Dead as a dodo 徹底過時了

更新時間 2013年 2月 7日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間14:18
A dodo

Dodos became extinct in the 1600s. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/ Getty Images

今日小常識

The flightless dodo was first discovered on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius in the late 16th Century. Within a few decades they were extinct. Before the arrival of man, the dodo is thought to have evolved to such a large size because it had no natural predators and plentiful food.

沒有飛行能力的渡渡鳥16世紀末在印度洋島國毛裏求斯被發現。不過,在被發現短短幾十年後,這種鳥就徹底滅絕了。據說在人類到達這個島國之前,渡渡鳥體形龐大,因為島上有大量豐富的食物供它們享用,而且沒有天敵與它們搏鬥。

今日短語

如果說一個東西 as dead as dodo, 意思就是這個東西已經不再重要了,過時了。我們通常使用這個短語來談論思想或潮流。

例句

In the past people used to watch and record videos on VHS, but now that format is as dead as a dodo.

The perception that smoking is good for your health is now as dead as a dodo.

請注意

我們用 dead duck 來形容一件事情不怎麼成功。

Frank's coffee shop business was a dead duck sadly. His coffee was just awful, and the shop was in a bad location.

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