To be snookered 被騙了

Alex Higgins in action
Image caption Alex Higgins was one the greatest snooker players. He was famous for his fast play and was nicknamed Hurricane Higgins

今日短語

斯諾克 snooker 是一種台球運動。Snooker 的動詞形式有欺騙的意思。如果我們說某人被 snookered,意思就是那個人被騙了。

例句

I was snookered by a fake internet company – I paid one hundred pounds for a handbag but never received anything!

This email says I will receive ten thousand pounds if I hand over my bank details – do you think someone's trying to snooker me?

請注意

短語 pot shot 可以用來表達批評某人,尤其是在此人已經成為大家的抨擊對象時。

例句

The scandal allowed the opposition to take a pot shot at the government.