of all my labor this summer when we go to the beach and I can show off my muscles.
LL: Very funny. Now come on, let's go out to a restaurant. I may not be cut out for gardening, but I'm definitely cut out for eating!
今天李华学了两个常用语。一个是cut out for, 意思是适合做某事。另一个是fruit, 意思是努力的成果。