A leg up 胜人一筹

更新时间 2012年 12月 20日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间13:50
Cheerleaders at the Wembley Stadium, London

Cheerleaders perform before the NFL football game between the St Louis Rams and the New England Patriots at Wembley Stadium in London. Photo: Darren Staples/Reuters


According to some authors, cheerleading started around 1877 in the United States, when Princeton University students yelled chants from the stands at games. Nowadays most cheerleaders are women.



短语 a leg up on someone 的意思是与他人相比具有优势。


My grandmother attended a catering course in France last year. Now, when it comes to cooking, she definitely has a leg up on the family.

If you study hard, you'll have a leg up on the competition when it comes to finding a good job.


另一个短语 to pull someone's leg 就是开某人玩笑的意思,比如说些完全捏造或不可能的事情。

What?! You've won a million dollars in the lottery? You are pulling my leg!


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