Desperate Housewives S01E15 – Part02
Here’s the deal：（条件、提议是这样的，这么跟您说吧；目前的状况是，事情是这样的）
1、Formal business deal：This is the plan, scheme, or proposition.
E.G.1：Well, here’s the deal. Since the ice queen isn’t doing anything to memorialize her sister, I have decided to carry Martha’s ashes up to Torch Lake and scatter them myself. （DH S01E12）
E.G.2：Here’s the deal. I said that. But it was just an excuse. I mean, the truth is, I wasn’t that into her. （DH S01E15）
2、This is the situation, here’s what’s happening.
E.G.1：But here’s the deal. I need to know that this isn’t a maybe. I want a promise that we will have children. （DH S02E13）
E.G.2：My wife has something to tell you. So, here’s the deal. Um, there was a little miscommunication, and as it turns out, we don’t need you. （DH S02E15）
Don’t get me wrong：said when you think someone might not understand what you say, or be upset by it （别误会我了、别理解错了）
E.G.1：Don’t get me wrong, he’s a good guy. I like him. But I’m betting you two don’t have what we had together. （DH S01E11）
E.G.2：Don’t worry, I’m not gonna date him. It doesn’t matter anymore. Well, don’t get me wrong. I still have every intention of sleeping with him. （DH S01E16）
Going steady：if two people are going steady, they are having a long, fairly serious romantic relationship （正式确立恋爱关系、步入正轨）
Be firm with someone：showing in the way that you behave or speak that you are the person in control and that you are not likely to change your answer, belief etc. （毅然决然跟某人摊牌）
In this context, Bree’s suggesting John to act decisively so as to terminate the relationship with her daughter once and for all.
Better still：used when you are adding a new idea that you think is better than a good one already mentioned. （最好还是…更好的是; 更甚者）
E.G.1：I know my daughter. She’s very determined. Unless you’re really firm with her, she’ll think there’s hope. — Ok. I’ll be firm. — Better still, be brutal. （DH S01E15）
参考翻译：我了解我的女儿，她很执着，除非你真的对她很决绝，不然她还会抱有幻想的。– 好吧 我会很坚决的。–最好是残酷一些。
E.G.2：Knock yourself out. Or better still, knock someone else out. （MF S04E09）
Indulge[ɪn’dʌldʒ]：to allow yourself or another person to have something enjoyable, especially more than is good for you. （放纵、纵容）
E.G.1：Every morning as she went to take out her trash, Lynette Scavo would indulge in a little daydream. （DH S01E19）
E.G.2：Look, I know it’s tough, but indulge me, okay? （DH S08E19）
Sweet tooth：If you have a sweet tooth, you like eating sweet foods, especially sweets and chocolate. （喜好甜食、甜口）
Waistline[‘weɪstlaɪn]：an imaginary line going round the narrowest part of your waist （腰围）
Busybody：a meddling or prying person. (爱管闲事的人)
E.G.1：So, who’s the woman they think you killed? — Martha Huber. Local busybody. （DH S01E15）
E.G.2：There are roles that people are destined to play–The perfect homemaker to bring the snacks, The financial wizard to keep the books…And the busybody to share the gossip. （DH S08E05）
1、Made, done, happening, or chosen without method or conscious decision.
E.G.1：I thought her murder was random. Nothing random about her jewelry ending up in your garage. （DH S01E15）
E.G.2：We were just talking about you. Random chitchat, nothing specific. （DH S04E17）
2、Of or relating to an event in which all out comes are equally likely, as in the testing of a blood sample for the presence of substance.
E.G.3：It must’ve been some other random maniac with a grudge against rick who burned down his restaurant. （DH S04E13）
E.G.4：You run into some random classmate from high school, and he’s gonna end up saving your life? （DH S07E14）