# “通融一下”英语咋说？

Bend的本意是弯曲，也就是别那么冥顽不灵又固执嘛，偶尔弯弯腰也没关系。

To do something or allow someone to do something that is not usually allowed, especially in order to make things easier on one occasion.

① - I want to return the fan, but I left the receipt in the office, can you bend the rules a little?

- Sorry, if you don’t have the receipt on you, we can’t do a refund.

-我想退掉电扇，但是我把收据落在办公室了，你能不能稍微通融一下?

-对不起，如果你没有收据，我们无法退款。

② I don’t usually lend people money, but in your case I’ll make an exception.

# “A rule of thumb” 是啥意思？

A rule of thumb is a rule or principle that you follow which is not based on exact calculations, but rather on experience.

① You know, Italian housewives have a rule of thumb.

* 选自美剧《生活大爆炸》

② As a rule of thumb, we should spend about one trillion dollars.

* 选自TED

a rule of thumb通常用于as a rule of thumb放在句首，引出后面的一个结论。

# 快速回忆：

“通融一下”用英语怎么说？真的和“rule”有关，很简单！

“As a rule of thumb”怎么理解？