Break the ice 打破僵局

更新时间 2013年 3月 26日, 星期二 - 格林尼治标准时间09:44
Swimmer plunging into a frozen lake

A swimmer braves the ice in Beijing's Houhai Lake. Photo: Jason Lee/ Reuters

今日小常识

Hot water freezes faster than cold water. Ice can appear in nature as snowflakes, icicles, hail, frost, glaciers, pack ice, ice spikes and candles and polar ice caps.

热水比冷水结冰的速度更快。冰在自然界的不同形态有雪花、冰锥、冰雹、霜、冰川、浮冰、冰凌,和极地冰。

今日短语

To break the ice 就是见到陌生人时主动开口和对方攀谈,打破彼此生疏的僵局。

例句

She said, "Here's a game that's guaranteed to break the ice at parties".

The room was silent, so he told a joke to break the ice.

Sometimes it's very difficult to break the ice with our new students because they are so shy.

请注意

如果你 put something on ice, 就是说你暂时把某事搁置一下,暂时“雪藏”,不立即进行处理。

We decided to put the project on ice for a while and concentrate on doing other things.

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