The following idioms and expressions use the noun / verb 'work'. Each idiom or expression has a definition and two example sentences to help your understanding of these common idiomatic expressions with 'work'.
下列習語和短語使用名詞/動詞“work”。每一個習語或表達都有一個定義和兩個例句,以幫助你通過“work”來理解這些常見的習語表達。

All in a day's work
工作的一部分

Definition: nothing special, part of the routine
沒什么特別的,日常工作的一部分。

Don't worry about it. It's all in a day's work.
別擔心了。這不足為奇。

Cooking is all in a day's work.
做飯是日常事務的一部分。

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
只工作不玩耍,聰明孩子也變傻。

Definition: Idiom meaning that you need to have fun in order to be a happy, healthy person
為了成為一個快樂、健康的人,就得玩得開心。

Go home! Remember: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
回家吧!記住:只工作不休息,聰明孩子也變傻。

I'm worried about him. He hasn't yet understood that all work and no play makes jack a dull boy.
我很擔心他。他不明白,只工作,不玩耍,聰明的孩子會變傻。

Dirty work
艱難的工作

Definition: Necessary, but uninteresting, or difficult work
必要的,但乏味或艱難的工作。

He did the dirty work on that project.
他干的是這個項目里的苦活兒。

Have you got around to doing the dirty work yet?
你開始考慮干這個苦活了嗎?

Get down to work
集中精力在要事上

Definition: Stop relaxing, focus on important task
停止休息,將注意力集中在重要的任務上。

Hey, let's get down to work here!
嘿,開始干活了!

Sorry, I've got to get off the phone and get down to work.
抱歉,我要放下電話開始干活了。

Get worked up over something
對...不滿意

Definition: become angry or annoyed about something
對某事感到憤怒或煩惱

He got all worked up over the last exam.
他對上次考試極其不滿意。

Don't get worked up over the garden. I'll take care of it tomorrow.
別為園藝的活感到郁悶了。明天我會照顧它們的。

Make short work of something
做事迅速

Definition: do something quickly
迅速做某事

I made short work of the assignment and moved on to the next job.
我迅速完成了任務,然后又開始忙下一個。

Give it to John. He'll make short work of it.
交給約翰吧。他很快就會完成的。

Work like a horse
辛勤的完成工作

Definition: work a lot, work very hard
辛勤地完成大量的工作

Janet works like a horse!
珍妮特辛勤地工作著。

Why don't you ask Tom. He works like a horse.
你為什么不問問約翰呢。他工作特別勤懇。

Work out for the best
出色完成

Definition: eventually finish well
圓滿完成

Don't worry about your problems. Everything will work out for the best.
別擔心你的問題了。一切都會圓滿結束的。

The divorce worked out for the best for the whole family.
對這個家庭來說,離婚是最好的結果。

Work something off
減肥

Definition: lose weight
減肥

I'm going running to work dinner off.
我準備通過跑步來減肥。

She went to the gym to work off a few pounds.
她在健身房里減掉了幾磅肉。

Throw a monkey wrench in the works
搞破壞

Definition: cause a disturbance in something that seems clear and understandable
對清楚明了的事進行破壞

I hate to throw a monkey wrench in the works, but don't you think we should ask Andy to help.
我討厭搞破壞,但你認為我們是否應該像安迪求助呢?

Everything was set to go when Jack threw a monkey wrench in the works!
當杰克搞破壞時,一切已成定局。