Big cheese 重要人物

更新時間 2012年 11月 9日, 星期五 - 格林尼治標準時間15:39
Country farmer

West Country farmer Richard Calver from Westcombe Dairy in Somerset with Reward the cow and a large piece of cheese, reflected in a puddle near the London Eye in central London. PA Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth

今日小常識

In Britain, around 600,000 tonnes of hard cheese is consumed every year - which is about 10kg per person per year or 27.4 grams per person per day (a piece of cheese the size of a matchbox). Continental Europeans eat almost twice as much cheese per person per day, mainly because breakfasts on the mainland often feature cheese.


英國人每年消耗大約 60 萬噸的硬奶酪,人均消耗 一年10 公斤或每人每天 27.4 克(體積類似火柴盒大小)。 歐洲其他國家的人比英國人更能吃奶酪,每人每天吃的奶酪幾乎是英國人的兩倍,這主要是因為奶酪是歐式早餐中重要的一部分。

今日短語

在企業裏,中心領導往往被稱為 big cheese, 字面意思是大奶酪,所以這是一個非常口語化的稱呼,最好別在領導面前提起。

例句

If you want to get anything done here, you need to speak to the big cheese.

Since he became the big cheese he doesn't have time for us anymore.

請注意

另一個包含cheese 的短語是 like chalk and cheese, 就像粉筆和奶酪,往往用於形容兩個人的個性或面貌截然不同。

My two children are like chalk and cheese – one is tall with fair hair and blue eyes and the other is short with dark hair and dark eyes.

Me and my brother are like chalk and cheese – I'm really shy and quiet and he's really talkative and sociable.


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