A leg up 勝人一籌

更新時間 2012年 12月 20日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間13:50
Cheerleaders at the Wembley Stadium, London

Cheerleaders perform before the NFL football game between the St Louis Rams and the New England Patriots at Wembley Stadium in London. Photo: Darren Staples/Reuters

今日小常識

According to some authors, cheerleading started around 1877 in the United States, when Princeton University students yelled chants from the stands at games. Nowadays most cheerleaders are women.

據某些作者稱,美國1877年左右就出現了啦啦隊。當時普林斯頓大學的學生們在比賽時站在觀眾席上大聲吶喊口號。如今大多數啦啦隊成員都是女性。

今日短語

短語 a leg up on someone 的意思是與他人相比具有優勢。

例句

My grandmother attended a catering course in France last year. Now, when it comes to cooking, she definitely has a leg up on the family.

If you study hard, you'll have a leg up on the competition when it comes to finding a good job.

請注意

另一個短語 to pull someone's leg 就是開某人玩笑的意思,比如說些完全捏造或不可能的事情。

What?! You've won a million dollars in the lottery? You are pulling my leg!

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