It never rains but it pours 祸不单行

更新时间 2013年 10月 24日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间11:01
People under umbrellas, Wimbledon, London

The umbrellas are up as rain stops a tennis match at Wimbledon, London

今日小常识

The Wimbledon Championships, held since 1877, is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. Wimbledon traditions include a strict dress code for competitors, the eating of strawberries and cream by spectators, and the presence of members of the Royal Family. Wimbledon's Centre Court was fitted with a retractable roof to lessen the loss of playing time due to rain.

温布尔登网球公开赛于1877年首次举行,是全世界网球运动中最具声望的公开赛。温网有很多传统,比如对参赛选手严格的着装要求,观众在观看比赛期间的传统零食草莓配奶油,还有英国王室成员的出席。现在温网中心球场已配有可伸缩折叠顶棚以使比赛不再受到降雨影响。

今日短语

“不雨则已,一雨倾盆”,形容坏事不来则已,一来则不止。It never rains but it pours 和中国成语里的“祸不单行”意思一样。

例句

We had nothing to do for weeks, then suddenly we have all this work to do; it never rains but it pours!

I missed my train this morning, lost my wallet and spilt coffee all over myself; it never rains but it pours.

请注意

如果你给某人的计划或建议“泼冷水” pour cold water, 那就表示你的态度是太过苛刻或消极。

I wanted to walk up the mountain but Jane threw cold water on the idea by taking the cable car.

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