英语咬文嚼字: whiff,in the rear-view mirror

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今日单词 Word of the Day


Verb /wɪf/

Meaning
(chiefly in baseball or golf) try unsuccessfully to hit the ball;
Figurative : miss the target
Chief North American
未能击中球;未能到达目的;未达到预期效果

Examples
Still, one of the buzziest moments seemed to break in his favor. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro took a veiled jab at Biden’s age and whiffed. Politically, the moment seemed to backfire and left Castro more bruised.
—CNN Sep 13, 2019

Charlottesville mayor says Trump 'whiffed' when asked to call out white nationalists.
—The Washington Times Aug 24, 2017

Feb. 4, 2019 · WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump whiffed on some lofty goals that he laid out in last year's State of the …

今日词组 Phrase of the Day

in the rear-view mirror

Meaning
figuratively the phrase means “in the past".
已成过去,已成往事

A rearview mirror is for looking behind you when you're driving a car. So to say something is "in the rearview mirror" means that it's behind you - in this context, in the past.
— English.stockexchabge

Examples
In "Finders Keepers" by Stephen King, there is a character named Andy Halliday and he says his lovelife has been in the rearview mirror for over 15 years.
— English.stockexchabge

This moment was always going to be a turning point in the campaign. The Democratic National Committee promised six presidential primary debates this year, and half are now officially in the rear-view mirror. (CNN) Sep 13, 2029

今日俚语 Slang of the Day

Salty

Meaning
Feeling salty is akin to feeling upset or angry — usually over something minor, like getting teased;earthy, crude (earthy, crude)
恼火,生气;粗俗的,粗鲁的

Examples

Trump Still Salty Over ‘Fake News’ Report About MLK Bust Removal.
— CBS Miami

"I don't know why, but he's changed an awful lot lately—come jumping salty with me when I was back here. Next time he buzzes into me, I'm going to try his head. He's a big skipper all right—but he aint [sic] too big to fall."
— William H. Jones, The Triangle's End, 1954

I completely forgot about our date and left my girlfriend waiting at the restaurant for over an hour. Now she's all salty. — Nicole Lane
— Webster-Merriam

Feb. 9, 2016 · Trump's salty language on the campaign trail does him NO favors when trying to court evangelical voter.
— CBN

今日习语 Idiom of the Day

the wind at one’s back

Meaning
to be in a good situation in which you can succeed
处于有利地位 ( Cambridge )

Examples
The president has the wind at his back on this issue.
在这个问题上,总统处于有利地位.
(Cambridge)

Despite his formidable fundraising, his toughest competition in this race seemed to change. In the last three months, Warren, his friend and closest ally on the stage, jumped 6% between the last two ABC News/Washington Post polls and sailed into fall with the wind at her back, while Sanders has struggled to show what the next step of his campaign will be.
— CNN Sep 13, 2019

Mar 27, 2019 - He's got the wind at his back and what he does with it will shape his and our future,” Meacham said, referring to Trump March 22 being cleared ...
--- Everett Catts @NeighborEverett Mar 27, 2019

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