A flash of inspiration 突然一陣靈感

更新時間 2013年 3月 12日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間12:16
Lightning near Athens

A flash of lighting is seen in Piraeus, near Athens during a rainstorm. Photo: Elina Liberta/ AP

今日小常識

Lightning is a bright flash of electricity produced by a thunderstorm. Lightning kills and injures between 75 and 100 people every year - more than hurricanes or tornadoes. The highest death toll from a lightning strike was in 1971 when a passenger airline flying over the Amazon rainforest was hit by lightning, causing it to crash, killing 91 people on board.

閃電是由雷雨產生的一種強放電現象。每年因閃電而受到死傷的人數達75到100,超過了颶風或龍卷風的受害人數。死亡人數最高的一次是1971年,當時一架客機飛越亞馬遜雨林時受閃電襲擊墜毀,導致飛機上91死亡。

今日短語

所謂突然一陣靈感 a flash of inspiration 就是說一個人頭腦裏突然冒出一個創新或革新的想法或閃念。

例句

John's new travel book was a huge success after the flash of inspiration he got while sitting on the bus.

The idea for my song came to me in a flash of inspiration!

請注意

另一個短語 a flash in the pan 意思是曇花一現,指短時間的走紅或暴熱。

Susan had a number one hit with her song, but after that we never heard from her again. People said she was just a flash in the pan.

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