Playing with fire 玩火自焚

更新时间 2013年 7月 4日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间10:11
An artist plays with fire at the International Fire Festival in Kiev

An artist plays with fire at the International Fire Festival in Kiev. Photo: AFP/ Sergei Supinsky

今日小常识

The verb 'to fire' can also mean to shoot. In military battles, soldiers were commanded to 'Fire!' when they had to start shooting at the enemy. 'Enemy fire' is what they got in return.

'Fire' 也可以作动词来使用,意是射击。在军事战场上,当长官发出射击令的时候会说 "Fire!" 士兵就必须开始向敌人射击。被射击的一方会反击,也是“敌人炮火” enemy fire.

今日短语

短语 playing with fire 和汉语中的玩火自焚意思是对等的,换句话说就是冒险,自找毁灭。

例句

Climbing that mountain in this bad weather is playing with fire.

He was playing with fire when he swam across that river at night!

请注意

另一个同火相关的短语,add fuel to the fire 也有对应的汉语成语,即火上浇油。

John's poor excuse for being late just added fuel to the fire. Jane was furious.

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