willies

英 ['wɪlɪz] 美 ['wɪlɪz]
  • n. 焦虑不安;心惊肉跳;小鸡鸡(儿童用语,willy的复数)
  • n. (Willies)人名;(英)威利斯
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willies 心里发毛

可能来自英语方言woollies,羊毛,羊毛制衣,引申义发痒,紧张不安,词源同wool.

willies (n.)
"spell of nervousness," 1896, perhaps from the woollies, a dialectal term for "nervous uneasiness," probably in reference to the itchiness of wool garments.
1. It gives me the willies.
这使我毛骨悚然.

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2. Being alone in that gloomy house gave me the willies.
我一个人在那所阴暗的房子心里就发毛.

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3. He said that Opposition members were a bunch of weary Willies.
他说反对党的成员是一群没有力量和活力的家伙.

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4. Walking down that street at night gives me the willies.
晚上在那条街上走我很害怕.

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5. The dark, dank cave gave me the willies.
一个既黑暗又潮湿 、 又阴冷的洞.

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