LL: Hey, Li Hua, did you hear that? The president of that corporation finally came clean about stealing several million dollars.
LL: No, I said, "He finally came clean about stealing several million dollars." It means "He finally admitted he stole several million dollars." To come clean about something is to admit to it.
LH: 噢，to come clean about something 原来就是“坦白承认”。你刚才是说那个公司总裁最后终于承认他偷了几百万美元。这么说，Larry, 要是我做错了事，然后承认做错了，那我就是come clean 喽？
LL: That's right. If you cheat on a test and then tell the professor because you feel guilty, then you are coming clean about your mistake.
LH: Hey, Larry, 你可别瞎说，我考试从来不作弊，心里没鬼，更不用去教授那儿认错。你刚才闯了红灯，我看呐，你还是干脆承认你的开车技术不怎么样吧！
LL: What? You want me to come clean about my bad driving? What stop light? There wasn't a stop light. Don't tease me like that.
LL: Speaking of coming clean about things, did your roommate ever come clean about stealing your CD?
LL: How do you know?
LL: Well, if she's not going to come clean about it, then maybe you should just take it back.
LL: Then you really need to find a new roommate. You should just come clean and admit that you made a mistake when you moved in with her.
LH: 哎哟，Larry, 你刚才拐弯的时候开这么快，我把可乐撒在车座上，把你的车给弄脏了。
LL: No sweat. I'll stop at that gas station and we can get some stuff to clean it up.
LH: 那我们赶紧开到前面那个加油站擦擦干净吧！可是你还说 - No sweat - 别出汗？噢，你的意思是让我别着急，是不是？
LL: That's right! No sweat means "don't worry about it" or "it's okay." Don't worry about the coke. We can clean it up.
LH: 你以前还教过我一个类似的短语，是Don't sweat it! 也是“别担心，别着急”的意思。除了可以说Don't sweat it, 也可以说No sweat。可是，Larry, 我还是挺不安的，你看我撒了这么多可乐，这能擦干净吗？
LL: As I said, no sweat. The seats are leather, so they are really easy to clean.
LH: 噢，这种皮制的车座很容易擦干净啊？这我就放心了。哎，Larry, 你能不能再给我举个 no sweat 的例子?
LL: Well, if someone accidentally bumps into you in the hallway and they say, "sorry," you can tell them, "no sweat."
LH: 嗯，要是有人在楼道里不小心撞到我，他如果说sorry, 我就可以说，No sweat! 也就是没关系的意思。Larry, 昨天我和一个朋友约好一起吃午饭，可是他没来。我估计是忘了，我下次见到他能不能也对他说No sweat呢？
LL: Well, personally, that would upset me, but if he comes clean about the fact that he has forgotten to meet you, then you can tell him no sweat.
LH: 对，让我白等是挺让人恼火的。你说得对，要是他承认是把约会给忘了，那我就会告诉他 No sweat - Don't worry about it 。
今天李华从Larry那儿学到了两个常用语。一个是come clean, 意思是“坦白承认”。另一个常用语是 no sweat, 意思是“别着急，别担心”。