Ducks in a row 井井有条

更新时间 2014年 1月 2日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间11:40
Rubber ducks

Rubber ducks are associated with bath time and are also collected by a small number of enthusiasts. Photo: BBC

今日小常识

A 16m-high rubber duck has attracted crowds of visitors as it travels around the world. Sydney, Sao Paulo, Amsterdam and Hong Kong are among the cities where the giant yellow bird created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has been taken since it started its journey in 2007.

一只16米高的橡胶鸭子周游世界吸引了众多游客驻足观赏。这只巨大的黄鸭子是荷兰艺术家弗洛伦泰因•霍夫曼的作品,自从2007年开始已经到访了许多城市,其中包括悉尼、圣保罗、阿姆斯特丹、香港等等。

今日短语

短语 ducks in a row 的意思是把事情组织的一丝不紊或井井有条,这是个美式英语表达。

例句

With the recession looming, the government has to get its ducks in a row and invest in job creation.

The company's owner has given his managers a few days to get their ducks in a row. If they don't improve their performance he'll fire them.

请注意

如果某人被形容为 a sitting duck 意思就是此人易受攻击,坐以待毙。

The platoon ended up behind enemy lines. With no reinforcements from Central Command they were sitting ducks.

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