To keep warm they burnt wood in a rusty oil barrel.
You'll eat so much your belly'll be like a barrel.
Pork-barrel politicians hand out rents to win votes and influence people.
The Co-op had a taxpayer-owned bank over a barrel.
Often the owners of barrel organs had tame monkeys.
They found him encased in a barrel of concrete!
This country produces almost 2 million barrels of oil per day.
The barrel of a gun is made of steel.
The wine is left to mature in oak barrels.
A barrel is a large, round container for liquids or food.
The wine is aged for almost a year in oak barrels.
...barrels of pickled fish.
In the oil industry, a barrel is a unit of measurement equal to 159 litres.
In 1989, Kuwait was exporting 1.5 million barrels of oil a day...
Oil prices were closing at $19.76 a barrel.
The barrel of a gun is the tube through which the bullet moves when the gun is fired.
He pushed the barrel of the gun into the other man's open mouth.
If a vehicle or person is barreling in a particular direction, they are moving very quickly in that direction.
V prep/adv mainly AM 主美
The car was barreling down the street at a crazy speed.
If you say, for example, that someone moves or buys something lock, stock, and barrel, you are emphasizing that they move or buy every part or item of it.
PHR after v emphasis
They dug up their New Jersey garden and moved it lock, stock, and barrel back home.
If someone has you over a barrel, they have put you in a difficult situation where you have little choice but to do what they want you to do.
V inflects INFORMAL 非正式
If you say that someone is scraping the barrel, or scraping the bottom of the barrel, you disapprove of the fact that they are using or doing something of extremely poor quality.
V inflects disapproval INFORMAL 非正式
If an experience is a barrel of laughs, it is very enjoyable. If someone is a barrel of laughs, they are fun to be with.
oft with brd-neg mainly BRIT 主英 INFORMAL 非正式
Weddington is the first to admit she's not exactly a barrel of laughs...
The suppers are always a barrel of laughs.
1. a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
2. a cylindrical container that holds liquids
3. a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
4. the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold
5. any of various units of capacity;
- " "a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons" "
1. put in barrels
- 1.短腰双圆球形骨 针
- 2.又称 :桶集(tonneau(法) )
a barrel of laughs
[with negative](informal)a source of amusement or pleasure (非正式)快乐之源
life is not exactly a barrel of laughs at the moment.
with both barrels
(informal, chiefly US)with unrestrained force or emotion (非正式， 主 美)全力以赴；全情投入
on the barrel 或 on the barrelhead
Granting, giving, or requesting no credit 以现金的，现付的：不承认、不给或不要信用卡的
paid cash on the barrel for the car.
over a barrel
In a very awkward position from which extrication is difficult 困境：很难摆脱的艰难处境
During the negotiations the opposing faction had us over a barrel.
over a barrel
I knew enough about him that I had him over a barrel.
Middle English : from Old French baril, from medieval Latin barriclus 'small cask'