Dead as a dodo
如果说一个东西 as dead as a dodo, 意思就是这个东西已经不再重要了，过时了。我们通常使用这个短语来谈论思想或潮流。
1. In the past people used to watch and record videos on VHS, but now that format is as dead as a dodo.
2. The perception that smoking is good for your health is now as dead as a dodo.
请注意：我们用 dead duck 来形容一件事情不怎么成功。
1. Frank's coffee shop business was a dead duck sadly. His coffee was just awful, and the shop was in a bad location.
The flightless dodo was first discovered on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius in the late 16th Century. Within a few decades they were extinct. Before the arrival of man, the dodo is thought to have evolved to such a large size because it had no natural predators and plentiful food.
重点解析 Key Phrases/Words
1. flightless adj. （鸟或昆虫）不能飞的
2. decade n. 十年，十年间
3. extinct adj. 灭绝的，绝种的
4. predator n. 以掠夺为生的人，食肉动物
5. plentiful adj. 丰富的，富产的