|http://www.sina.com.cn 2003/04/04 09:53 世博英语|
Thanks for asking, but I don't want to go watching a movie tonight because I can't enjoy a movie with a big exam hanging over my head.
哦，原来日思夜念的是考试呀!哎，俗话说大考大耍，小考小耍，不考不耍，管他的，下个星期就要期末考了，面临着大考的压力，我是反反复复，孤枕难眠了。对了，片语hang over someone's head意思就是指某人面临某种威胁或压力，某事悬在心头。看看英文解释：
Something to hang over your head, it means that it is a problem or a matter that is going to be with you, or has been with you wherever you go. You can't get rid of it. It is constant source of problem or worry.
US president Bush has a major worry hanging over his head. It is not easy to end the war against Iraq immediately.
今天偶然路过王府井时，看到一架十分精致的钢琴。本想买了来，可是欠人家的帐还没有还清呢！(have a financial obligation hanging over my head)。昨天清算了一下自己的钱财，哎，可怜哟!对了，清算某人资产该怎么说呢？
After my grandfather died, it took a long time to settle his estate.
settle one's estate意思就是指清算某人资产(遗产)，settle本来有安置的意思，这里指处理，整理的意思。处置(settle)财产(estate)，首先要清算一番嘛!看看英文解释：
To settle something means to complete or finish something. We settle arguments(争论) by coming to an agreement about what to do. We settle a bill by paying it. A person's estate is made of all the things that they own their property(财产). So to settle someone's estate means to determine what to do with the possessions(所拥有的财产) after that person has died.
结束语：我鄙视金钱，但也依赖金钱，所以还是努力工作希望能留下一笔财富给后代，这样待自己上了天堂，他们清算遗产时(settle someone's estate),不会太失望。所以，如何挣钱这个问题就常悬在心头，难以入眠(hang over someone's head).
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