To be all downhill 容易走的下坡路

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Rob 洋洋得意,因為他已經把一整週的工作全部做完了,可今天才週三。這意味著他後半周的日子可是 「all downhill 輕鬆,好過」。不過菲菲告訴他 「all downhill」 還有另一個意思。聽他們的對話,學習 「to be all downhill」 的多個意思。

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Feifei
大家好!歡迎來到BBC英語教學的《地道英語》節目,我是馮菲菲。

Rob
And hello, I’m Rob.

Feifei
You’re looking pleased with yourself, Rob.

Rob
I am! I’ve finished all of my work.

Feifei
Really. All of it?

Rob
Yes, scripts written, programmes recorded and edited, and meetings cancelled. I think I deserve a cup of coffee… or maybe something stronger!

Feifei
今天是週三,但 Rob 說他把這一週的工作都做完了。So what does that mean?

Rob
It means it’s all downhill to the weekend.

Feifei
「All downhill 都是下坡路」?哦,我明白了,下坡路走起來很輕鬆,所以你的意思是工作都做完了,下半周應該會很輕鬆。

Rob
Spot on, Feifei. Once we’ve heard some examples, it’s going to be all downhill until pub time!

Examples
Yes! Our building plans have been approved. It’s all downhill from here on.

Once I’ve completed this final assignment, it’ll be all downhill until I get my qualification.

Feifei
這裡是BBC英語教學的《地道英語》節目。Rob 已經在前半周把這一整週的工作都做完了,所以後半周裡他的日子可是 all downhill,非常好過的。But Rob, I have a question.

Rob
Oh, yes?

Feifei
The phrase ‘to be all downhill’ isn’t always used in a positive situation. Sometimes it is used to describe situations that get worse. 這個短語有時候也可以用來指每況愈下,走下坡路,越來越壞的情況。Such as…

Example
The film’s opening scene was amazing, but it was all downhill after that, there was no story and the acting was appalling!

Rob
Are you absolutely sure about this?

Feifei
Yes, it’s true – and your week is definitely going to be all downhill.

Rob
In a bad way, I suppose?

Feifei
Yep. Neil’s just gone off sick and you’ve got to do all his work now.

Rob
Crikey! The script of this programme has suddenly gone downhill.

Feifei
You had better save that drink for later. See ya!

Rob
Bye.