One sandwich short of a picnic 腦子少根筋

更新時間 2012年 10月 30日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間09:32
A group of youngsters, dressed up as a sandwich, in a fancy dress march during a Halloween event in Kawasaki, near Tokyo.

A group of youngsters, dressed up as a sandwich, in a fancy dress march during a Halloween event in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. Photo: Itsuo Inouye

今日小常識

Halloween marks the end of the Celtic year and was believed to be the day when the spirits of those who died in the previous year would come back and possess a body of the living to allow them passage into the afterlife. To frighten them and avoid becoming possessed, the living would dress up in scary costumes.

萬聖節意味著凱爾特年的結束。據信這一天也是在過去一年中死亡的鬼魂返回人世的時刻,這些鬼魂會尋找活人並借助他們的身體來轉世。為了嚇走和避免被鬼魂附體,活著的人應該穿上恐怖的服裝。

今日短語

短語 one sandwich short of a picnic 雖然字面上說的是三明治和野餐,但實際含義是幽默地指某人腦子裏少了根筋,做的事情讓常人不能理解。

例句

John is one sandwich short of a picnic. He gave up a job in a big bank to live in a caravan.

When we arrived at our hotel by the beach in Miami, all Mary had in her suitcase was her fur coat. She is one sandwich short of a picnic.

請注意

另一個短語 to be the meat in the sandwich 三明治中間夾的那塊肉,這就是說這個人夾在兩方爭論的中間, 幫哪方都不好。

My brother and my sister are fighting over who gets our late mother's cat. I'm the meat in the sandwich, as usual, stuck in the middle.

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