To sail close to the wind 頂風而行

更新時間 2012年 7月 25日, 星期三 - 格林尼治標準時間12:29
Sailing ship, Juan Sebastian De Elcano, sails up the Tejo River in Lisbon during the 2012 Tall Ships races.

Sailing ship, Juan Sebastian De Elcano, sails up the Tejo River in Lisbon during the 2012 Tall Ships races. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira.

今日短語

如果形容某人 is sailing close to the wind 意思就是某人做冒險的事或斗膽做幾乎是違法的事。

今日小常識

A tall ship is a large traditionally-rigged sailing vessel. Every year a Tall Ships race takes place in seas around Europe consisting of two racing legs of several hundred nautical miles. More than half of the crew of each ship participating in the races must consist of young people. This year's race takes in Portugal, Spain, France and Ireland.

所謂高船是指傳統的帶有桅桿的帆船。歐洲每年舉行一次高船比賽,比賽包括兩個階段,航程共幾百海里。參賽的船隊必須保證一半以上的海員是年輕人。今年的比賽將在葡萄牙、西班牙、法國和愛爾蘭舉行。

例句

John's business practices were sailing close to the wind. He was very close to having the company shut down.

Susan's comments were sailing close to the wind so we had to ask her to tone them down.

請注意

另一個短語是 to take the wind out of (somebody's) sails. 意思是殺殺某人的囂張氣焰或挑戰某人盛氣凌人的態度。

Example: I was ready for an argument with my boyfriend but then he bought me some flowers and it took the wind out of my sails.

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