Chill pill 放松一下
The script of this programme 本节目台词
Helen: 大家好欢迎收听地道英语，我是 Helen，和我在一起的是...
Rob: ...and me, Rob. Hello! Err, Helen are you feeling OK? You're looking a bit tired.
Helen: I am. I haven't been sleeping very well. 我有很多考试前的复习呀！
Rob: I'm sure you'll be fine.
Helen: I don't know. I've got assignments to write, exams to take - and look at my house, it's a mess, I've got to tidy up.
Rob: Calm down Helen. Anyway, when are your exams?
Helen: In three months' time! 还有三个月我就得考试啦。
Rob: Three months?! That's ages. Helen, you need to take a chill pill!
Helen: 一片冷却药? Oh right, let's have a look (she looks through her box of medicines)... paracetamol... aspirin... no - I haven't got any chill pills.
Rob: You won't find them in there Helen. Chill pills aren't real. When you tell someone to take a chill pill, you are telling them to calm down and relax. So Helen... relax... chill!
Helen: Oh right, thanks. 所谓了冷却药片并不是真正的药。这个说法是让一个处于极度紧张状态下的人，平静一些放松一下。So the doctor isn't going to give me one?
Rob: Well, I'm sure he could give you something to help you relax but this idiom is just a saying to give someone some friendly advice, as you can hear in these examples...
- Stop shouting at the referee and take a chill pill!
- She was getting so stressed about what her boss said to her that I told her to just take a chill pill – everything would be fine.
- My wife's working so hard, she needs to take a chill pill, otherwise she'll make herself ill.
Helen: 好的。现在我们对这个短语的意思都十分清楚了。一句话，平静心情，放松思想。好吧 。You're right Rob, I will take a chill pill 让自己感觉轻轻松松...
Rob: Chill out? That's good to hear.
Helen: Yes, in fact I think I'll go shopping, get my hair done, maybe book a holiday... there's no point worrying about some silly exams is there? See you later Rob.
Rob: Hold on Helen! I think perhaps you've taken too many chill pills? I mean, these are quite important exams and you need good grades if you want to get a better job...
Helen: Oh relax Rob... you know what you need to take?
Rob: A chill pill?
Helen: You said it!