Put on a brave face 装做若无其事的样子

更新时间 2013年 3月 7日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间17:16
A student taking part in a parade for the Caracol festival in the Philippines

Nature-inspired costumes are popular with children in a parade for the Caracol festival in Makati city in the Philippines. Photo: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

今日小常识

The Philippines - a Spanish colony for more than three centuries and named after a 16th Century Spanish king - was taken over by the US in the early 20th Century. Spanish and American influences remain strong, especially in terms of language, religion and government.

菲律宾具有三百多年的西班牙殖民史,它是以十六世纪西班牙的一位国王而命名的。曾于二十世纪初被美国占领。至今西班牙和美国对菲律宾的影响依然强劲,尤其体现在语言、宗教和政府方面。

今日短语

如果说一个人在假装地高兴或故作镇定,好像什么事情都没有,就可以说 put on a brave face 即装作若无其事的样子。

例句

Mary didn't get the promotion she was expecting. But she put on a brave face and went to the office party.

The athletes put on a brave face when they left the stadium, where the team had suffered its worst defeat in ten years.

请注意

另一个短语 two-faced 的意思是两面派,人前人后言辞不一。

Frederick is two-faced. He keeps telling me he loves my work, while he says to my colleagues that he thinks I should be sacked.

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