To toy with somebody 玩弄感情

Image caption A collection of clockwork toys - including a vintage looking Japanese robot, a monkey with cymbals, and a shark

今日短语

短语 to toy with somebody 表示对一个人的感情不认真、不看重,说得重一些就是玩弄某人的感情。

例句

Peter has been going out with Mary for five years but he never talks about marriage. He is just toying with her feelings.

I have been working really hard to get that promotion but it just hasn't come. My boss is toying with my expectations.

请注意

所谓 toyboy “玩具男孩”专指年纪比另一半小得多的小情郎。

例句

Janet got divorced after 40 years of marriage and is enjoying her new life with a toyboy on her arm.