Chasing rainbows 追求幻想

更新时间 2013年 3月 21日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间10:04
A Formula 1 racing car drives past a rainbow

Australian Formula 1 driver Mark Webber in action in Spain. Photo: Mark Thompson/ Getty Images

今日小常识

Every second counts in Formula 1 racing and one of the most important things that decides which driver wins a race is pit stop times: the time it takes to change tyres and carry out repairs on a car during a race. The world's fastest Formula 1 pit stop was recorded during the German Grand Prix in July 2012, when it took the McLaren team 2.31 seconds to change driver Jenson Button's tyres.

在一级方程式赛车比赛中,每一秒都是极其宝贵的,而整个车赛中一个最重要的环节是每辆赛车在比赛中停下来加油检修的时机:在这暂短的环节中赛车需要检修器件和更换轮胎。一级方程赛中赛车停下检修的最短时间的世界纪录产生在2012年7月在德国举行的大赛中,迈凯轮车队只花了2.31秒钟就换好了詹森▪巴顿的赛车轮胎。

今日短语

说某人在 chasing rainbows, 就是说他在追求不现实的幻想,有点“夸父追日”的意思。

例句

I know you want to become an actor but I think you should stop chasing rainbows and get an office job. Becoming a successful actor is really hard!

Bob had hundreds of plans and wild ideas about how he could become rich, but none of them ever succeeded. He was always chasing rainbows.

请注意

A wild goose chase 字面上的意思是“追逐野鹅”,形容那种花很多的时间和精力去徒劳的追求某件事情,而这样的追求不是没有方向就是方向错误。

We were told there was an excellent Korean restaurant in town and spent two hours looking for it, but we couldn't find it. We later found out it has closed down. What a wild goose chase!

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