To be on ice 搁置

更新时间 2012年 12月 27日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间13:43
Frozen crane sculpture in Tokyo

As temperatures plummet in Tokyo, icicles hang from the wings of a frozen crane sculpture on a fountain. Photo: Tsuno Yoshikazu/AFP/Getty

今日小常识

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the lowest temperature recorded in a place where there is a permanent population is the Siberian village of Oymyakon, in Russia, where the temperature reached -68°C in 1933 (the coldest ever recorded outside Antarctica).

根据吉尼斯世界纪录记载,位于俄罗斯西伯利亚地区名为 Oymyakon 的村庄是世界上有常住人口最冷的地方。1933年这里温度曾跌至零下68摄氏度(南极以外有记录最冷的地方)。

今日短语

To be on ice 的意思是冷冻,搁置,通常涉及某个决定或计划。换句话说就是暂时不考虑。

例句

The Middle East peace process may be on ice but it's still a priority for many Western leaders.

I've had to put my trip to the Caribbean on ice as I need the money to get my car repaired.

请注意

另一个短语 to be on thin ice, 意思是如履薄冰,处境困难。

John opened a luxury goods shop in 2008. He was on thin ice when the recession started.

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