86:talk turkey



今天学的词组是talk turkey。 Turkey是火鸡,作为习惯用语,talk turkey的意思是谈正经事,坦率、直截了当地说。火鸡是美国人感恩节大餐的传统佳肴。美国农业部因此每年感恩节都有专家值班,回答民众有关火鸡烹饪和食品安全的问题,"The experts from the Agriculture Department are talking turkey all day long." -- 农业部的专家们一整天都在坦率地和民众交谈。

这里, talk turkey一语双关,人们在感恩节时提出的问题大都跟烤火鸡有关。不过talk turkey平时也常用,你可以跟你的朋友说,"talk turkey or I'll go," -- 说正事吧,不然我就走了。今天学的词组是talk turkey...

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