Under the table 私下,秘密地

更新時間 2014年 2月 4日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間10:57
A giant table and chair

Artist Giancarlo Neri's work 'The Writer' consists of a 10m-high chair and 7.30m table, made of wood and steel. Photo: BBC

今日小常識

The installation 'The Writer' was shown in Rome's Villa Ada in 2003, then in London's Hampstead Heath in 2005. It is now on permanent display at the Villa Reale in Monza, near Milan.

「作者」這一藝術裝置曾於2003年在羅馬的阿達別墅展出,接著於2005年又在倫敦漢普特斯西斯公園展出。現在它在位於米蘭附近的蒙扎的皇家別墅裏永久陳列。

今日短語

短語 under the table 用來形容秘密的行為,尤其是那種背地裏,偷偷進行的腐敗不法行為。

例句

If you want to open a business in a country where there is a lot of corruption, you may have to make under the table payments to officials.

Tony was a terrible driver. He kept failing his driving test - and eventually he got his driving licence under the table.

請注意

如果你 drink someone under the table 意思就是你的酒量很大,可以把別人灌醉倒地,自己卻安然無恙。

Johnny was a heavy drinker. He could drink anyone under the table.

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