Turn to jelly 胆怯/发颤

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Image caption Imagine trying to eat a jelly baby this big!


如果一个人由于胆怯或害怕而发颤的时候就可以使用 turn to jelly 来形容。这个短语也可形容人体的某个部位开始发颤。


When I saw how high up we were, I turned to jelly and I couldn't speak.

His legs turned to jelly after riding the ghost train at the funfair!


形容某事为 like nailing jelly to the wall 就说明这件事让人无法理解也很难形容。

Writing the history of this period is like nailing jelly to the wall.