Chasing rainbows 追求幻想

更新時間 2013年 3月 21日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間10:04
A Formula 1 racing car drives past a rainbow

Australian Formula 1 driver Mark Webber in action in Spain. Photo: Mark Thompson/ Getty Images

今日小常識

Every second counts in Formula 1 racing and one of the most important things that decides which driver wins a race is pit stop times: the time it takes to change tyres and carry out repairs on a car during a race. The world's fastest Formula 1 pit stop was recorded during the German Grand Prix in July 2012, when it took the McLaren team 2.31 seconds to change driver Jenson Button's tyres.

在一級方程式賽車比賽中,每一秒都是極其寶貴的,而整個車賽中一個最重要的環節是每輛賽車在比賽中停下來加油檢修的時機:在這暫短的環節中賽車需要檢修器件和更換輪胎。一級方程賽中賽車停下檢修的最短時間的世界紀錄產生在2012年7月在德國舉行的大賽中,邁凱輪車隊只花了2.31秒鐘就換好了詹森▪巴頓的賽車輪胎。

今日短語

說某人在 chasing rainbows, 就是說他在追求不現實的幻想,有點「夸父追日」的意思。

例句

I know you want to become an actor but I think you should stop chasing rainbows and get an office job. Becoming a successful actor is really hard!

Bob had hundreds of plans and wild ideas about how he could become rich, but none of them ever succeeded. He was always chasing rainbows.

請注意

A wild goose chase 字面上的意思是「追逐野鵝」,形容那種花很多的時間和精力去徒勞的追求某件事情,而這樣的追求不是沒有方向就是方向錯誤。

We were told there was an excellent Korean restaurant in town and spent two hours looking for it, but we couldn't find it. We later found out it has closed down. What a wild goose chase!

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