Get worked up 这个短语可以被用来形容某人因什么事情被惹生气或使其变得十分激动。
“So your football team lost again. I don’t know why you get so worked up. It’s only a game.”
“The fact that you always say ‘it’s only a game’ is what really gets me worked up!”
Calm down, there’s no point getting worked up about the traffic. There’s nothing you can do about it.
短语 working up to 的意思是逐步为困难的事情来做准备。这可能是一件令你紧张或不好意思开口说出的事情。
I’m working up to asking for a pay rise. I think I’ve earned it, but the boss can be a bit difficult to talk to sometimes. So maybe I’ll do it tomorrow. Or perhaps next week.
I’ve been working up to asking her out on a date. But I don’t want to ask her in case she says no. Can you ask her for me?