今日短语:Snowed under 忙得不可开交

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2015-2-6 11:04

Snowed under
忙得不可开交

【今日短语】

Snowed under 这个短语其实和“snow 雪“并没有什么关系。在英语里,人们常用这个表达来形容“忙得不可开交“。

例句

1. I'm sorry, I can't write that report for you right now – I'm snowed under with work today.

2. I'm going to treat myself to a spa weekend. I've been so snowed under lately; I need some time to relax.

请注意:另一个同单词 “snow 雪“有关的短语是 snowed in,意思是“大雪封门,被困在家里“。

例句

1. Wendy rang to say that she can't come for dinner tonight – she's snowed in.


【今日小常识】

The word 'ski' originated from the Old Norse word 'skíð ' which means 'split piece of wood or firewood'. Old Norse belongs to the North Germanic language which was spoken by people who lived in Scandinavia during the Viking Age.

英语单词 ski 来源于古诺尔斯语单词“skíð“,意思是“一块木头或柴火“。古诺尔斯语是维京时期居住在斯堪地纳维亚居民使用的语言。

(via BBC英伦网)