Put on a brave face 裝做若無其事的樣子

更新時間 2013年 3月 7日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間17:16
A student taking part in a parade for the Caracol festival in the Philippines

Nature-inspired costumes are popular with children in a parade for the Caracol festival in Makati city in the Philippines. Photo: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

今日小常識

The Philippines - a Spanish colony for more than three centuries and named after a 16th Century Spanish king - was taken over by the US in the early 20th Century. Spanish and American influences remain strong, especially in terms of language, religion and government.

菲律賓具有三百多年的西班牙殖民史,它是以十六世紀西班牙的一位國王而命名的。曾於二十世紀初被美國佔領。至今西班牙和美國對菲律賓的影響依然強勁,尤其體現在語言、宗教和政府方面。

今日短語

如果說一個人在假裝地高興或故作鎮定,好像什麼事情都沒有,就可以說 put on a brave face 即裝作若無其事的樣子。

例句

Mary didn't get the promotion she was expecting. But she put on a brave face and went to the office party.

The athletes put on a brave face when they left the stadium, where the team had suffered its worst defeat in ten years.

請注意

另一個短語 two-faced 的意思是兩面派,人前人後言辭不一。

Frederick is two-faced. He keeps telling me he loves my work, while he says to my colleagues that he thinks I should be sacked.

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