Hold the fort 守住堡壘

更新時間 2014年 1月 27日, 星期一 - 格林尼治標準時間13:18
A piper plays his bagpipes outside Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most famous and photographed places in Scotland. Photo: BBC

今日小常識

Bagpipes were designed to be played outside, and the sound they make can be heard up to ten miles away. In the past they were used when Scottish armies went to battle and their music could be heard above the loud sounds of fighting.

風笛是為戶外吹奏而設計的,風笛的吹奏聲最遠可在十英里之外聽到。過去風笛曾被蘇格蘭軍隊用於戰場,因為其樂聲可以壓到戰鬥聲。

今日短語

如果你 hold the fort 那就是說臨時代管處理事物。

例句

When Michael, the boss, went on holiday, he asked me to hold the fort at our company.

I'm just going out to the shops for 20 minutes, can you hold the fort?

請注意

另一個包含 fort 一詞的短語是 to be like Fort Knox 像諾克斯堡,意思是一棟樓房或一個地方保護嚴密,出入嚴格。

My office is like Fort Knox. You need to bring your ID or they won't let you in.

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