英语每日习语:throw (sb or sth) a curve ball

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习语可以是一个词或短语,要理解习语的意思不能脱离其文化背景。习语一词的含义甚广,其蕴含的意义往往不能从词或词组的字面意思推测而得。习语在所有语言中都很常见; 仅在英语中,估计就有两万五千个习语。

今日习语(Idiom of the Day)

throw (sb or sth) a curve ball

英文解释
To present (someone or something) with a difficult and unexpected problem, situation, question;to surprise someone or something with something that is difficult or unpleasant to deal with.

curve ball, curveball or just curve

中文解释
throw (sb or sth) a curve ball 从字面讲,就是扔给某人(或某事)一个曲线球,曲线球是指在棒球中由于其曲线路径而使其难以回击。引申意思:给(某人或某事)出难题;使(某人或某事)惊讶;出难题,让人没有防备。

如果有人扔给你一个曲线球 (a curve ball),他们会做一些你意想不到的事情让你吃惊。

该习语 curve ball 有时写成: curveball, 或 curve。

原文举例
Trump's positive COVID-19 test throws markets pre-election curveball. Investors already skittish ahead of U.S. elections in November now have another thing to worry about: the president’s health. (October 2, 2020 reuters.com)
特朗普的COVID-19检测呈阳性给市场在选举前造成了意想不到的困惑。在11月美国大选前已经紧张不安的投资者现在又有一件事要担心了: 总统的健康状况。

Mother Nature threw us a curve ball last winter with record-breaking amounts of snow.
去年冬天的降雪量创下了记录,老天爷真是给我们出了个难题。

Her confidence and fact-of-the-matter answers threw police a curve during their questioning.
她的自信和实事求是的回答使警方在询问中遇到了难题。

I had only been reading the textbook instead of going to classes, so a few of the questions on the final exam really threw me a curve ball.
我只是在看课本而没有去上课,所以期末考试的几个问题真的让我很困惑。


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