The sands of time 時光

更新時間 2013年 12月 31日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間10:55
Sand dunes, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

The rising sun casts light and shadow on the massive sand dunes in the Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia. Photo: BBC


Much of Namibia is covered in desert. The country also has grasslands and a Central Plateau which is quite dry, large areas of which are used for livestock farming.



短語 the sands of time 是表達時間 time 的另一個說法。這個說法更有詩意,常被用在談論時間流逝的語境中。


"I am always ready to score the winning goal," said the footballer, dismissing those who said the sands of time are running out on his long career.

Plan for your retirement. The sands of time catch up with everyone.


短語 to draw a line in the sand 的意思是事先制定底線。

Mary drew a line in the sand. If her son didn't do his homework on Monday, he would have to stay at home for a month.


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