英文諺語(B) - English Idiom (B)

Bad news travels fast.

惡事傳千里。



Barking dogs seldom bite.

吠叫的狗不咬人。

指裝模作樣,勿用在意。

外強中乾、虛有其表、虛張聲勢。



Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

情人眼裡出西施。



Beauty is but skin deep.

美色只是一層皮。紅顏易老。



Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes straight to the bone.

美麗流於膚淺,醜陋深入於骨。



Beer before liquor, you'll never be sicker,

but liquor before beer and you're in the clear.

喝啤酒再喝白酒,你不會清醒;

但先喝白酒再喝啤酒,你還會清醒。

由淺入深難,由深入淺易。

由儉入奢易,由奢入儉難。



Beggars must not be choosers.

饑者不得擇食。

窮人無選擇權。

飢不擇食、寒不擇衣、慌不擇路、貧不擇妻。



Better be the head of an ass than the tail of a horse.

Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.

寧為驢頭不為馬尾;寧為牛頭不為蛇尾。



Better late than never.

(It's never too late to mend.)

寧遲勿缺;亡羊補牢,猶未晚矣。
(遲做總比不做好)



Better safe than sorry.

安全勝過遺憾。

不怕一萬,只怕萬一。

小心為上。

流汗總比流血好。



Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.

已知的魔鬼比未知的好。

明槍易躲,暗箭難防。



Between two stools you fall to the ground.

腳踏雙凳必墜地。

喻一心二用,將一事無成。



Birds of a feather flock together.

物以類聚。



Bitter pills may have blessed effects.

良藥苦口。忠言逆耳。



Blood is thicker than water.

血濃於水。



Blood will out.

謀殺必將敗露。真相大白、紙包不住火。



Boys will be boys.

孩子就是孩子。理當如此。



Brain is better than brawn.

智慧勝於力量。智勝於勇莽。



Bread is the staff of life.

麵包是生活的主食。

民以食為天。



Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dine like a pauper.

早餐像國王,午餐像王子,晚餐像乞丐。

早餐吃飽,午餐吃得好,晚餐吃得少。



Brevity is the soul of wit.

精簡是智慧的真髓。



Business before pleasure.

工作先於玩樂。



Butter is gold in the morning, silver at noon, lead at night.

奶油在早餐是金、午餐是銀、晚餐是鉛。

過猶不及。

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