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今日短语:顶风而行 To sail close to the wind

2015-06-05    来源:BBC英伦网    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

顶风而行
To sail close to the wind

【今日短语】

如果形容某人sailing close to the wind 意思就是某人做冒险的事或斗胆做几乎是违法的事。

【例句】

1. John's business practices were sailing close to the wind. He was very close to having the company shut down.

2. Susan's comments were sailing close to the wind so we had to ask her to tone them down.

请注意:另一个短语是 to take the wind out of (somebody's) sails. 意思是杀杀某人的嚣张气焰或挑战某人盛气凌人的态度。

【例句】

1. I was ready for an argument with my boyfriend but then he suddenly gave me a bunch of flowers - it took the wind right out of my sails

【今日小常识】

A tall ship is a large sailing vessel. Every year Tall Ships' Races take place around Europe. They consist of two racing legs of several hundred nautical miles. More than half of the crew of each ship participating in the races must consist of people aged between 15-25.

所谓高船是指传统的带有桅杆的帆船。欧洲每年举行一次高船比赛,比赛包括两个阶段,航程共几百海里。参赛的船队必须保证一半以上的海员是年轻人。

(via BBC英伦网)



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