英语咬文嚼字: what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

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关键词: pesky ; wear something out ; be up to your neck (in sth) ; what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

今日单词 Word of the Day

pesky
adjective [ before noun ] /ˈpes.ki/

Meaning
annoying or causing trouble
讨厌的;惹麻烦的 ( Cambridge )

Examples
Those pesky kids from next door have let the air out of my car tyres again!
隔壁那些讨厌的孩子又把我汽车轮胎的气放了!( Cambridge )

That led to the infamous rebellion last week and the subsequent sacking of 21 MPs. If it was tough for his government to pass any legislation before, it's pretty much impossible now. No wonder he wanted to suspend such a pesky Parliament.
— Daily Mail

Mayor de Blasio acts like Trump when faced with pesky questions on fund-raising probe during primary debate.
— NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
SEP 06, 2017

今日词组 Phrase of the Day

wear something out
wear out something

Meaning
to make something worthless or nonfunctional from use.
(使某事物)用得不能再用、用坏或耗尽

Examples
But like everyone else in Trump's dysfunctional foreign policy team, Bolton wore out his welcome, standing in the way of his boss' impetuous instincts and seeking a share of the Feb. 18, 2017 ·

Let Trump wear out his welcome for a while as President, & then go after him. This 7x24 attack on everything Trump just sets …

Putin is the one who escalates in order to test Trump, wear out the disintegration tendencies within the EU as well as a pre- Ukrainian economy …

The coach made the team practice until he wore them out. If he wears out everybody on the team, nobody will

今日俚语 Slang of the Day

be up to your neck (in sth)

Meaning
to be very busy;to be very involved in a situation, or to have too much of the thing stated
忙碌(于…); 卷入…;深深陷入…;有太多的… (Cambridge)

Examples
She's up to her neck in debt/problems/work.
她债台高筑/问题缠身/工作繁忙。
(Cambridge)

I'd like to help, but I'm up to my neck at the moment.
我很乐意帮忙,但我这会儿正忙得不可开交。( Cambridge)

In his latest disaster, Scotland's highest civil court ruled on Wednesday that Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, leading to accusations that his government deliberately misled the Queen. That in itself might not be illegal. But lying to one of the most loved people in the country is hardly a great look for a Prime Minister already up to his neck.
—Daily Mail

今日习语 Idiom of the Day


what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

Chiefly UK

what's good for the goose is good for the gander
Chiefly US

Meaning
said to emphasize that if one person is allowed to do something or to behave in a particular way, then another person must be allowed to do that thing or behave in that way, too
适用于此者也应适用于彼;应该一视同仁
— Cambridge Dictionary

Origin
In this expression “gander” is the male species of goose. This phrase is used to say that whatever is appropriate for the female is also appropriate for the make goose too. Although at the first instant it seems that the comparison is made only between the two sexes, but today the words “goose” and “gander” are used to refer to any person or group persons. Moreover, the word “good” in this idiom can be used to compare some negative effects also.
— Phrase.com

Examples
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson responded to a question about whether members of his own Conservative (or Tory) party who vote against his proposed deal with the European Union would be effectively kicked out of the party (just like those who have announced that they would vote against a "no deal" Brexit). He answered yes, saying: "What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander”.
— Merriam-Webster

Clinton certainly has her own transparency issues, but that doesn’t excuse Mr. Trump. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. If Hilary lacks credibility and trustworthiness because of secretiveness, then the same goes for Donald. If American’s want to see what’s on her e-mail server, then they should have the same right to see what’s in his tax returns.
— Economist.com Jun 2nd 2016 6:21 GMT

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  1. Mont
    Mont 【士兵】

    又能吃到营养丰富的English Breakfast了,师兄辛苦啦!

    • admin
      admin2019-09-14 at 08:55

      @MontHi Mont,

      Morning! Thank you! I’m glad you like it. A healthy breakfast is always ready for you. Just feel at home. [嘻嘻]