2013-05-03 18:51:31 来源:大耳朵编译
Our boss may have my ass1 and dress me down for this mess!
“have one’s ass” is a daily phase, meaning “scold sb for doing something wrong”. Perhaps, you may use it when you are being criticized or reproached like this: My boss has my ass when he finds that my work is poorly performed.
“have one’s ass”是个常用的习语，意思是说“因为某事做到不够好而批评或责骂某人”。或许当你被责骂时，可以这么用这次短语：“老板发现我们工作干得不够好，就大声斥责我”。
1.Marston flew off the handle2 this morning because one of the students fiddled with the computer and crashed the system3. Marston tried everything he could to bring the system back to normal, but to no avail. He had ants in his pants4, pacing up and down the office and grumbling indignantly.
2.All of a sudden, he yelled loudly, raucously and coarsely, “That damned son of a bitch5! How can I tell the boss what turned up? If Mr. Dong takes me to task for not having taken good care of the computer, he will have my ass! And to make matters worse, all the documents may have been totally gone.”
3.I had to calm him down and tried to help him out of the mess. So I said, “Don’t worry too much, we’d better pull it back together by all means possible. If we fail to fix it and clear up all this mess, you just tell Mr. Dong that Mr. Yan is to blame for all the mess. I am willing to face the music if you wish yourself out of it. Don't be such an ass!”
4.“No, sir. If so, I can only make an ass of myself by having made a scapegoat of you. How can I blame it upon（归咎于）you and let you pay the fiddler 6？ The bottom line is that we have to get things back to normal.”