今天Larry和李华在学校的书店里买书。Larry觉得那里的书太贵,决定上网买。

LL: Oh man, look at this! $85 for a book of old essays on US Politics? That does it! I'm buying my textbooks online.

LH: 这本美国政治论文集要卖85美元?你说 - "That does it"? 这是什么意思?

LL: Well, when someone says "That does it", he means that he is so upset that he is no longer willing to accept something.


LH: 噢,"That does it"就是一个人对某件事非常生气,以致到了宁可放弃的地步。 哎,那不就相当于中文所说的“得了,算了吧”?Larry, 你是说这些课本要价太高,所以你干脆不在这儿买,到因特网上去买了?

LL: That's right! If a situation gets so bad that you cannot stand it, you can yell "that does it!", and then do something about the problem.

LH: Hmm... 要是你实在觉得忍无可忍,你就可以大声说:That does it!哎,Larry, 我好象明白这个用法了,可是你能不能再给我举个例子呢?

LL: Well, for example, if an employee always comes to work late, one day the boss might say "You're late again? That does it! You're fired!"

LH: Ah. 这正是我对我表妹说的话。她每天上班都迟到。我对她说总有一天他老板会觉得忍无可忍。你的老板会说:“得了,你今后别来上班了。”原来在英文里就可以说:"That does it! You're fired!"

LL: Now you know how to use "That does it!" Why don't you give me an example.

LH: 有了,Larry,有一天你会在照镜子的时候对自己说, "That does it! 我一定要减肥了!"

LL: (Angry) That does it, Li Hua! I told you to stop making fun of my weight.

LH: Hey! 别生气,Larry! 我是跟你开玩笑呢!而且我发现你最近好像瘦了。你是不是在吃什么减肥食品啊?

LL: A special diet? No way! All those diet books and special foods are a racket. I just decided to exercise regularly and eat less junk food.

LH: 这话我同意,那些减肥书和减肥食品都很贵,主要是为了骗钱,其实最重要的是锻炼身体,少吃零食。Good for you, Larry!


That does it! 还是算了吧!: http://insuns.com/article/19147-1.html