To give a leg up 助人一臂之力

更新時間 2012年 11月 2日, 星期五 - 格林尼治標準時間15:19
Cheerleaders at the Wembley Stadium, London

Cheerleaders perform before the NFL football game between the St Louis Rams and the New England Patriots at Wembley Stadium in London. Photo: Darren Staples/Reuters


According to some authors, cheerleading started around 1877 in the United States, when Princeton University students yelled chants from the stands at games. Nowadays most cheerleaders are women.



這個短語 to give a leg up 的意思是助人一臂之力。


I have a great job in a posh restaurant. My mother gave me a leg up when she taught me to cook French dishes.

Mary had an uncle well connected to the business world. It gave her a leg up.


另一個短語 to pull someone's leg 就是開某人玩笑的意思,比如說些完全捏造或不可能的事情。

What?! You've won a million dollars in the lottery? You are pulling my leg.


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