To be on ice 擱置

更新時間 2012年 12月 27日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間13:43
Frozen crane sculpture in Tokyo

As temperatures plummet in Tokyo, icicles hang from the wings of a frozen crane sculpture on a fountain. Photo: Tsuno Yoshikazu/AFP/Getty


According to the Guinness Book of Records, the lowest temperature recorded in a place where there is a permanent population is the Siberian village of Oymyakon, in Russia, where the temperature reached -68°C in 1933 (the coldest ever recorded outside Antarctica).

根據吉尼斯世界紀錄記載,位於俄羅斯西伯利亞地區名為 Oymyakon 的村莊是世界上有常住人口最冷的地方。1933年這裏溫度曾跌至零下68攝氏度(南極以外有記錄最冷的地方)。


To be on ice 的意思是冷凍,擱置,通常涉及某個決定或計劃。換句話說就是暫時不考慮。


The Middle East peace process may be on ice but it's still a priority for many Western leaders.

I've had to put my trip to the Caribbean on ice as I need the money to get my car repaired.


另一個短語 to be on thin ice, 意思是如履薄冰,處境困難。

John opened a luxury goods shop in 2008. He was on thin ice when the recession started.


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