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'.
下列习语和短语使用名词/动词“work”。每一个习语或表达都有一个定义和两个例句,以帮助你通过“work”来理解这些常见的习语表达。

All in a day's work
工作的一部分

Definition: nothing special, part of the routine
没什么特别的,日常工作的一部分。

Don't worry about it. It's all in a day's work.
别担心了。这不足为奇。

Cooking is all in a day's work.
做饭是日常事务的一部分。

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
只工作不玩耍,聪明孩子也变傻。

Definition: Idiom meaning that you need to have fun in order to be a happy, healthy person
为了成为一个快乐、健康的人,就得玩得开心。

Go home! Remember: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
回家吧!记?。褐还ぷ鞑恍菹?,聪明孩子也变傻。

I'm worried about him. He hasn't yet understood that all work and no play makes jack a dull boy.
我很担心他。他不明白,只工作,不玩耍,聪明的孩子会变傻。

Dirty work
艰难的工作

Definition: Necessary, but uninteresting, or difficult work
必要的,但乏味或艰难的工作。

He did the dirty work on that project.
他干的是这个项目里的苦活儿。

Have you got around to doing the dirty work yet?
你开始考虑干这个苦活了吗?

Get down to work
集中精力在要事上

Definition: Stop relaxing, focus on important task
停止休息,将注意力集中在重要的任务上。

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

Sorry, I've got to get off the phone and get down to work.
抱歉,我要放下电话开始干活了。

Get worked up over something
对...不满意

Definition: become angry or annoyed about something
对某事感到愤怒或烦恼

He got all worked up over the last exam.
他对上次考试极其不满意。

Don't get worked up over the garden. I'll take care of it tomorrow.
别为园艺的活感到郁闷了。明天我会照顾它们的。

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.
我迅速完成了任务,然后又开始忙下一个。

Give it to John. He'll make short work of it.
交给约翰吧。他很快就会完成的。

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!
珍妮特辛勤地工作着。

Why don't you ask Tom. He works like a horse.
你为什么不问问约翰呢。他工作特别勤恳。

Work out for the best
出色完成

Definition: eventually finish well
圆满完成

Don't worry about your problems. Everything will work out for the best.
别担心你的问题了。一切都会圆满结束的。

The divorce worked out for the best for the whole family.
对这个家庭来说,离婚是最好的结果。

Work something off
减肥

Definition: lose weight
减肥

I'm going running to work dinner off.
我准备通过跑步来减肥。

She went to the gym to work off a few pounds.
她在健身房里减掉了几磅肉。

Throw a monkey wrench in the works
搞破坏

Definition: cause a disturbance in something that seems clear and understandable
对清楚明了的事进行破坏

I hate to throw a monkey wrench in the works, but don't you think we should ask Andy to help.
我讨厌搞破坏,但你认为我们是否应该像安迪求助呢?

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