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Cheaper by the dozen (I)

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Twelve is our number. lt's the number of games my husband Tom coaches at Lincoln College every season. lt's the number of times we zero out our bank account each year to make ends meet. And it's the number of kids we try to keep track of.
- Hey. Good run?
Oh, yeah.
You need a paramedic?

No, just a pair of knees.
You finish?
Still proofing, but l'm sending it to Diane today.
Look at this.
New, clean cover... no peanut butter stains...yet.
- Hey, baby?
- Baby?

You know, on the run, you know what l was thinking?
What?
Well, we've been married, what, five years?
- Twenty-three.
- Twenty-three. Sorry.

And l think we could use a little change around here... like-like this lumpy old mattress. - Maybe we should just, you know, get rid of it.
Don't be ridiculous, honey. You know you can just pound the lumps out of a mattress.
What-What do you mean? You can just pound the lumps out of a mattress?
Yeah,just randomly start swatting away.
- And it goes flat?
- Yes, yes.
 
1. make ends meet----Twelve is our number. lt's the number of games my husband Tom coaches at Lincoln College every season. lt's the number of times we zero out our bank account each year to make ends meet.

每季度要比赛的次数,为了家庭生活需要,而把银行账户的钱用完的次数。也是我们家孩子的个数

收支相抵

make ends meet 含意是"能过维持生活或使收支平衡"......

eg1 How are they going to make (both) ends meet? 他们要怎么维持生计呢?

eg2 If he does not find a cheaper apartment soon he won't be able to make both ends meet. 如果不快点找间便宜公寓的话,他就无法使收支平衡了


2. paramedic? You need a paramedic?
.
A person who is trained to give emergency medical treatment or assist medical professionals.
护理人员,医务辅助人员 。。。。。。需要个护理人员吗?

No, just a pair of knees. 一双膝盖

3. Look at this.
New, clean cover... no peanut butter stains...yet. n.污染的地方;污点;污渍
a coffee stain

4. like this lumpy old mattress. .旧床垫
Mattress are filled with feathers, cotton, or straw.
床垫里塞满了羽毛、棉花或草。
rubber mattress
橡胶垫
spring mattress
弹簧垫子
straw mattress
草垫子


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