英语早间课堂:You have got to come clean with me

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Good morning, my buddies. I am Juliet. Nice to meet you through network. Hope we could spend a wonderful morning together. An hour in the morning is worth two hours in the evening. 一天之计在于晨,若您有个美好晨间生活,相信您一天的生活都是美好的。A hard beginning makes a good ending. 常言道:善始善终。

【主题】

Last time we learnt a short sentence which is used to ask somebody speak honestly:"Level with me."Today I would like to share a new expression with you that is similar to it but the situation used is a little different. It's often said when somebody lies. What's it? Let's get the answer from the dialogue.

A : You have got to come clean with me. You are seeing other women. B : Yeah. I have been on a few dates recently.

【答疑解惑】

It it "You have got to come clean with me." This sentence is a little longer than before. But actually the key point is "come clean ". It's an idiom which means "to admit and explain something that you've been kept as a secret". Okay, how should we put it in Chinese? Guess it! It is : 全盘招供,和盘说出。

What's more,there is a set phrase structure: come clean with somebody about something. 向某人全盘说出某事。For example: Isn't it time the goverment come clean with the public about their plan for education. 这难道不是政府向公众彻底说明教育计划的时候吗?

【视野拓展】

Here's an idiom which is similar to "come clean about something". It is : make a clean breast of something to somebody. 看到影视上,警察确实是挺辛苦的,要费尽心思去套出犯人的供词。当犯人招供后,警察会松一口气说道:The man suspected of killing the little girl made a clean breast of everything to me after he had been questioned for a long time. 经过长时间的审讯,这个杀小姑娘的嫌疑犯招供了. Another idiom which is similar to saying "go straight" we learned just a few days ago. It is : clean up your act. It means start behaving in a moral or responsible way. 如果您身边有位吸毒者,您不妨对他说一句:Cheer up! You should clean up your act and come off drug in a drug rehabilitation center.

【温故知新】

Please translate the following sentences into English.

1他拱认自己是偷窃珠宝的帮凶。

2警察捕获肇事逃跑的司机,该司机对其罪行供认不讳。

3他向警方如实招供.

4我说实话--窗户是我打破的.

5显而易见,那是你干的,因此你不妨全盘招供了。

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