행복하다, 슬프다, 화가 난다, 두렵다, 혼란스럽다…
감정을 정확하게 이해하고, 풍부하게 표현할 수 있다면
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Flying high – 매우 행복하다
예문: She’s flying high after the successful product launch.
Pumped up – 설레이고 기대된다
예문: He’s pumped up for his first half-marathon race this weekend.
Fool’s paradise – 거짓된 행복, 헛된 희망
예문: Realize reality and stop living in a fool’s paradise.
Be down in the dumps – 불행하고 희망이 없다
예문: I always feel down in the dumps when I go back to work after a long weekend.
Be at the end of your rope – 어쩔 수 없는 상황 때문에 몹시 화가 난다
예문: Helen is at the end of her rope after looking for a job for months.
Grief-stricken – 비탄에 빠져 있다
예문: After his partner died in a car accident, he was left grief-stricken.
Bite someone’s head off – 어떤 사람에게 몹시 화가 나다, 쏘아붙이다
예문: I just asked one question to confirm his request, and my boss bit my head off.
Black mood – 초조하고 기분이 좋지 않다
예문: She’s scared to ask for a day off as her boss is in a black mood today.
Drive someone up the wall – 어떤 사람을 몹시 화나게 하다
예문: His constant whining drove me up the wall, so I left.
Have/get/feel butterflies in your stomach – 초조하다, 긴장된다
예문: I’m going to have the first meeting with a big client tomorrow, and I’m feeling butterflies in my stomach.
Afraid of your own shadow – 작은 일에도 놀란다
예문: After reading “Dracula,” she became afraid of her own shadow.
Petrified of – 극도로 무서워하다
예문: In the “Harry Potter” series, Ron Weasley is petrified of spiders.
Feel out of it – 멍하다(소외감을 느끼다란 뜻도 있음)
예문: He just woke up from a night of heavy drinking and felt so out of it.
Puzzle over – 곰곰히 생각하다, 이해하려고 애를 쓰다
예문: I puzzled over the assignment for a few days.
Ambivalent about – 좋기도 하고 싫기도 하고, 양면적인 느낌을 갖다
예문: He’s ambivalent about quitting his job to start his own business.