take the edge off 是什麼意思?

2016/12/28 09:19
Sammy 老師
分類: 英文字彙片語

在這裡 edge 不是「邊緣」的意思,而是指緊張不安的情緒

take the edge off 在電影或影集裡常聽到

意思是使一件令人不愉快的事變得比較容易忍受

消除緊張或其他不好的情緒

像有時電影裡的人要去做一件像是搶刧、殺人,或其他要冒險的事

旁邊的人就會給他一杯酒叫他喝下去

因為酒可以「take the edge off

例如:

Have a drink. It will take the edge off.
(喝杯酒吧。它會消除緊張。)

I usually go jogging to take the edge off before an exam.
(考試前我通常會去慢跑消除緊張。)

He tried to take the edge off with a nice hot bath.
(他洗了個熱水澡,試圖消除緊張。)



 
 

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