Ask for the moon 異想天開

更新時間 2013年 12月 5日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間11:20
A plane passes over the face of the full moon

A plane passes over the face of the full moon as it heads for Heathrow Airport in London


The Apollo missions between 1969 and 1972 returned over 380kg of rocks from the Moon, which have been used to help us understand its origins and structure.



短語 to ask for the moon 直譯是要天上的月亮,實際意思是說某人提出過分的要求,想要得不到的東西或是想做做不到的事兒。


Bob's wife is always asking for the moon. He works hard 12 hours a day for poor pay, but she still expects expensive holidays and clothes.

Don't ask for the moon, Mr Jones. Be reasonable, please.


短語 to promise the moon to someone 的意思是向某人答應辦不到的事兒,也就是漢語裏常說的空口許願。

My husband promised me the moon when we got married: a big mansion, a flashy car and all the diamonds I could wear. But none of it happened!


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