Like a red rag to a bull 刺激挑釁

更新時間 2012年 3月 5日, 星期一 - 格林尼治標準時間17:44
Mexican matadora Hilda Tenorio in action during a bullfight at the Plaza Mexico

Mexican matadora Hilda Tenorio in action during a bullfight at the Plaza Mexico. Photo by Yuri Cortez.

今日短語

英語短語 'like a red rag to a bull' 用來表示挑釁和刺激,故意讓某人狂怒。

例句

今日小常識

Bullfighting has always been very popular in Spanish-speaking countries. But in Spain, Calonia's regional parliament has voted to outlaw bullfighting, making it the first area on the mainland to initiate a ban. It will be in place this year.

西班牙的鬥牛運動很有名。不過西班牙的加泰羅尼亞德地區議會投票表決將取締鬥牛這項運動。這是西班牙國內第一個在法律上禁止鬥牛的地區。這項法律將於今年晚些時候生效。

For my quiet grandfather his teenage neighbour's rock'n'roll-themed party was like a red rag to a bull.

Don't talk to my dad about the smoking ban. It's like a red rag to a bull.

請注意

英語裏還有另一個短語 'to see red'. 它的意思是令人感到氣憤。比如:

Reading about bankers' bonuses really makes me see red.

Turn up late for school and Mr Hitchens will see red.

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