Break the ice 打破僵局

更新時間 2013年 3月 26日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間09:44
Swimmer plunging into a frozen lake

A swimmer braves the ice in Beijing's Houhai Lake. Photo: Jason Lee/ Reuters

今日小常識

Hot water freezes faster than cold water. Ice can appear in nature as snowflakes, icicles, hail, frost, glaciers, pack ice, ice spikes and candles and polar ice caps.

熱水比冷水結冰的速度更快。冰在自然界的不同形態有雪花、冰錐、冰雹、霜、冰川、浮冰、冰凌,和極地冰。

今日短語

To break the ice 就是見到陌生人時主動開口和對方攀談,打破彼此生疏的僵局。

例句

She said, "Here's a game that's guaranteed to break the ice at parties".

The room was silent, so he told a joke to break the ice.

Sometimes it's very difficult to break the ice with our new students because they are so shy.

請注意

如果你 put something on ice, 就是說你暫時把某事擱置一下,暫時「雪藏」,不立即進行處理。

We decided to put the project on ice for a while and concentrate on doing other things.

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