每日流行美语--right on the money & crapshoot
Larry和李华一起去逛街，给Larry的朋友Tom买生日礼物。今天我们要学两个常用语： right on the money和crapshoot
LH: Larry, Tom平时有什么爱好啊？
L: Tom really enjoys sports, especially skiing. But he also loves video games too.
LH: 他喜欢滑雪和电子游戏？现在天气这么热，没法带他去滑雪...对了！ 我们给他买一个滑雪的电子游戏，这样他在家里就能滑了!
L: You want to buy him a skiing video game? I think you're right on the money
right on the money. Great idea!
LH: Right on the money? 什么意思？你让我付钱买礼物么？
L: Actually, when you say that something is right on the money, that means it is exactly right
when you say that something is right on the money, that means it is exactly right.
LH: 哦， right on the money
right on the money就是“完全正确”的意思。你是说，我提出给Tom买滑雪游戏是个特别好的主意，对不对？
L: Exactly. Here is another example. When Erica went to visit Karen she wasn't sure which apartment number was hers. Luckily her guess was right on the money.
LH: 我明白了。Erica不肯定Karen家的门牌号码，可是她一猜就猜中了，这就叫right on the money.
L: Exactly! You're right on the money.
L: Yup, you're right on the money. There is a big electronics store there.
L: There is a metro station nearby, so I think that will be the most convenient way.
L: Yup, you're right on the money again. It's the green line.
L: Larry, 这种滑雪游戏好像是新上市的，会不会很贵啊？得50块钱吧？
LH: Wow Lihua, good guess! You're right on the money. The most popular sk
iing video game is $49.99.
L: 哈！我今天怎么猜什么都那么准啊! 那我再猜猜，你买这个游戏给Tom, 其实是想和他一起玩儿吧？
LH: Actually, Lihua, you're right on the money!
LH: Larry， 这里至少有10种滑雪游戏！咱们买哪个啊？
L: Hmmm ... I don't know. Maybe we could ask a store employee to recommend one.
LH: 找店员问？他肯定给你推荐最贵的， 而且还不一定好！
L: I guess you're right. Since we don't have any idea which games are good, it's really just a crapshoot
it's really just a crapshoot.
LH: A crapshoot? 什么意思？
L: A crapshoot is something that depends totally on luck
A crapshoot is something that depends totally on luck.
LH: 哦， crapshoot就是完全靠运气的事情
L: Exactly. For example, becoming a movie star is extremely competitive. Even if you're a good actor, it's still mostly a crapshoot.
L: You got it.
L: Maybe, but there isn't any way to know which store would be cheaper. It would really be just a crapshoot.
L: Hmm ... I have no idea.
L: Well, we will just have to guess. It will be a crapshoot, but he can always exchange it later.
L: Well, it's not a total crapshoot. We know he likes skiing and video games, so it's likely he will like this gift.
LH: 我说 Larry, 你对Tom的生日礼物可真上心啊! 我猜，等到给我买生日礼物的时候，你一定会花更多的心思！
L: Of course, Lihua. You're right on the money!
今天李华学了两个常用语。一个是 right on the money表示完全正确 crapshoot, 意思是全凭运气的事
right on the money表示完全正确。另一是