You’ve probably guessed by now that to spice things up means to make them more interesting or exciting.
你可能已经猜到spice things up意为使事情变得更加有趣。
Instead of just buying Sam a birthday gift, let’s spice things up by taking him out for dinner.
2 A PIECE OF CAKE
A piece of cake refers to a task or job that’s easy to complete or accomplish.
A piece of cake指一件很容易完成的任务或者是工作。
I expected the English test to be difficult but it was a piece of cake.
3 COOL AS A CUCUMBER
Cucumbers have a refreshing taste and leave you with a cool, calm feeling. So if you’re cool as a cucumber, you’re someone who’s very calm and relaxed.
My friend is nervous about taking his driving test but I’m cool as a cucumber.
4 COUCH POTATO
A couch potato refers to someone who spends a lot of time sitting on the couch watching TV.
A couch potato指整天坐在沙发上看电视的人。
After my uncle retired from his job, he became a couch potato.
5 BRING HOME THE BACON
To bring home the bacon means to make an income or earn a living to support your family.
Bring home the bacon意为赚钱养家。
Ever since her father was injured, she’s been working two jobs to bring home the bacon.
6 IN HOT WATER
When someone is in hot water, they’re in a bad situation or serious trouble.
My brother is in hot water for failing all his college classes.
7 COMPARE APPLES AND ORANGES
Apples are very different from oranges both in looks and taste. It’s hard to compare two things that are so unlike each other. So then, to compare apples and oranges is to compare two very different things.