Stare in the face 就在眼前

更新时间 2012年 7月 4日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间14:01
Ernie 'Turtleman' Brown holds a turtle

Ernie 'Turtleman' Brown holds a turtle he pulled from a pond in Lebanon. He is well-known for helping people rid their property of animals they consider a nuisance. Photo: Dylan Lovan

Stare in the face 就在眼前

当某人或某事 stares you in the face 的时候,这个形容比喻什么事情很明显,就在眼前。


The leatherback is the world's biggest turtle and listed as 'Critically Endangered', largely because of poaching for eggs and snaring in fishing gear. Typically between one and two metres long, the animals weigh up to three-quarters of a tonne and can swim across entire oceans.

棱皮龟是世界上最大的乌 ,现在被列为濒危动物,这个情况很大成度上是因为乌龟蛋被偷盗和它们常被人类的捕鱼设备套住致死。通常 棱皮龟体长一至两米,体重能达到四分之三吨。它们能游过整个海洋。


The detective realised soon that he had been staring the solution to the crime in the face all along: the murderer was the butler!

If we calm down in a crisis we might find out that the way out of it is staring us in the face.


另一个短语 stare someone down 的意思是施加压力,让他人让步或投降。

I'm a very persistent person and no amount of staring down will make me give up on joining the posh country club!


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