The tail end 末端

更新時間 2013年 3月 26日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間12:54
A stranded whale on a beach

Animal rescuers failed to save a whale stranded on an island in the Netherlands. Photo: Salko de Wolf/ AFP

今日小常識

Whale tails have a distinct pattern on their underside, much like our fingerprints. At 30 metres long, the blue whale is largest animal on the planet.

和人的指紋一樣,每只鯨魚的尾巴底面有它獨有的斑紋形狀。藍鯨身長可達30米,是地球上最大的動物。

今日短語

The tail end 就是某物或某事的末端或結尾。

例句

The tail end of the storm caused the most damage.

She didn't thank her colleagues until the tail end of her long leaving speech.

We didn't find out the name of the killer until the tail end of the story.

請注意

如果你做某事最後的結局是 your tail between your legs 的狀態,就是說你做某事失敗了或者是做錯了,非常尷尬難堪、無地自容的狀態。

Tom left the meeting with his tail between his legs after failing to impress the staff with his plans for the future.

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