World is but a little place.
Explanation: it is used when a person meets someone he knows or is in someway connected with him in a place where he would never have expected to do so.
Example: Who would have thought I would bump into an old schoolmate on a trek up Mount Tai. The world is but a little place after all.
What you lose on the swings you get back on the roundabouts.
Explanation: a rough way of starting a law of average; if you have bad luck on one day you have good on another; if one venture results in loss try a fresh one---it may succeed.
Example: he may always possess merits which make up for everything; if he loses on the swings, he may win on the roundabouts.
ttaix,so clever haven't consulted the dictionary?
ok,next:A contented mind is a perpetual feast?Don't forgot the sentence
Entertain an angel unawares. 有眼不识泰山 Explanation: to receive a great personage as a guest without knowing his merits. Example: In the course of evening someone informed her that she was entertaining an angel unawares, in the shape of a composer of the greatest promise.(maybe who can tell me how to translate this sentence?)
ttaix,why have a try this time?or just took a joke?
and ling-fly,don't give up,go on learning we're all with you
today's question:After meat, mustard; after death, doctor?
if you can help me translate this sentence,then I'll
Example: In the course of evening someone informed her that she was entertaining an angel unawares, in the shape of a composer of the greatest promise.
ok,answer:After meat, mustard; after death, doctor . 雨后送伞 Explanation: this describes a situation where assistance or comfort is given when it is too late. Example: just as I had cancelled my application to go abroad, I had a promise of money for my fare. It was a case of after death, the doctor.
then,today's challenge:After praising the wine they sell us vinegar. easier
Science to the human mind is what water is to the body
what = just as,意为“恰像，犹如，好比”用作连词,引导比较状语从句。（见新编高二英语上册p.21）
⑴ 惯用句式是：A is to B what C is to D. 意为“A对B而言正如C对D一样”例如：
Air is to us What water is to fish. 空气对于我们犹如水对于鱼。(介词to 表示两者的关系)
⑵ 也有“A is for B what C is for D.”句式。例如：
Poultry is for the cook what canvas is for the paint. 厨师离不了家禽正如画家离不开画布一样。（介词for表示“供…使用”）
⑶ what 引导的从句也可以放在句首,其句式是: What C is to D, that A is to B.(= A is to B what C is to D.)
What blood vessel is to a man’s body, that railway is to transportation.（=Just as blood vessel is to a man’s body ，so Railway is to transportation.）