Season 2, Episode 19: The Grandfather
Dan: You're gonna skip out onyour family reunion? I appreciate the commitment to the game…
Nate: No, listen, man, I'm not gonna go pretend to bond with the people who shut me and my mom out when my dad gotbusted
skip out on (somebody): to suddenly leave someone, skip out (on / of something):to avoid something
shut somebody out: to prevent someone from being a part of something
Bex: Lily... I just want to thank you for handling this so gracefully...the whole Rufus thing... the whole "Rufus and I used to date" thing? Oh, god. Please tell me that I'm not putting an enormous foot in my mouth. He told you, right?
put one's foot in one's mouth: to say something that you regret; to say something stupid, insulting, or hurtful.这是句俚语，指的就是“说错话”。
Dan: It's flying low. There must be a hospital nearby.
Tripp: It's not amedevac. It's, uh, grandfather's ride.
Chuck: What are you doing with thisinsect?
Blair: Having the time of my life. Thank you very much.
Chuck: Well, as much as I enjoy bursting yourbubble, he's just using you to get atme.
insect:笨蛋，无知的人，废人。Someone who is extremely ignorant.
burst your bubble:挤碎泡沫，是梦想破灭
get at:报复我，让我不爽，irritate/ bother/ annoy.
Chuck: I'm the one trying to help you.
Blair: Help me? Is that what you were doing at your little gentleman's club while my life was going up in flames?
my life was going up in flames: 我生活在水深火热中
Grandfather: So tell me, Nathaniel, what are your plans next year?
Nate: Well, I'm waiting to hear back from colleges. The only thing is, when everything went downwith my father, it was around the timeapplications weredue. So I didn't exactly knock theessaysout of the park.
it was around the time:正好是……的时候
knock it out of the park:来源于棒球比赛中的本垒打，意思是完成一件很了不起的事情，让被人瞩目的事情。
Blair: Do you know how exhausting it's been being Blair Waldorf for the past 18 years…all the work, the planning?
Serena: You mean plotting?
Blair: Yes, exactly. I'm glad it all blew up in my face. It was a wake-up call. I was such an
overachiever. I was headed for aquarterlife crisisat 18.
Serena: Oh, B. You've had a couple ofsetbacks, but there must still be a way to get into a great college, and if anyone can do it, it's you.
Blair: No, S., I've learned the hard way. I can't control everything, plan everything. Now with carter's help, I'm trying something different.
blow up in my face:if a plan or situation blows up in your face, it has a bad effect on you instead of the result you expected. 事情的结局和想象完全不一样，通常指坏的结果。
learn/ find out something the hard way.: to learn something by experience, especially by an unpleasant experience. 我从痛苦经历中学到了……
Lily: Do you think he'll judge?
Serena: I think you should justsneak apeek at his little black bookbefore you drop the yellow pageson him. Just make sure your numbers are onpar.
sneak a peek: 偷看，peek本身就有偷看，窥视的意思。
black book:黑名单，a book containing names of people or organizations to blacklist.
on par: equal to someone or something. 成正比，相抗衡。 Your effort is simply not on par with what's expected from you.
Rufus: It's just, well, I'm relieved...please don't take that the wrong way.
Lily: Oh, no.
Rufus: It's just you've dated more people than I have, and I wasn't sure that we'd be in the sameballpark.
Lily: Well, I'm glad that that is behind us.
don't take that the wrong way:不要误解了，不要想歪了
in the same ballpark:of a similar nature
I'm glad that that is behind us: 事情总算过去了
Dan: Spill it.
Vanessa: Spill what?
Dan: Come on, the minute we dropped Nate off, you just…you clammed up, and you got that look on your face.
spill it: 说吧，有话就说
drop somebody off:放下某人，让某人下车
clam up:拒不开口。clam是蚌的意思，clam up形容人的嘴巴像合上的蚌那样，关的紧紧的。
Serena: Why are we crashing Nate's family reunion? And why would Blair be here?
Chuck: Well, Dorota tipped me off. She's coming. Maybe she's ready to relaunch herself into blue bloodsociety.
tip somebody off:泄漏消息
Gossip Girl: The danger with calling someone'sbluffis that even if you win...You risk them walking away from the table for good.
bluff: 打牌时候经常用，表示“虚张声势”，比如你手上的牌明明很差，但是你却下了很大的赌注，让别人觉得你拿了一手好牌。call someone's bluff就是不相信对方的bluff, 挑战对方或者提出看对方的牌，to challenge someone to give proof of his or her claims
Nate: Do you remember when you used to make us watch your favorite movies over and over again? Like "Tiffany's" and "Holiday"? It used to drive me nuts.
Blair: Is this apep talk?
drive me nuts: drive me crazy, 让我抓狂
pep talk: 鼓舞士气的话
Dan: What? Why are you smiling?
Serena: I don't know. I am mad, but that wasinvigorating.
Episode title: Grandfather
Godfather is extremely popular crime drama movie (1972) based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo (who has also written a screenplay for movie) and directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton and many great actors. It's a story about Don Vito Corleone, the head of a Italian-American New York Mafia family. Movie has won 3 Oscars and is ranked among three greatest movies ever.