Like watching paint dry 无聊地等待

更新时间 2013年 1月 24日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间13:22
Graffiti artist Eduardo Kobra puts the finishing touches on an art tribute to architect Oscar Niemeyer in São Paolo.

Graffiti artist Eduardo Kobra puts the finishing touches on an art tribute to architect Oscar Niemeyer in São Paolo. Photo: Nacho Doce/ Reuters

今日小常识

Brazilian graffiti artist Eduardo Kobra created a 56m tall artwork, pictured above, in the financial district of São Paulo. The artwork is a tribute to Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who died in December 2012.

这具矗立在巴西圣保罗金融区高达56米的艺术作出自巴西涂鸦艺术家 Eduardo Kobra 之手。这一作品是为了纪念在2012年已故的巴西艺术家 Oscar Niemeyer.

今日短语

英语中的 like watching paint dry 这个短语字面意思是“就像是用眼看着等着油漆干”,比喻一种乏味无聊,冗长没意思的等待。

例句

My girlfriend loved the Les Miserables movie, but I hated it. For me, it was like watching paint dry.

The chancellor's budget speech is on TV later. It'll be like watching paint dry!

I hate it when football is on the television, it's like watching paint dry.

请注意

另一个短语是 paint the town red, 字面意思是“把全城刷红”比喻尽情地,毫无约束地狂欢庆祝。

It's my 21st birthday on Saturday and I'm going to paint the town red.

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