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Don’t worry about the weather Michael Yang 孫中陽. Conversation: Down in the DoldrumsDown in the Doldrums P: Good morning, Cindy. (Noticing that Cindy is.

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1 Don’t worry about the weather Michael Yang 孫中陽

2 Conversation: Down in the DoldrumsDown in the Doldrums P: Good morning, Cindy. (Noticing that Cindy is slumped over her desk) Whoa, what happened to you? You’re looking a little under the weather today.under the weather C: Oh, don’t mind me. It’s nothing. P: OK. C: It’s just that my life is completely over, that’s all. P: Um, I suppose if you want to talk about it…

3 Conversation: Down in the Doldrums C: What is there to talk about? My life is a disaster! I’ve got a terrible cold, my dog ran away, and to top it all off, last night my boyfriend broke up with me. top it all off P: Wow. I guess the old saying holds true: “When it rains, it pours.”When it rains, it pours C: Thanks for reminding me, Phil. P: Well, Cindy, look at it this way. Things may be difficult now, but every cloud has a silver lining.every cloud has a silver lining

4 Conversation: Down in the Doldrums C: Absolutely everything in my life is going wrong. How can there possibly be a silver lining in that? P: Hmmm, good question. Oh! Here’s one thing: you’ve been complaining to me about your boyfriend for several weeks now. Now that he’s gone, you won’t have to complain about him anymore. That’s great news-especially for me! C: (Annoyed) Come again?Come again

5 Conversation: Down in the Doldrums P: Oh, and now that your dog is gone, you won’t always have dog hair on your clothes. C: What? People notice that I’m covered with dog hair? P: Yeah, but don’t worry about it, Cindy. No need to make a storm in a teacup. make a storm in a teacup C: Phil, you’re being totally insensitive! You are not helping to brighten up my day at all.

6 Conversation: Down in the Doldrums P: It’s no big deal, Cindy. It’s just a little dog hair. Sorry I mentioned it. (Laughing to himself) Besides, no longer smelling like your dog is what you should really be happy about.

7 in the doldrums 意志消沈 Doldrums 為赤道無風帶。帆船若進入無風帶 便無法順利航行,所以 in the doldrums 常引 申指「停滯不前;陷入低潮」。

8 top it all off 此外,猶有甚者 相似 on top of all that 、 in addition

9 under the weather 身體不適

10 when it rains, it pours 禍不單行 Pour 在這裡作動詞用,指「大雨 傾盆而下」,此成語類似中文裡 「屋漏偏逢連夜雨」

11 every cloud has a silver lining 禍中有福;否極泰來 silver lining 指的是烏雲邊緣透出的陽光,此 成語字面意思是「每朵烏雲背後都有一絲 希望的曙光」,引申指「天無絕人之路」。

12 come again 用法同 pardon me 或 could you say that again ,通常用在要求對方重複剛才說 的話。在本文是表示不敢相信所聽到 的風涼話。

13 make a storm in a teacup 小題大作

14 Q&A The damage I caused will be easy to fix, so don’t make a xxxxxxxxxxxx. storm in a teacup

15 Q&A Bruce has been in the xxxxxxxxxxxx ever since he lost his job, so let’s try to cheer him up. in the doldrums

16 It seems that everything bad that could have happened today did! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx When it rains, it pours

17 Q&A Kelly won’t be in today, as she’s feeling a little xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx under the weather


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