今日短语:Dead as a dodo 彻底过时了

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2015-2-4 15:07

Dead as a dodo
彻底过时了

【今日短语】

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。

例句

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。

例句

1. Frank's coffee shop business was a dead duck sadly. His coffee was just awful, and the shop was in a bad location.


【今日小常识】

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.

没有飞行能力的渡渡鸟16世纪末在印度洋岛国毛里求斯被发现。不过,在被发现短短几十年后,这种鸟就彻底灭绝了。据说在人类到达这个岛国之前,渡渡鸟体形庞大,因为岛上有大量丰富的食物供它们享用,而且没有天敌与它们搏斗。

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

(via BBC英伦网)