Nip it in the bud 防患於未然

Pink water lilies
Image caption Aren't they beautiful?

今日短語

短語to nip it in the bud 意思是防患於未然或消滅於萌芽狀態。

例句

If he doesn't nip it in the bud, then the problem could soon get much worse.

She thought it was a very dangerous idea and should be nipped in the bud immediately.

請注意

另一個短語to nip out for something, 意思是快去快回。

例句

Could you nip out to the shop and get me some milk, please?