dodgy

音标:/'dɒdʒɪ/

英文释义:

①If you describe someone or something as dodgy, you disapprove of them because they seem rather dishonest and unreliable.【adj.狡猾的;狡诈的;不老实的】

②If you say that something is dodgy, you mean that it seems rather risky, dangerous, or unreliable.【adj.冒险的;危险的;不可靠的】

③If you say that someone has a dodgy heart or knee, for example, you mean that that part of their body is not very strong or healthy.【adj.不太健康的;不太强壮的】

例句:

①He was a bit of a dodgy character.

他有点儿不老实。

②Predicting voting trends from economic forecasts is a dodgy business.

根据对经济的预测来预言选举的走势不大可靠。

③My heart's a bit dodgy .

我的心脏有点儿小毛病。

《经济学人》一篇关于新冠疫情与教育的文章出现了这个表达:
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Matt Haig的新书 The Midnight Library 也出现了这个表达:
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拓展:

dodge 作为名词可以表示 诡计、花招、躲避 (其实和dodgy的第一个意思还蛮像的哈)
比如Taylor的歌 I don't wanna live forever 出现了表达:dodge a bullet

Wondering if I dodged a bullet or just lost the love of my life.

不明白我是否逃过一劫还是该为失去心中所爱而心碎成片。


cut out for(sb)

对(某人)生来合适


英英释义:

If you say you are not cut out for something, it means that you are not suitable for it.

例句:

①They weren't cut out for this town.

他们不适合留在这个小镇。

②I'm not cut out for theater.

我根本不是演戏剧的料。

Matt Haig的新书 The Midnight Library 也出现了这个表达:
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动画片《咱们裸熊》也出现了这个表达:
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从以上的例子可以看出,cut out for这个短语一般在否定的语境下使用噢~


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