Stare in the face 就在眼前

更新時間 2012年 7月 4日, 星期三 - 格林尼治標準時間14:01
Ernie 'Turtleman' Brown holds a turtle

Ernie 'Turtleman' Brown holds a turtle he pulled from a pond in Lebanon. He is well-known for helping people rid their property of animals they consider a nuisance. Photo: Dylan Lovan

Stare in the face 就在眼前

當某人或某事 stares you in the face 的時候,這個形容比喻什麼事情很明顯,就在眼前。


The leatherback is the world's biggest turtle and listed as 'Critically Endangered', largely because of poaching for eggs and snaring in fishing gear. Typically between one and two metres long, the animals weigh up to three-quarters of a tonne and can swim across entire oceans.

棱皮龜是世界上最大的烏 ,現在被列為瀕危動物,這個情況很大成度上是因為烏龜蛋被偷盜和它們常被人類的捕魚設備套住致死。通常 棱皮龜體長一至兩米,體重能達到四分之三噸。它們能遊過整個海洋。


The detective realised soon that he had been staring the solution to the crime in the face all along: the murderer was the butler!

If we calm down in a crisis we might find out that the way out of it is staring us in the face.


另一個短語 stare someone down 的意思是施加壓力,讓他人讓步或投降。

I'm a very persistent person and no amount of staring down will make me give up on joining the posh country club!


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