Odd man out 格格不入

更新時間 2013年 2月 5日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間14:29
Swimmers stand in line about to take part in an outdoor swimming competition

Which swimmer is the odd one out? Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images


This year's UK Cold Water Swimming Championships saw 600 swimmers brave the near-freezing waters at a lido in South London. There are a number of 'lidos', or outdoor swimming pools, in London and around the UK. The word comes from an Italian word meaning 'beach'.

有600名游泳愛好者參加了在南倫敦一個戶外游泳池裏舉行的「英國冬泳賽」。這個戶外游泳池裏的水接近冰點。在英國很多城市,包括倫敦都有這樣的 「lido」戶外游泳池。「Lido」 一詞來源於意大利語,意思是海灘。


我們用 odd man out 或者 odd one out 來形容某人或某事格格不入,與眾不同。


When I got to the party everyone was wearing beautifully tailored suits and I was in ripped jeans and a smelly t-shirt. Felt like a bit of an odd man out.

Martha was always the odd one out. She never joined in when the other kids played.


Odd-job man 是一個給私人家庭打零工、幹雜活兒的人。

I got Billy the odd-job man to fix my shelves and cut the grass in my garden. He did a great job so I recommended him to my neighbour.


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