2:up someone's sleeve



今天我们要学一个词组: up someone's sleeve。千万不要解释为"在谁的袖子上"。Up someone's sleeve是指某人的秘密。在报导美国国务卿秘密访问贝鲁特时,报纸说:"...if there were no secret visit up the Administration's sleeve ...." 意思是:要是当局不进行秘密访问,那才是奇怪了。


人们不太喜欢那种什么事都要保密的人。People dislike those who often have something up their sleeve. 但是,一个妻子为丈夫举行生日聚会而事先不告诉他--The wife has something up her sleeve for his birthday party,这丈夫当然会非常高兴。今天我们学的一个词组是up someone's sleeve...

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