Ducks in a row 井井有條

更新時間 2014年 1月 2日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間11:40
Rubber ducks

Rubber ducks are associated with bath time and are also collected by a small number of enthusiasts. Photo: BBC


A 16m-high rubber duck has attracted crowds of visitors as it travels around the world. Sydney, Sao Paulo, Amsterdam and Hong Kong are among the cities where the giant yellow bird created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has been taken since it started its journey in 2007.



短語 ducks in a row 的意思是把事情組織的一絲不紊或井井有條,這是個美式英語表達。


With the recession looming, the government has to get its ducks in a row and invest in job creation.

The company's owner has given his managers a few days to get their ducks in a row. If they don't improve their performance he'll fire them.


如果某人被形容為 a sitting duck 意思就是此人易受攻擊,坐以待斃。

The platoon ended up behind enemy lines. With no reinforcements from Central Command they were sitting ducks.


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