乱七八糟 At sixes and sevens

来源:BBC 2019-04-15

今日短语

这个带有英文数字的说法 at sixes and sevens 源自一种古老而复杂的掷骰游戏,用来形容一个人的处境、状态一片混乱或环境凌乱不堪、乱七八糟。这是非正式表达,适用于描述临时、暂时的状况。

例句

I've just moved into a new office and it's still at sixes and sevens.

The defence was at sixes and sevens and let in three goals before half-time. After the break they were a lot more organised.

We had a burst water pipe so we were all at sixes and sevens for a while, but everything is back to normal now.

请注意

短语 knock someone for sixbe knocked for six 源自板球运动,指某人因为意料之外的行为或事而产生情绪上的波动,如感到生气、惊讶或不舒服等。

例句

The news of our lecturer quitting really knocked us all for six. He was the best thing about the university.

I was really knocked for six when she broke up with me. I really loved her.




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