Ask for the moon 異想天開

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Image caption One of the Appollo missions to the moon


短語 to ask for the moon 直譯是要天上的月亮,實際意思是說某人提出過分的要求,想要得不到的東西或是想做做不到的事兒。


Bob's wife is always asking for the moon. He works hard 12 hours a day for poor pay, but she still expects expensive holidays and clothes.

Don't ask for the moon, Mr Jones. Be reasonable, please.


短語 to promise the moon to someone 的意思是向某人答應辦不到的事兒,也就是漢語裏常說的空口許願。


My husband promised me the moon when we got married: a big mansion, a flashy car and all the diamonds I could wear. But none of it happened!