1. draw a blank = not know the answer
I'm afraid I'm drawing a blank. I just don't know what to do.
Who is that person over there? I'm drawing a blank.
2. draw a line between something and something else = distinguish between twothings
You should draw a line between your private life and work.
Some people have a hard time drawing a line between friends and family.
3. draw blood = cause someone to bleed
He drew blood during his last five boxing matches.
Don't worry, I didn't draw any blood!
4. draw interest = create interest, become popular
Any time a new movie comes out, you'll see articles in magazines trying todraw interest to the movie.
His crazy comments drew interest during the presidential campaign.
5. draw someone out = ask questions in order to get someone to speak indetail about something
Make sure to ask her lots of questions. It's hard to draw her out and she'lltry to keep everything secret.
If you keep asking questions, you can draw anyone out on almost anysubject.
6. draw fire away from something = create a distraction so that people don'tpay attention to something else
I'd like you to go out and draw fire away from the institution. Do anythingyou can? We can't have people looking into this matter too deeply.
Politicians don't answer direct questions in order draw fire away fromsomething that has gone wrong.
7. draw something to a close = begin finishing a process
Let's draw this meeting to a close by reviewing decisions we've made.
If you don't mind, I'd like to draw dinner to a close. I've got an earlyflight tomorrow.
8. draw something up = create a contract, proposal, report, etc.
Now that we've agreed. Let's draw a contract up and get to work.
Could you draw up a proposal for next week's meeting?
9. draw the line at something = to set the limit of tolerance
I'm afraid I draw the line at speaking poorly of my friends.
If you were in a difficult position, would you draw the line at breaking thelaw to resolve your situation?
10. draw to a close = end something
Thank you Mary. And with that, our presentation draws to a close. Thank youfor coming this evening.
I'd like to draw the class to a close. Remember to do your homework forMonday.
Idioms with Draw Quiz
Use one of the 10 idioms with 'draw' to complete the blanks. Be careful touse the correct form of the verb 'draw'. (draw, drawing, drew)
从上面提到的十个关于draw的习语中选择一个来填空。注意要使用动词draw的正确形式。(draw, drawing, drew)
1. The new actor from South Africa is _________. I think she'll be a hugesuccess.
2. I'd like you to _________ a contract by the end of next week.
3. The politician _________ at the death penalty.
4. If you can _________ from my scandal, I'll make sure you get all of mybusiness for the next two years.
5. I don't know answer. I'm _________.
6. I'd like to _________ the meeting _________. Thank you all for coming.
7. Ask her as many questions as you can, so you can _________. She's afox!
8. I promise I didn't _________ when I hit him!
1. drawing interest
2. draw up
3. drew the line at / draws the line at
4. draw fire away
5. drawing a blank
6. draw the meeting to a close
7. draw her out
8. draw blood
A horse may stumble on four feet.
Don't put the cart before the horse.
The common horse is worst shod.
Lock the barn door after the horse is stolen.
Hair by hair you will pull out the horse's tail.
The fox may grow grey, but never good.
The fox preys farthest from his hole.
When the fox says he is a vegetarian, it's time for the hen to look out.
It is a poor mouse that has only one hole.
A speck of mouse dung will spoil a whole pot of porridge.
Kill two birds with one stone.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Birds of a feather flock together.
It’s an ill bird that fouls own nest.
Fine feathers make fine birds.
A bird is known by its note, and a man by his talk.
Each bird loves to hear himself sing.
Birds in their little nests agree.
A little bird told me.
That’s for the birds!
A cat has nine lives.
Cats hide their claws.
A gloved cat catches no mice.
Who will bwll the cat?
The cat shuts its eyes when stealing cream.
Whatever you do，just don't let the cat out of the bag!
It rained cats and dogs a whole day.
That cat won’t jump.
He who would hang his dog gives out first that it is mad.
A staff is quickly found to beat a dog with.
Love me, love my dog.
Every dog has his day.
Barking dogs don’t (seldom) bite.
Let sleeping dogs lie.
All are not thieves that dogs bark at.
Dog does not eat dog.
What a lucky dog!
He doesn’t have(或stand)a dog's chance.
Who’s the top dog in the company?
The best fish swim near the bottom.
Never offer to teach fish to swim.
Go to the sea, if you would fish well.
Come on! Don’t be chicken!
Well，she’s certainly no spring chicken.
Don't count your chickens before they're hatched!
The frog in the well knows nothing of the great ocean.
He is a black sheep.
l am a worm today.
He’s a camera bug.
as poor as a church mouse
as strong as a horse
as busy as a bee
as fit as a fiddle
As angry as a hornet
As blind as a bat
As drunk as a skunk
As eager as a beaver
As free as a bird
As happy as a lark
As hungry as a horse
What is socially acceptable in the UK, but not in the US?
获得78.8k 好评的回答@Georgia Hilton：
Just a few I can think of:
1.Being an atheist. Nobody will question your right to be in politics, forexample, if you are an unbeliever.
2.Drinking outdoors in public spaces. Drinking at children’s parties. Gettingquite visibly drunk. You can legally drink at 18, but most people would be okwith giving a 17 year old an alcoholic drink.
3.Not tipping is also fine. You won't get chased out of restaurants for notleaving a tip. If you leave a large tip waiters will be quite pleasantlysurprised. You do not generally tip bar staff or taxi drivers.
4.Not being overly friendly. True, our service culture might seem terrible tosome, but we don't expect or even want too much attention from retail assistantsor the like. We prefer to be left alone.
5.Insulting people. It's a form of humour that is very difficult forAmericans to understand. We call it banter. Basically if someone is insultingyou, but is smiling or even laughing while they do it, they want to be yourfriend. But if a stranger is insulting you in the street, it's definitely notfriendly.
6.Being a Muslim in a position of authority. Londoners love their Muslimmayor Sadiq Khan. Yes there is islamaphobia here but it's not quite ashysterical as it seems to be in the US.
获得4.1k好评的回答@ Clive Bilby：
Breaking the rules. It is weird, in the UK rules are something to be upheldif it is in the public’s interest, and challenged as and when it is not.
Want to drink after it’s allowed, then have a lock-in (The doors are lockedafter the bar or pub has closed so that everyone inside can continue to drinkprivately).
Want to cross the road anywhere, do, with enough notice cars will stop, thereis no such thing as ‘Jaywalking’. However in the States, I’ve noticed that evenin the middle of nowhere, Americans in America, will want to stick to the rulesrigidly.
The only time people in the UK are genuinely ‘shocked’ by someone breakingthe rules, is when you jump a queue. Then you can expect a severe tut andstaring eyes to burn a hole in the back of your head!