今日短语

To steal someone's thunder 窃为己有

时间:2014-12-05 19:50:29  作者:BBC Learning English  来源:BBC中文网  查看:33  评论:0
内容摘要:所谓偷走别人的雷声 steal someone's thunder, 实际上意思是窃取别人的成果和荣誉从而达到利己的目的。例句Sam stole my thunder when he said he'd done all the work. It's no...

所谓偷走别人的雷声 steal someone's thunder, 实际上意思是窃取别人的成果和荣誉从而达到利己的目的。

例句

Sam stole my thunder when he said he'd done all the work. It's not true – I did most of it!

Please don't steal my thunder by announcing your engagement tonight. I want to tell everyone that I'm pregnant.

I was telling a joke and he just interrupted me to tell a different one. He always steals my thunder.

请注意

你知道 thunder 和 lightning 这两个词的区别吗?前者意思是雷鸣;后者的意思是闪电。

例句

I enjoyed watching the storm last night—I managed to take photos of the lightning. But my dog hid under the table—he’s terrified of the thunder.

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