To pop your head out 探頭出去

更新時間 2013年 3月 19日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間11:33
Crocus flowers growing in snow

Crocus flowers pop their heads out through a layer of fresh snow. Photo: AP/ Matthias Hiekel

今日小常識

The British Autumn crocus flower was once used as a herbal treatment for inflammation. This is because it contains a chemical (colchicine), which is known to have medicinal properties, including anti-cancer effects. Scientists are now trying to use the chemical to treat tumours.

英國秋藏紅花曾被用在草藥療程裏治療炎症。秋藏紅花裏含有一種名為秋水仙鹼的化學成份,此成份已被證實含有眾多醫療特質,包括抗癌功效。科學家們也正在嘗試使用這一化學物質來治療腫瘤。

今日短語

如果某人說他要 pop their head out, 意思就是此人正準備快速的看一眼外面的情況。

例句

I'm just going to pop my head out and check the weather to see if I need to take an umbrella with me today.

Could you just pop your head out of the window please and see what's caused the traffic to stop?

請注意

我們用短語 eyes pop out of your head 來描述當某人看見一個不尋常或令人驚奇的事物時目瞪口呆的表情。

When John asked Jane to marry him and gave her a diamond ring, her eyes popped out of her head; it was completely unexpected.

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