Put on the spot 使尴尬

更新时间 2012年 6月 8日, 星期五 - 格林尼治标准时间15:37
Venus crossing the face of the sun

An image of the planet Venus as it crosses the face of the sun. This won't happen again until the year 2117. Photo: SDO/NASA

Put on the spot 使尴尬

如果说某人 puts you on the spot 那就是说他们提出的问题让你感到很为难,很尴尬。

今日小常识

Venus was named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. It is the second-closest planet to the Sun and its orbit lasts 225 days. Apart from the Moon, it is the brightest natural object visible at night from the Earth.

金星在英语中是维纳斯 VENUS, 这也是古罗马神话中的爱神。金星是第二个距太阳最近的行星,环绕一周需要 225 天。除了月亮之外,金星是从地球可以看到的最亮的星体了。

例句

I can't believe he asked me how old I was in front of the whole office. He really put me on the spot.

She put me on the spot and asked me to say something in French.

请注意

另一个短语 have a soft spot for someone 意思是特别喜欢某人。

No wonder Jane got a promotion. The boss has always had a soft spot for her


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