82:throw one's hat in the ring



今天学的词组是throw one's hat in the ring。这个词组的字面意思是把帽子扔进拳击场。据说在19世纪的拳击比赛中,有人要和拳击手较量,就把帽子扔进拳击场里 -- throw his hat in the ring。后来"把帽子扔进拳击场"成了一种比喻,意思是参加竞赛或是政治竞选。

美国前总统泰迪.罗斯福1912年宣布竞选总统时说,"My hat's in the ring." 美国著名共和党参议员约翰.麦凯恩决定成立一个委员会,探索2008年竞选总统的可能性。新闻报导说,"McCain threw his hat in the ring - - joining the fight for the White House," 意思是说,麦凯恩决定角逐总统大位。今天学的词组是 throw one's hat in the ring...

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