1． 前途远大 have the world before one
You all have the world before you .But you’ll still need to work hard.
2.好险 a narrow squeak
3.手气好 have the Midas touch
Mr. Wang has the Midas touch: everything he does turns to gold.
4.走运 be on the gravy train
He’s been on the gravy train these years.
5.让人给骗了 be ripped off
I was ripped off again by that guy.
6.不入虎穴焉得虎子 Nothing venture ,nothing have.
7.白费力气plough the air.
Any attempt tot let him change will only be ploughing the air.
8.命好 lead a charmed life
His father is a senior government official, his mother is the general manager
of a large company and he himself had passed the TOFEL test and got a
scholarship from an American university. He must have been leading a
9.倒霉 get in the neck
In the family, if the kicks-up are found out by the parents , it’s always the
oldest of the children who’ll get in the neck.
10.背黑锅 hold the bag
Under no circumstances have I made anyone hold the bag for me.
11. 有利可图的事 an angle
That guy never does anything unless there’s an angle in it.
12.吃苦头 burn one’s fingers
I burned my fingers in helping that guy before.
13.被开除 be sacked
He got sacked for falling asleep at the switch.
14.因祸得福 a blessing in disguise
He had an accident and it turned out to be a blessing in disguise: a pretty
nurse fell in lover with him during his stay in the hospital.
15.一举成名 be vaulted to fame
Lao Zhang was vaulted to fame, a classic example of overnight success.
16.千载难逢 once in a blue moon
This is a chance once in a blue moon.
17.十拿九稳 it’s dollar to buttons
I bet he will pass the exam. Its dollars to buttons.
19.好日子不多了 one’s days are numbered
He felt a rush of chilled feeling of anxiety when he realized that his days
20.有点玄乎 a bit iffy
As far as I can see, their success is a bit iffy.