To squirrel something away 把東西儲藏起來

更新時間 2013年 8月 27日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間11:27
A red squirrel

A red squirrel holding a walnut sits in a tree in Frankfurt. Picture: Lisi Niesner/ Reuters


Householders in Britain whose bird tables are a target for hungry squirrels are being encouraged to add a bit of spice to the meal. The UK's Royal Society for Protection of Birds said chilli powder is a safe and effective way to keep squirrels away from nuts and seeds, without harming garden birds.



短語 to squirrel something away 的意思是把東西儲存或藏起來以備日後使用。


Joan's salary is very low but a few years ago she started to squirrel money away. It took her a long time, but she finally saved enough for a deposit for a flat.

Just how much personal information are websites squirrelling away about us from our own computers?


短語 weasel out 的意思是逃避、推諉。若一個人 weaselled out of something, 意思就是說此人逃避責任。

Mary wanted a promotion but didn't want to work hard so she tried to weasel her way out of the most difficult tasks in the office.


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