Learn English with Rick and Morty.
这部地球上脑洞最大的科幻情景喜剧动画（Animated sitcom）于 2013 年 12 月 2 日首播，感叹相见恨晚。
as advertised 名不虚传
- One thing's for sure, you're just as pretty as advertised.
I have it on good authority 我敢保证
- I have it on very good authority that your life's in danger.
- Over 500 staff are facing the axe.
- You bested us, party beast. And to that, I doff my cap.
- Okay, I'll bite.
我会上钩 / 咬饵（哎呀，别卖关子啦，快告诉我为什么。）
- He'll bite. Get him on the phone.
- His face was bloated.
- the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, group, or organization.
cut class 逃课
- Apparently, she's been cutting classes all week.
- Dan, you've been sleeping all day, cutting class.
- Oh, my god. It was so worth cutting class to hear this.
- That's no excuse for talking back to your teacher, or cutting class, or dropping out of school.
A deal's a deal 一言为定
- You ripped me off. A deal's a deal.
- Don't think you'll raise the price, a deal's a deal.
- Do we have a deal?
It's a deal. 就这么定了。
be down with 好的；同意；愿意
- Want to go grab some pizza?
Okay, I'm down with that.
- I am up for movies, but I am not down with your movie choice.
- We are going to the movies later tonight. Are you down?
- I'm down.
come down with 患上（小病）
- I think I'm coming down with flu.
- Duck! Down! Hold on, hold on.
- He ducked in time to avoid a blow.
eon /ˈiːən/ 千万年
- I've been here for eons.
epitome /ɪˈpɪtəmɪ/ 典型；缩影
- He's kind of the epitome of an American businessman. I really like that. He is self-established.
- That epitome of rugged wildness, the grizzly bear, seems to be the only species other than humans to have invented the comb.
- In Nigeria, maybe now it's changing a little bit, but in Nigeria, eating plain, white rice is the epitome of poverty.
- Even now in her sixties, she is the epitome of French elegance.
- Maureen was the epitome of sophistication.
put one's finger on sth
- to discover the exact reason why a situation is the way it is, especially when something is wrong
- There's something odd about him, but I can't quite put my finger on it.
- He couldn't put his finger on the problem.
- I can't put my finger on why.
get off on the wrong foot 出师不利
- Simon and I got off on the wrong foot but we're good friends now.
- I know we got off on the wrong foot, but I'm willing to start over.
- I finally got a date with that new girl in class but I sure got off on the wrong foot with her: I had car trouble and got to her place almost two hours late.
- get/start off on the right foot
- Freebie thanksgiving dinner is now officially over.
- Everybody likes to get a freebie: something given to you to try for free.
- Dont't gaslight me.
get off sb's back used to tell someone to stop criticizing you:
- I'm fine. Get off Rick's back. 我挺好的，别找 Rick 麻烦了。
- Why don't you get off my back! I'm doing my best.
- Get off my back, I didn't sleep last night. / can't you see how
busy I am. / Don't you have anything better to do ?
still got it
- The old guy's still got it.
go with the flow 随大流；随波逐流；顺其自然
- Most of them just go with the flow, ending up as something like a gas fitter or a policeman.
- In high school, I went with the flow.
heist /haɪst/ 盗窃（贵重物品）
- He didn't do the heist, I did.
- Friends hooking up is a bad idea.
- Now Jack's hooked up, l'm single again.
- Are you two still hooking up?
- You really wanna hook up with her?
- we owe it all to everyone's input.
- We listen to our employees and value their input.
push it to the limit 超越极限
- I desperately wanna push this A12X to the limit.
我破不急待想把 A12X 用到极限。
- Your expectations are too high so you push yourself to the limit , affecting your state of mind.
- I told him that he should be man enough to admit he had done wrong.
- You can search me if you think you're man enough.
The moral of this story is bros before hoes.
Friends 'til the end. Bros before hoes.
nip (something) in the bud 防患于未然
- You gotta nip this in the bud.
- We are outnumbered.
- They still outnumber us 1,000 to one.
on the count of three 我数到三
- On the count of three, I want you to yell "Cheese." One Mississippi，two Mississippi, three Mississippi…
- On the count of three, name your favorite creature.
- Now I need your help on the count of three.
- It pains me to sell it.
- It pains me to bring you this news.
- I know that it pains you to see this. But I'm fine, ok? I'm fine.
- I think I'll pass on the hiking next time.
- "You can join us if you like." Brad shook his head. " I'll pass, thanks."
- She made a pitch for the job but she didn't get it.
- She pitched her idea to me over a business lunch.
- Another client, another sales pitch, another moment of feeling disconnected from people.
pussy out 怂了；打退堂鼓；（临阵）退缩
- Don't pussy out on me now.
- Is this a JoJo reference.
这是 JoJo 的梗。
- We're rooting for you.
- Excellent. Which scientists are you rooting for?
- You keep going to the same bar. You're in a rut.
- Get out this rut we've been in lately.
- Now hand me that flat-head screwdriver.
- I don't know when the other shoes' gonna drop.
shoot hoops 投篮；打篮球
- Miguel and I go to the park on Sundays, hang out, shoot hoops.
- Hey, Joe! Wanna shoot some hoops?
- Let's go. Time to go shoot hoops.
- Might make me his new sidekick?
我会成为 Rick 外公的新宠吗？
- They used to take off their clothes and go skinny dipping in the creek.
slippery slope 滑坡效应
- Once we start doing that, it's a slippery slope.
snap out of it 振作起来
- I was in a funk, and I couldn't snap out of it.
- Any idea when you will snap out of this?
- Your future stems from your present.
- I think my problems stem from childhood.
- It stems from fear. And fear stems from ignorance.
- Embryonic stem cells are particularly powerful.
stride 大步走（a long step）；从容处理
- Beth was struck by how Naomi took the mistake in her stride.
- Some people find retiring difficult, but he has taken it all in his stride.
do me a solid =
do me a favor =
help me out 帮我个忙
- Hey, would you do me a solid?
Well, what kind of solid?
- Do me a solid and stop talking.
- Could you do me a solid, Dan?
Sure. What is it?
Could you take this to HR, please?
- Amy, I need you to do me a solid.
My husband and I are going to a party tonight. I can’t find a babysitter on such short notice.
Say no more（我懂了） . Just tell me what time you need me there.
split the difference 折衷；各让一步
- How about splitting the difference, 2% off?
那么我们各自让一半，减价 2% 怎么样？
- Let's split the difference, and then I'll take it.
- Alma said to me when Theodora didn't come to her party, it was the last straw.
- That's the last straw. I'm just staying at home and watching TV tonight.
- Okay, that's it, that's the final straw.
suffice [sə'faɪs] to be enough
- A simple "No, I didn't drink any beer" would've sufficed.
- A thank you would suffice.
- Suffice it to say, I was awesome.
- Just suffice to say she was really into you.
Szechuan sauce 川香酱
- Szechuan \ˈsech-ˌwän\ 四川的
- sauce 酱
it takes one to to know one 彼此彼此
- You say that I'm a cheapskate, do you? well, it takes one to know one!
walk over 苛刻对待
- You mustn't let him walk over you like that.
way to go 棒棒哒
- used to express pleasure, approval, or excitement.
- Okay, I'm sensing this is some kind of wordplay.
Rick: Listen Morty, I hate to break it to you, but what people calls "love" is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard, Morty, then it slowly fades, leaving you stranded in a failing marriage. I did it. Your parents are gonna do it. Break the cycle, Morty. Rise above. Focus on science.
You have to think ahead and live in the moment.
Your future stems from your present, which, if you're living right, keeps changing. Truth is, anyone that knows how they're definitely gonna die is either boring as hell or about to get shot. People that spend their life avoiding death are already dead (直视死亡，方能解脱).