Keep an ear to the ground 保持高度警覺

更新時間 2012年 8月 22日, 星期三 - 格林尼治標準時間16:06
A Muslim boy is seen during the prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Panama City.

A Muslim boy is seen during the prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Panama City. Photo: Reuters/Carlos Jasso

今日短語

短語 to keep an ear to the ground 意思是密切關注新的信息或潮流。

今日小常識

During Ramadan, Muslims around the world conduct a period of fasting and spiritual reflection. Eid al-Fitr is a three-day celebration to mark the end of Ramadan and is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations – the other follows the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. During Eid al-Fitr, people wear their finest clothes and decorate homes with lights and ornaments. Gifts are also offered to children, as charity and generosity forms a significant part of the festivities.

在齋月期間,世界各地的穆斯林教徒們將進行一段時間的禁食和精神反思。Eid al-Fitr 是一個為期三天的慶祝活動,以紀念齋月的結束,這也是伊斯蘭教最重要的慶典活動之一,另一個為遵循麥加朝聖。在Eid al-Fitr 慶典期間,人們身穿最隆重的服裝,用彩燈和各種裝飾來裝點自己的家。孩子們也會收到禮物,因為慈善和慷慨的表現都是慶典活動重要的一部分。

例句

David had his ear to the ground when it came to news about the latest and best technology to buy.

If Susan had kept her ear to the ground, she wouldn」t have missed the opportunity for a promotion.

Don」t worry, I'll keep my ear to the ground and let you know what's happening as soon as possible.

請注意

To have a word in someone」s ear 意思是悄悄地告誡某人或提建議。

Did you hear what Steve just said to Mandy? I」d better have a word in his ear about it later on.

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