Full steam ahead! 全速前进!

更新时间 2012年 2月 29日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间17:39
Fiona Boubert proposes to her partner Neil Kennedy next to a steam train.

Fiona Boubert proposes to her partner Neil Kennedy on the Watercress Line steam railway on leap year day - 29 February. Photo by Chris Ison.


Full steam ahead 意思是充满信心地和精力饱满地全速前进。



There is a tradition in Ireland and Scotland that women are allowed to propose on leap year day. If the man turns her down, tradition dictates that he should buy her fabric or a fine gown!

爱尔兰和苏格兰有一个传统:在润年二月二十九这天女子可以向男子求婚,不过万一男子谢绝女方,那么这名男子要给女的买一块衣料(苏格兰)或一件晚礼裙 ( 爱尔兰 )

We've had months of setbacks but now it's full steam ahead. We should have the new product out by April.

We're going full steam ahead with our plans to extend the kitchen.


不要把这个短语和另一个短语to do something under your own steam 混淆起来,后者的意思是独立完成某事。

I made the whole film without help; the script, the direction, the editing – I did it all under my own steam.


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