Licking your lips 舔你的嘴唇

更新时间 2012年 11月 29日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间10:20
A monkey licks a block of ice with bananas encased in it during the Monkey Buffet Festival.

A monkey licks a block of ice with bananas encased in it during the Monkey Buffet Festival. Photo: Chaiwat Subprasom/ Reuters

今日小常识

The Monkey Buffet Festival is an annual event held in Lopburi, Thailand to promote tourism. The festival provides food and drink for the monkeys, as a way of thanking them for drawing visitors to the town.

在泰国华富里举行的一年一度的“猴子自助餐节”是泰国为促进旅游业增长所设立的一项活动。在节日期间,人们为猴子们提供丰富的水果食物以感谢它们为吸引游客到镇上参观做出的努力。

今日短语

我们常用短语 licking their lips 来形容人们正要吃好吃的东西。这个短语也可以用来形容人们对即将发生的事情非常期待和盼望的心情。

例句

My children were licking their lips when they entered the sweet shop.

You'll be licking your lips when you see the roast dinner I've made!

Dave was licking his lips ahead of the crucial football game.

请注意

短语 lick your wounds 舔自己的伤口是说一个人正在从失败中恢复过来。这个短语来自动物世界,因为许多动物们在受伤后会自己舔伤口。

That was an incredible cricket match! The winning team is celebrating on the pitch, whilst the losers have gone to lick their wounds in the clubhouse.

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