A window of opportunity 時機之窗

更新時間 2012年 9月 20日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間12:46
A Buddhist monk carries his robe as another looks out of the window of their monastery.

A Buddhist monk carries his robe as another looks out of the window of their monastery in Yangon, Burma. Photo: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

今日小常識

A 'French window' is actually a type of door, but one which has many small panes of glass so that it can let light through. As well as France, they are very common in Italy.

所謂「落地窗」在英語裏就是 a 「French window」, 是由很多小塊玻璃鑲嵌構成的,可以讓光線通過。它們在法國和意大利都非常普遍。

今日短語

英語中的 a window of opportunity 就是時機之窗的意思,指可以做某件事的一個短暫的時機。

例句

I've got a window of opportunity to talk to my boss about a pay rise tomorrow.

Meet me in reception – there might be a window of opportunity for me to let you into the concert!

Sometimes a problem can actually be a window of opportunity.

請注意

Out the window 的意思是什麼事情已經過去了,來不及了,不可能了

My computer crashed yesterday, so any chance of finishing my work is out the window.



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