A yellow streak 膽小如鼠

更新時間 2013年 6月 13日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間09:22
A dancer's body is painted to look like a yellow tiger before a performance.

A dancer has his body painted to look like a yellow tiger as part of an awareness campaign in Kolkata, India. Photo: AP/ Bikas Das

今日小常識

Tigers are the largest species of cat in the world. Although there were around 100,000 tigers in the wild at the beginning of the 20th Century, there are now only around 3,000 to 4,000. Destruction of their habitats and poaching are blamed for their falling numbers.

老虎是自然界中最大的貓科動物。據統計,在二十世紀初野生老虎的數量約為十萬隻,而如今其數量僅有三到四千隻。老虎棲息地的破壞和非法狩獵是造成其數量劇減的罪魁禍首。

今日短語

如果說某人 has a yellow streak, 那意思就是此人比較膽怯、不勇敢。

例句

We went rock climbing at the weekend. I loved it, but my friend refused to try it. He』s got a real yellow streak.

The public accused the government minister of having a yellow streak after he refused to answer some difficult questions.

請注意

如果一個人 has a mean streak, 那此人會經常做出卑劣、尖酸刻薄的事情。

My boss won't give me a pay rise - he's got a real mean streak.

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