A yellow streak 胆小如鼠

更新时间 2013年 6月 13日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间09:22
A dancer's body is painted to look like a yellow tiger before a performance.

A dancer has his body painted to look like a yellow tiger as part of an awareness campaign in Kolkata, India. Photo: AP/ Bikas Das

今日小常识

Tigers are the largest species of cat in the world. Although there were around 100,000 tigers in the wild at the beginning of the 20th Century, there are now only around 3,000 to 4,000. Destruction of their habitats and poaching are blamed for their falling numbers.

老虎是自然界中最大的猫科动物。据统计,在二十世纪初野生老虎的数量约为十万只,而如今其数量仅有三到四千只。老虎栖息地的破坏和非法狩猎是造成其数量剧减的罪魁祸首。

今日短语

如果说某人 has a yellow streak, 那意思就是此人比较胆怯、不勇敢。

例句

We went rock climbing at the weekend. I loved it, but my friend refused to try it. He’s got a real yellow streak.

The public accused the government minister of having a yellow streak after he refused to answer some difficult questions.

请注意

如果一个人 has a mean streak, 那此人会经常做出卑劣、尖酸刻薄的事情。

My boss won't give me a pay rise - he's got a real mean streak.

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