To clam up 沉默不語

Image caption A giant clam on the seabed near Zanzibar


動詞短語 to clam up 用來形容一個人因為緊張,尷尬或不想談論某件事而沉默不語。


Adam was very naughty and ate all the cookies. When his mother asked where they were he clammed up and couldn't tell her.

When I was young I used to clam up when a stranger asked me a question.


另一個短語 the world is your oyster 意思是世界屬於你,機遇很多,萬事順心,可隨心所欲。

Now that you have your college degree, the world is your oyster!