To keep your eyes peeled 保持高度警觉

更新时间 2012年 10月 31日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间14:12
Pumpkin

A pumpkin made into a lantern for Halloween, often called a 'jack-o’-lantern'. Photo: BBC

今日小常识

A modern jack-o'-lantern is typically a carved pumpkin. It is associated chiefly with Halloween. The top is cut off, and the inside flesh then scooped out. An image, usually a monstrous face, is carved out, and the lid replaced. The name is associated with Irish folklore about 'Stingy Jack' who played tricks on the Devil.

现代的杰克灯通常是用南瓜做的,故称杰克南瓜灯。它主要是同万圣节相关连的。人们把南瓜的顶部切个洞,把里面的瓤掏出,然后再塑造一个鬼脸,放入蜡烛,再把那瓜盖子植入原位。这个名字来自爱尔兰的民间传说,同“吝啬鬼杰克”有关,据说他总是在捉弄魔鬼。

今日短语

如果有人提醒你说 ‘to keep your eyes peeled’ 意思就是要你保持高度警觉,注意观察周围的一切。

例句

John told me he'd meet us in the mall. Just keep your eyes peeled.

We need to follow signs for the motorway, so keep your eyes peeled.

Mum will be home any minute. Keep your eyes peeled whilst I tidy up!

请注意

另一个短语 keep your nose out 的意思是不要多管闲事。

This has got nothing to do with you. Keep your nose out!

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