To turn over a new leaf 改過自新

更新時間 2012年 10月 12日, 星期五 - 格林尼治標準時間12:45
A meerkat plays amongst leaves in Stirling, Scotland

A meerkat plays amongst the fallen leaves at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Scotland. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA

今日小常識

Meerkats are sociable animals, which often live in large family groups. They are famous for standing on their rear legs and acting as a lookout for predators. Sometimes, even the noise from a passing aeroplane is enough to scare meerkats and send them diving for cover.

蒙哥(也稱狐獴或貓鼬)是合群的友善動物,它們經常組群和群居。這種動物最著名(和可愛)的形像是後腿站立,以此提防那些捕食動物的攻擊。有時, 聽到一架從頭頂飛過的飛機發出的噪音都會讓這些蒙哥嚇破了膽, 拔腿就逃,尋找掩護。

今日短語

所謂 turn over a new leaf, 意思就是漢語中的改過自新,重新開始。

例句

I'm turning over a new leaf after Christmas – I'm going to stop smoking.

Matt used to get in trouble with the police regularly, but he's turned over a new leaf now.

You're always eating unhealthy snacks. Why don't you turn over a new leaf and buy some fruit instead?

請注意

另一個短語 take a leaf out of someone else」s book, 意思是模仿某人的行為,以某人為榜樣。

Stop misbehaving! Take a leaf out of your sister」s book and sit quietly.

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