One sandwich short of a picnic 脑子少根筋

更新时间 2012年 10月 30日, 星期二 - 格林尼治标准时间09:32
A group of youngsters, dressed up as a sandwich, in a fancy dress march during a Halloween event in Kawasaki, near Tokyo.

A group of youngsters, dressed up as a sandwich, in a fancy dress march during a Halloween event in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. Photo: Itsuo Inouye

今日小常识

Halloween marks the end of the Celtic year and was believed to be the day when the spirits of those who died in the previous year would come back and possess a body of the living to allow them passage into the afterlife. To frighten them and avoid becoming possessed, the living would dress up in scary costumes.

万圣节意味着凯尔特年的结束。据信这一天也是在过去一年中死亡的鬼魂返回人世的时刻,这些鬼魂会寻找活人并借助他们的身体来转世。为了吓走和避免被鬼魂附体,活着的人应该穿上恐怖的服装。

今日短语

短语 one sandwich short of a picnic 虽然字面上说的是三明治和野餐,但实际含义是幽默地指某人脑子里少了根筋,做的事情让常人不能理解。

例句

John is one sandwich short of a picnic. He gave up a job in a big bank to live in a caravan.

When we arrived at our hotel by the beach in Miami, all Mary had in her suitcase was her fur coat. She is one sandwich short of a picnic.

请注意

另一个短语 to be the meat in the sandwich 三明治中间夹的那块肉,这就是说这个人夹在两方争论的中间, 帮哪方都不好。

My brother and my sister are fighting over who gets our late mother's cat. I'm the meat in the sandwich, as usual, stuck in the middle.

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