jockey

音标:/'dʒɒkɪ/

英英释义:

①A jockey is someone who rides a horse in a race.【n.赛马骑师】

②If you say that someone is jockeying for something, you mean that they are using whatever methods they can in order to get it or do it before their competitors can get it or do it.【v.耍各种手腕获取;用尽手段谋取】

例句:

①The rival political parties are already jockeying for power.

相互竞争的政党已经在耍各种手段争权夺势了。

②Already, both sides are jockeying to belittle the other side.

双方已经在使出浑身解数贬低对方了。

③Although favorite to win the race, the champion jockey had an off day and was unplaced.

虽然那位第一流的职业骑手最有希望赢得比赛的胜利, 但他的身体感到不舒服, 结果未得名次。

拓展:

这里补充一个短语:

be jockeying for position 抢占有利位置

If someone is jockeying for position, they are using whatever methods they can in order to get into a better position than their rivals.

hold court
(讲趣闻或笑话)使人快乐,逗人乐

英英释义:

to talk to a group of people who are all paying you a lot of attention because you are interesting, funny, or important.

例句:

①Robert Van Winkle held court online last week with more than 1,000 fans.

上周,说唱歌手罗伯特·范·温克在网上吸引了1000多位粉丝。

②All the guests had gathered in the kitchen, where Katy was holding court.


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