LL: Hey Li Hua, are you ready for that camping trip this weekend?
LH: 这个周末去野营的事呀？ 嗯... 我还没一定是不是能跟你们一起去...
LL: What? Don't tell me you're getting cold feet! You told me last week you wanted to come along!
LL: No, no... to get cold feet means, to become nervous or anxious and then change your mind about a decision.
LH: 噢，你不是说我因为脚冷而不去。Cold feet是因为太紧张，太担心而改变主意。
LL：I still don't understand why you are afraid to go camping.
LL: Everyone has gotten cold feet at least once. When I was little, my parents sent me to a summer camp. At the camp I began to feel homesick, started getting cold feet, and wanted to come home.
LH: 原来你小时候还有这事！ 你父母送你去夏令营，结果去了以后你就紧张了，要回家，那你父母得提早把你接回去呀？Larry，那时你多大呀？
LL: I was like 7-years old. When I was a teenager, I thought about joining the Army after high school. But as I got closer to graduation, I got cold feet, and changed my mind.
LL: Yes, she pretended she had been kidnapped. I feel sorry for her fiancé。
LH: 对， 她假装被人绑架了。她那未婚夫可真倒霉。Larry，上星期本来说好去跳舞，后来你改变主意，是真的病了呢，还是get cold feet?
LL: Honestly, I got cold feet. I got nervous at the last minute, and made up an excuse. Sorry!
LH: Hi, Larry! 你们去野营，开心吗？
LL: Sure, I guess so... but look at this sunburn I got! The sun really did a number on my face!
LH: 哟，看你的脸给晒的！ 你说太阳怎么啦？Did a number，太阳和数字有什么关系呀？
LL: The sun did a number on my face. Did a number means that the sun did a lot of damage, I got a really bad sunburn!
LH: Did a number 意思是造成很大损坏。对，你晒得可真厉害。你的手臂呢？
LL: Oh, those are mosquito bites. The mosquitoes really did a number on my arms... and my legs, and my neck...
LH: 蚊子把你咬成那样呀！瞧你的手臂，还有腿，哟，还有脖子上！不过，你总算去玩了。我呀，才倒霉呢。车子好好停在那里，一个人会开着车撞上去，把我的门给撞坏了。He did a number on the door.
LL: Wow, too bad. At least you were lucky that you weren't in the car when he hit it, he could have done a real number on you, not just your car.
LL: That's terrible! A few years ago someone in a car hit me while I was riding my bicycle on the street. I was not hurt, but it really did a number on my bike!
LL: Nothing, because he drove off. Good for him: I was angry and felt like doing a number on his face with my fists.
LL: Speaking of doing a number, that camping food really made my stomach uncomfortable. I need some coffee.
LH: Oh, yeah, that'll do a number on me, I'd better eat first.
今天李华学到了两个常用语。一个是：cold feet，意思是由于紧张和担心而临时改变主意。另一个常用语是：do a number， 这是指伤害什么东西。