非常好的发明 The greatest/best thing since sliced bread

来源:BBC 2019-04-08

今日短语

面包在世界上很多国家算主食供人们享用。当切片面包被推向市场时,厂商把这一产品作为一个伟大的成就呈现给消费者们。如今,“the best thing since sliced bread 自切片面包以来最好的发明”这个表达常被用于介绍可以提高我们生活水平的新发明和新装置。而实际上,这些新设备可能并没有该表达所形容的那样彻底地改变我 们的生活。有趣的是,这个表达也可用于谈论人。

                                                     

例句

I love my new Ultra HDTV, its the best thing since sliced bread!

Some people say that smartphones are the best thing since sliced bread, but for me they are just a tool that people are obsessed with.

Her publishers think that shes the greatest thing since sliced bread, but sales of her latest book are already falling off. I wouldnt be surprised if they didnt commission a second novel.

请注意

单词 breadwinner 的意思是养家糊口的人。

例句

Since Dad died my brother has been the breadwinner in our family.

Its a big responsibility being the breadwinner.




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