"眼高手低"怎么说?

来源:英语点津 2019-03-18

eyes bigger than your stomach

眼大肚子小;眼高手低

 

Eyes是眼睛;bigger是更大的意思。眼睛比肚子更大,那不正好和中国的俗语“眼大肚子小”一模一样吗?明明已经吃不了还一味的死撑,那就是眼大肚子小。不过英语的这句习惯用语除了有眼大肚子小的含义以外,更有了延伸的意义。举例来说。查里本来已经开了两家餐馆了,他还贪心要开再开一个新店。看看他的结果吧.

 



例句: It turned out that Charlie's eyes were bigger than his stomach; he ended up working much longer hours, seven days a week, but  losing money with his new place and had to close it down after a year of trying.

到头来查里眼高手低,结果是不但一个星期工作七天,每天的工作时间更长。新店反倒赔钱。于是,在试过一年以后,最后只好关门大吉.




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