A damp squib 希望落空

更新时间 2012年 7月 11日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间12:28
A woman carries the Olympic torch in the heavy rain

A woman carries the Olympic torch in the heavy rain in Southend-on-Sea, England. Photo: Ben Birchall

A damp squib 希望落空

如果形容某事为 A damp squib 意思就是事情根本不像预想的那么好,希望落空了。

今日小常识

The jet stream, which is a massive but mysterious driver of the British weather, is being blamed for the repeated flooding being suffered. This summer in the UK has so far been one of the most miserable on record with heavy rainfall and flooding in many parts of the country.

喷气流是左右英国天气的主要因素,被认为是导致近来接连不断的洪灾的罪魁祸首。迄今为止,英国今夏遭遇的洪灾是有史以来最严重的,该国多地受到大雨和洪灾的影响。

例句

I heard it was going to be the greatest fireworks display ever but it turned out to be a damp squib. Everything was finished in 30 seconds and half of them didn’t work.

The opening ceremony was a bit of a damp squib. It wasn’t as spectacular as I thought it would be and I got bored towards the end.

My 18th birthday party turned out to be a damp squib. Only two people turned up and the food I ordered was rubbish.

请注意

另一个短语 damp something down 意思是降低,抑制。

She tried to damp down rumours about her relationship with her boss


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