講起復活節,你會諗起咩呢?係諗起都流口水嘅復活蛋,定人見人愛嘅兔仔?
蛋同兔仔除咗係復活節嘅主角,其實仲係唔少idioms嘅一部分。一於趁呢個節日時份活學活用,認識以下idioms啦:

Egg 蛋

1. Put all your eggs in one basket 孤注一擲

試想:你面前明明有幾個籃,但你偏偏要將所有蛋集中放係其中一個。咁代表啲咩?
意思即是你依靠某一人/某單一行動/事去獲取勝利/成功;亦即所謂嘅孤注一擲。
相反,勸人千萬要分散投資以降低風險的話,我哋可以講:
e.g. There’s a lesson that comes out of it – don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
這得出的教訓是-不要孤注一擲。

2. Walk on eggs/ eggshells 小心翼翼(做事)

講起係雞蛋上行路,我哋或者會諗起肥姐沈殿霞為慈善踩雞蛋。踩雞蛋唔單止係一種挑戰,仲可以係一句idiom。
“To walk on eggs/ eggshells” 意思係為免得罪/冒犯某人或做錯事而非常小心翼翼,謹慎行事。
e.g. I was walking on eggshells trying to explain the report to my boss.
我小心翼翼地向我的老闆解釋報告。

3. Egg (someone) on 慫恿(某人)

意思係慫恿人做某啲行為(通常為不智/錯誤)。
e.g. Mary was egged on into making this mistake.
瑪麗被人慫恿下犯了錯。

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Rabbit 兔仔

4. Pull a rabbit out of a hat 作出令人驚訝之舉

直譯這句的話,當魔術師係佢頂帽度變出兔仔,你會有咩感覺?冇錯,就係驚訝!
所以,”pull a rabbit out of a hat” 意思係作出一啲令人意想不到、甚至驚訝嘅事;而呢件事亦通常係聰明嘅解決問題方法。
e.g. It’s difficult for ABC Company to survive, unless its management pulls a rabbit out of its hat.
ABC公司將很難倖免於難,除非它的管理層能想出意想不到的理想解決辦法。

5. Rabbit caught in the headlights 驚惶失措

兔仔見到車輛上嘅車頭燈通常會驚到呆咗;我哋亦可以此形容人因受驚過度或太驚訝而諗唔到嘢,甚至動彈不得。
換句話講,就係「嚇到傻咗」!
e.g. Each time the teacher asked Mary a question, she was like a rabbit caught in the headlights.
每次老師問瑪麗問題,她就驚惶失措。

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